With the aid of my friend Miranda, who is far more computer literate than I am, we have created a second, prettier, edition of Bee People (which is still obtainable as ‘print on demand’ from Amazon) and re-titled it Bees vs People, which is the title of the poem which now is in first place.

We got a lot printed which makes them much cheaper per copy. The trouble is that I now have a box full in my living room.  I expect that a proportion of them will end up in charity shops in a few years but I’d like to sell enough to cover my costs.

This evening I took a couple along to a folk session at the Convivial Rabbit micro-pub in Dorchester and, when it was my turn to perform, read one of my sonnets about the queen bee.  It went down well!  I gave a copy of the book to our leader, Jerry, a journalist, for review and somebody instantly paid me a fiver for the other copy.

When my turn came round again I was asked to read another poem (perhaps my out-of -tune singing may have been an influence) so I had to borrow Jerry’s copy to do so.  Again it was well applauded.

If YOU’d like a copy let me know and we can arrange it.  It’ll cost you £5 in the UK and that will include the postage.  If you’re abroad you’d probably do better to get a first edition from Amazon, or possibly a downloadable copy.

If I have enough space/weight in my luggage I could take some across to Gormanston in August. Many of the poems and anecdotes are about Gormanton and the people I have got to know there over the years.

It would be helpful to have an inkling as to the best number to take so I don’t have to carry too many back home again so if you’re interested and I’ll see you there, please let me know.  I’ll charge 5 euros rather than pounds to keep things simple.


About chrissladesbeeblog

I have been keeping bees since 1978 and currently have about a dozen hives. I am a member of the BBKA where for many years I represented Dorset at the Annual Delegates' Meeting. I am the co-author (with Dave MacFawn of of S. Carolina) of "Getting the Best from Your Bees" and am working on a book of my own poems : "Bee People".
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1 Response to BEES vs PEOPLE

  1. Richard Sparks says:

    Hello Chris, My husband would like to order one for his Dad’s birthday can you contact him on 07718 2400 83. Or email
    Thank you

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