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Liquid Gold

Bees and the Pursuit of Midlife Honey
Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
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After a chance meeting in the pub, Roger Morgan-Grenville and his friend Duncan decide to take up beekeeping. Their enthusiasm matched only by their ignorance, they are pitched into an arcane world of unexpected challenges.

Coping with many setbacks along the way, they manage to create a colony of beehives, finishing two years later with more honey than anyone knows what to do with. By standing back from their normal lives and working with the cycle of the seasons, they emerge with a new-found understanding of nature and a respect for the honeybee and the threats it faces.

Wryly humorous and surprisingly moving, Liquid Gold is the story of a friendship between two unlikely men at very different stages of their lives. It is also an uplifting account of the author's own midlife journey: coming to terms with an empty nest, getting older, looking for something new.

©2020 Roger Morgan-Grenville (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • sam
  • 05-05-20

great book

Very entertaining and a great volume of good information. I loved the narrator. I recommend this to son who is not a bee keeper.very closely reminds me of my beginning in bee keeping. Lost hives ,lost swarms and killed a good hive by ignorance.