Bee Journal. / Borodale, Sean.

Jonathan Cape, 2012. 112 p.

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Abstract

Bee Journal is a poem-journal of beekeeping that chronicles the life of the hive, from the collection of a small nucleus on the first day to the capture of a swarm two years later. It observes the living architecture of the comb, the range and locality of the colony; its flights, flowers, water sources, parasites, lives and deaths.

The poems were written at the hive wearing a veil and gloves, and the journal is an intrinsic part of the kinetic activity of keeping bees: making 'tiny, regular checks' in the turn around the central figure of the sun, and minute exploratory interventions through the round of the year. In attempting to record and invoke something of the complexity of the relationship between 'keeper' and 'kept' it tunes ear and speech towards the ecstasy of bees, between the known and the unknown.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherJonathan Cape
Number of pages112
ISBN (Electronic)9781448138241
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2012
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