The Beekeeper's Lament

"John Miller . . . trucks his hives around the country, bringing millions of bees to farmers otherwise bereft of natural pollinators.  Even as the mysterious and deadly epidemic known as Colony Collapse Disorder devastates bee populations across the globe, Miller forges ahead with the determination and wry humor of a true homespun hero.  The Beekeeper's Lament tells his story and that of his bees, making for a complex, moving, and unforgettable portrait of man in the new natural world."  -from the book jacket

"An engaging account of the men and insects who put food on our tables.  The Beekeeper's Lament is a sweet, sad story."  -Elizabeth Kolbert, author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe, beekeeper, and New Yorker contributor