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Carol Herman the Books Editor at The Washington Times names
Marchese's HONEYBEE as one of the "Books We Loved in 2009!"

"Marchese has given us a lovely gift. Honeybee is an entertaining and useful
primer for the novice and honeybee devotee alike." (Washington Times )

C. Marina Marchese's Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper
has made me whisk that honey from the pantry and examine it -
as well as the honeybees that produced it - in a whole new light.
-Cate Hennessey, Chester County Dwell

Get your copy of Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper
signed by the author C. Marina Marchese

$14.95 - Now in Paperback!

One woman's charming and personal account of abandoning the rat race to live blissfully as a beekeeper and honey entrepreneur plus everything you'd ever want to know about bees. Ten years ago, Marina Marchese fell in love with bees during a tour of a neighbor's honeybee hives. Surprised to find that allowing docile honeybees to crawl across her hands instilled a serene tranquility and comfort, Marina quit her job, acquired her own bees, built her own hives, harvested honey, earned a certificate in apitherapy, studied wine tasting in order to transfer those skills to honey tasting, and eventually opened her own business. Today, Red Bee Honey sells artisanal honey and honey-related products to shops and restaurants all over the country. Honeybee is not only a warm and inspiring story of one woman's intimate experience with honeybees (arguably the most industrious creatures on earth) but it is also bursting with fascinating and practical information about all aspects of bees, beekeeping, and honey, including life inside the beehive and the role of the queen, drones, and workers; how bees make honey; pollination and its importance in sustaining life; building a beehive; hiving and keeping honeybees; harvesting honey and comb; healing with honey and the practice of apitherapy; and much, much more. Recipes for food, drink, and personal care products are included throughout. Also included is a detailed appendix of 75 different varieties of honey.

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Contact: Sally Feller at Black Dog and Leventhal
212.647.9336 x137 or by email

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A portion of the profits generated from the sale of HONEYBEE Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper will be donated to support The American Apitherapy Society, Central Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis, Just Food, NYC, (NOFA) Northeast Organic Farming Association, New Canaan Nature Center and other non-profit organizations.
Advanced praise for Honeybee:

"Honeybee is a delightful book, filled with love and passion and fascinating information about one of the most important (and neglected) links in the food production chain: bees! Highly recommended!"
-Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, author of The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth

"A delightful read, packed with useful information and charming stories, Honeybee will tell you everything you need to know to get started in beekeeping. More important, it will make you want to: Marina Marchese's enthusiasm is infectious."
-Rowan Jacobsen, author of Fruitless Fall: The Collapse of the Honeybee and the Coming Agricultural Crisis

"Honeybee brings a greater appreciation of both [honey] and the little creatures that deliver it. A simple food turns out not to be so simple after all; as I am to honey itself, I found myself a little stuck to this book."
-Max McCalman, Dean of Curriculum, Artisanal Premium Cheese, and author of The Cheese Plate, Cheese: A Connoisseur's Guide to the World's Best, and Mastering Cheese

"C. Marina Marchese's deeply felt love and appreciation for the honeybee, the ancient craft of beekeeping, and the exquisite delicacy known as honey leaps from these pages. From her backyard in Connecticut to the Amalfi coast of Italy her personal journey provides a wonderful introduction to the world of the honeybee."
-Ross Conrad, author of Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture

"Marina Marchese's Honeybee: Lesson from an Accidental Beekeeper is a charming and informative passage to the hive from the beginning to end. Especially helpful are the appendices to guide novice and experienced beekeepers in honey varietals, pairings, and labels. It's a perfect bee primer for all audiences."
-Tammy Horn, author of Bees in America: How the Honey Bee Shaped a Nation


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