In 1999, Marina Marchese fell in love with bees during a tour of a neighbor's honeybee hives. She promptly quit her job, built her own hives and eventually opened Red Bee® Honey, which sells artisanal honey and related products to shops and restaurants all over the country. More than an inspiring story of one woman's transformative relationship with honeybees (some of nature's most fascinating creatures), Honeybee is bursting with information about bees, beekeeping and honey. Recipes for food and personal care products appear throughout. Also included is an excellent, one-of-a-kind appendix that lists 75 different honey varietals, with information on provenance, tasting notes and food-and-wine pairings. Paperback; 256 pages.