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introduction


Cultivation

one
Decline and disorder. Precedents. A question of scale.
Hives at the bottom of the garden. Pollination needs. A poisoning.
Insects as pests. Chemical warfare. The “weird world” of systemics.

Edwin Clark
Hobbyist beekeeper, Lincolnshire, UK

Mike Thurlow
Commercial beekeeper, Orchid Apiaries, Norfolk, UK


two
Protest. Toxic limits. Dust drift. The cheap-fix.
Pressure from all sides: parasites, viruses and pesticides. Proof.
Lobbying and political fallout. The suspension.

Armin Trenkel
Agricultural scientist, Landwirtschaftliches Technologiezentrum
(Agricultural Technology Centre), Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Hemma Köglberger
Small-scale beekeeper and agricultural scientist, 
Agentur für Gesundheit und Ernährungssicherheit 
(Agency for Health and Food Security), Lower Austria, Austria


Adaptation

three
Domestic-feral. Swarming and proliferation.
Taking control: a docile and productive bee. A remote site.
Exporting a loss of distinction. Shipped in en-mass.
The hybrid pool. Losing control: genetic introgression.
Responsibility. Local rearing, the world over.

Bee-rearing station
Upper Carniola, Slovenia

Aleš Gregorc
Professor and researcher of honeybee rearing, 
Agricultural Institute of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia


four
Far from cultivation. A place to thrive. Climate and change.
A place to survive. Co-adaptation. Choice intervention.
A considerate future.

Helen Bergqvist
Regional beekeeping expert, Lapland, Sweden


Conservation

five
Concrete honey. Dead nature and the life indicator.
Up-close and hands-on. Bees as community. Quantifying forage.
Connecting habitat. Worth, value and use.
Conserving a farmed creature. All beekeepers.

Olivier Darné
Artist beekeeper, Parti Poétique, St. Denis, Paris, France

Caroline Birchall
Small-scale beekeeper, ecologist and Bee Collective founder,
London, UK


epilogue

Sylejman & Ayni Zogiani
Commercial beekeepers, Fushë Kosovë, Kosovo

Tiberiu & Mihaela Chirãnescu
Migratory beekeepers, Dobruja, Romania




 

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