Urban beekeeper and local author Hilary Kearney will be at The Book Catapult on Thursday, September 26 at 7:30pm to discuss and sign her two new books, Queenspotting and The Little Book of Bees.
About The Little Book of Bees: Bees first appeared on Earth 270 million years ago. Since the time of the dinosaurs, evolution has taken our beloved bees on an incredible journey—today, there are 20,000 species on the planet. The Little Book of Bees is a lovely, informative book of all things bee—from evolution and communication to honey, bee-keeping, and saving the bees—all in a beautifully illustrated gift book. Bees continue to fascinate and charm us all—from novice gardeners and nature-lovers to dedicated environmentalists—and today, bees need our help more than ever. Discover the story of these incredible creatures with The Little Book of Bees.
Hilary Kearney founded Girl Next Door Honey in 2012 in her home town of San Diego after graduating from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Fine Art. Breaking from tradition, she developed a beekeeping business that does not rely on honey sales or pollination services for economic success. Instead, Girl Next Door Honey focuses on bee-centric programs such as natural beekeeping classes, apiary management, classroom presentations, beehive tours, live bee removal and more! Hilary’s beekeeping exploits and unique business model have inspired people all around the world. She is the author of the beekeeping blog Beekeeping Like A Girl and maintains a popular Instagram account. When she’s not rescuing bees, teaching about bees, photographing bees or managing one of her fifty colonies… she’s sleeping and dreaming of bees.