Honey and Venom

Honey and Venom

Confessions of An Urban Beekeeper

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Andrew Coté has one of the most intriguing, challenging, and unique jobs in New York City--maintaining millions of honey bees atop some of the city's most iconic buildings. His apiaries have crowned the Waldorf Astoria and the Museum of Modern Art; reside on the North Lawn of the United Nations; reign above stores, hotels, restaurants, schools, churches, and synagogues; and are situated in community gardens, and even cemeteries, throughout the five boroughs. Widely recognized as New York City's premier urban beekeeper, in this debut collection, Coté takes readers with him on his daily apiary adventures over the course of a year, in the city and across the globe.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2020].
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781524799045
Characteristics: xvi, 295 pages ; 22 cm.


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Dec 21, 2020

Fascinating look at urban beekeeping by one of the founders of Bees Without Borders. Who knew that beekeeping in NYC is such an exciting business, with politics, celebrities, and swarm rescues from really awkward and sometimes downright dangerous places playing a part? Entertaining reading, and you'll learn a lot about bees, too.

Jun 21, 2020

BEE prepared for a fun book filled with interesting and humorous stories by a New York City beekeeper. But the stories just don’t take place in NYC. He teaches beekeeping in Iraq, Uganda and other places for Bees Without Borders. It’s hard work but Cote makes it sound like fun.


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