«The History of Bees»: The Number One International Bestseller by Maja Lunde

This dazzling and ambitious literary debut follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future, weaving a spellbinding story of their relationship to the bees. And to their children and one another—against the backdrop of an urgent, global crisis.

«Haunting and poignant…an important ans wonderful book»

England, 1852. William is a biologist and seed merchant, who sets out to build a new type of beehive. One that will give both him and his children honor and fame.

United States, 2007. George is a beekeeper fighting an uphill battle against modern farming, but hopes that his son can be their salvation.

China, 2098. Tao hand paints pollen onto the fruit trees now that the bees have long since disappeared. When Tao’s young son is taken away by the authorities after a tragic accident, she sets out on a grueling journey to find out what happened to him.

Haunting, illuminating, and deftly written, The History of Bees joins these three very different narratives into one gripping. And this thought-provoking story is just as much about the powerful bond between children and parents. As it is about our very relationship to nature and humanity.