New Book ‘A quest for Bees in Bhutan’
Following Paula’s trip to Bhutan in November 2018, her book covers her adventures in search of native and imported bee species. Illustrated with 75 colour photographs and in bite sized chapters, this is a beautiful companion book to ‘A to Bees’.
Publication date September 20th 2019
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‘Paula Carnell is a bee adventurist. I adore
her keenly inquiring mind! She has the
tenacious commitment to imagine and
then create stunningly successful
projects. She is a force of nature in every
Author of ‘The Song of Increase’
Have you ever wondered about bees?
What do they do, how to look after them, or how we can
help save them?
If so you’ve come to the right place.
I’ve been working with bees for the past eight years and they’ve become my life’s work, or perhaps I should say I have become theirs!
With my Bee Team, we keep our own bees, manage hives and colonies for individuals and businesses, including hotels, gardens and visitor attractions.
I consult globally, helping plan the best home for bees, location and management to ensure their best possible health and wellbeing.
I’ve noticed that the bees suffer from very similar complaints to us humans and so have been on a quest to find places around the world where bees and humans not only live in harmony together, but also with their environment.
Having been traditionally trained in Bee care with the BBKA, I follow a treatment free approach, choosing not to use chemical medications in my hives, or to feed the bees sugar. My aim is to rear strong healthy colonies adapted to their local environment. I do not import queens or colonies. I do however take some honey from my colonies, treating it as medicine rather than food. With my Honey sensory analysis qualifications I aim to raise awareness of the rich diversity of honeys available from around the world, but particularly the UK, believing that local is always best.
Using a variety of hives, from skeps, log and freedom, to conventional Nationals and WBCs, also experimenting with Golden, Flow and sunhives. I am learning something new everyday working with the bees and I hope to pass on the wisdom they give me onto a wider human audience.
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‘A to Bees’ is now available from the shop page on this website!
A to Bees covers the journey of recovery and self discovery and shares the wisdom Paula has learned from working as a consultant beekeeper, honey taster, writer and speaker. Her health recovery using natural remedies, with herbal medicine and plant based minerals as the key ingredients, inspires all that hear it and gives hope to anyone suffering with physical illness and disability, or at a turning point in their career. Paula now travels the globe learning about where the bees, and humans are living in unity and has enabled her to spread her message that what is killing bees is killing us.
‘’A to Bees’ is a wonderful read of a personal journey into the beauty of the bee-world. With lots of interesting insights in a life of a bee-keeper/lover. Paula is a living example of how nature can help us to change our behavior towards life, to make the world a better place. The bees took Paula on a journey and now she made it possible to read about what the bees are telling us’
Rinske Kreukniet Immeke’ The Netherlands
‘A beautiful exploration of our relationship not only with the natural world but also of our place within it. Through her knowledge and observations of bees, Paula’s writing reflects upon how our modern lifestyles and use of chemicals impacts upon our own health and that of the environment’
Gill Lewis Author of ‘Sky Hawk’
‘In discovering beekeeping, artist Paula Carnell found what many of us have in that mysterious sacred world: harmony, stillness, and a glimpse of the numinous. Her journey is brave, thoughtful, and passionate’
Piers Moore-Ede Author of ‘Honey and Dust’
‘With its mix of anecdotes and bee science Paula takes you on her voyage of recovery from a serious illness. A lovely book to read and hopefully it will inspire others of the joy and wonder of being with these insects’
Matt Somerville BeeKind Hives
‘This is the story of an artist who was tragically struck down by a debilitating illness just as her career was beginning to blossom. She relates how her road to recovery started with the gift of a bee hive from her husband, which was later occupied by a swarm. This inspired her to know more of these wonderful creatures, and the life of the hive. Her introduction to Natural Beekeeping bear Important lessons for our own mode of living; how human interference in nature and contamination of the environment damage nature, the health of the planet and mankind’
Joe Bleasdale Author of ‘Keep bees with no fuss or chemicals’
If you are wondering how I got into Bees, here’s a short video of a talk I did explaining how Bees first came into my life…. Watch It HERE
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I hope you enjoy learning about my journey!
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Beekeeper, beespeaker, honey sommelier, honey collector, adventurist, story teller, writer, blogger, consultant, skep maker, artist, daughter, wife and mother