Alison Gillespie is an urban science and nature writer who lives just outside of Washington, DC. She often writes about the challenges of protecting the environment, providing healthy green spaces, and creating wildlife habitat within cities experiencing economic renewal and rebirth, as well as the joy of interacting with nature in unexpected locations. In addition to writing about urban nature she enjoys teaching people how to plant wildlife gardens on small city lots.
Hives in the City tells the story of urban beekeepers working in the cities of the Mid-Atlantic region of the US. They keep their bees in surprising locations -- sometimes with surprisingly good results. But just as in other locations, bees in the cities often struggle. This book includes anecdotes about urban beekeeping, research on CCD, and information for those who want to help the bees.