Author & Columnist

We need bees. We rely on them not only to pollinate our planet but to sweeten our lives with the fruits of their labours – honey, beeswax, Royal Jelly. These tiny, hardworking insects have transformed our lives with their quiet diligence; fertilising much of our food, most of the wild plants we rely on, and giving us thousands of years of sugary pleasure, candlelight and beauty treatments.


But bees are in danger. Across the planet, bee numbers are plummeting. Honey bees, fat, fluffy bumblebees and key species of solitary bees are disappearing from our gardens, fields and wild spaces. Over the past 50 years, the UK has lost more than half its solitary bee numbers and three species of bumblebee have gone extinct. In the rest of Europe, nearly one in ten species of wild bees are facing extinction, in the US about a quarter of all wild bees have disappeared in the past ten years alone.


Thankfully, we can do something if we act now. In The Bee Bible, best-selling author Sally Coulthard shows us fifty positive ways we can all save bees; from planting flowers bees love to mowing less, buying the right honey to influencing public spaces and government policy. Whether you garden for bees, shop with bees in mind, campaign for bees, or just learn a bit of bee-whispering, little things can make a big difference. Just ask a bee.




Included in Waterstone's 'Best of 2019' books


'The number of beekeepers in Britain has doubled since 2008 – there are now more than 30,000 – and “colony collapse disorder” seems to be receding. In that spirit of optimism, Sally Coulthard has written The Bee Bible: 50 Ways to Keep Bees Buzzing (Head of Zeus, £10). For those with nerves, try the chapter on “bee whispering” first."  THE TELEGRAPH


If you're looking for a useful and beautiful gift then The Bee Bible by Yorkshire author Sally Coulthard is perfect' YORKSHIRE POST


We need bees! But the UK has now lost more than half its solitary bee numbers.  In The Bee Bible, SallyCoulthard shows us 50 positive ways we can all save bees. BOOKS ETC