The life and death of the hive told with unusual intimacy in a beautifuly illustrated poem-journal.
A poem-journal of beekeeping that chronicles the life of the hive, “Bee Journal” introduces us to the living architecture of the comb, the range and locality of the colony, as well as its flights, flowers, water sources, and parasites. Relying on a thrilling fresh imagery, this book by British poet and artist Sean Borodale scrutinizes life and death in nature with an unusual intimacy. “Bee Journal” is part of “The Birds and the Bees” series, designed by Scottish studio Timorous Beasties, which is famous for their designs inspired in the natural world. In 2012, it was shortlisted for the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, the Costa Poetry Book Award and the T. S. Eliot Prize.