As honeybees’ numbers dwindle alarmingly, it’s obvious that they’re affected by the ongoing events in the world; but in person, they seem entirely undisturbed. Watching them, you lose touch with the stress of your own life as you observe these tiny aliens thrumming along, utterly separate from the troubles around them. Their blithe business of…
In this behind-the-book essay, Helen Jukes talks about the inspiration for A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings, a memoir that’s full-to-bursting with warmth, wildness and visions of the gleaming, humming natural world.
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