About the book
Sold toDenmark: Vandkunsten, Germany: Btb/Random House, UK: MacLehose Press (World English Rights)
Bees and Their Keepers is a most compelling and beautiful love story to the bees and our mutual relationship that is far more precious and important than we seem to think. With compassion and great knowledge Lotte Möller unfolds our cultural history with the bees from ancient time to the present, explaining just how much they have inspired and helped us along the way. To have knowledge about bees has always been considered to be an almost divine quality as their attention to detail and purpose is so special, even magical considering the honey they produce.
She gives us an insight to the daily life in the beehive, describing their natural order of things and habits. But all is not bliss when it comes to these busy little creatures. For instance, when it was discovered in the 18th century that the beehive was ruled by a queen bee and not a king, heated discussions broke out.
With a keen eye for colourful characters, Möller introduces us to a trigger happy Californian beekeeper raging against both killer bees and bee politics, as well as Rudolf Steiner and the eighty-five years old monk, Brother Adam, who got into trouble with his Abbott in defense of the bees.