The Bee-Friendly Garden


The Bee-Friendly Garden
Kate Frey and Gretchen LeBuhn
Ten Speed Press

     I've always been interested in bees, at least ever since I saw a particular Magic School Bus episode on the television as a kid. There's just something attractive to me about beekeeping and all of the things you can make out of beeswax and honey. I also love gardens, especially flower ones (although I don't have much of a green thumb) so when I saw this book I thought it might be a handy thing to have around when I'm actually able to plant a garden.

     One thing I wasn't expecting was just how much information on bees there was going to be; there was definitely a lot about flowers, but the focus was certainly on the bees. Though I had hoped there would be more on gardening in regards to beekeeping and honey production/taste, overall I thought that this book had a lot of good information. I liked that it not only showed what plants bees are drawn to, but also what plants they are not, or ones that can even be poisonous to the bees (or to humans in honey).

     Overall, a lovely book with informative text and some very nice pictures.

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Oh, me too! I love bees and honey and gardens. One of the many ideas I have for my someday farm is beehives. This sounds like a great guide for getting started!


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