About Me

Steve Donohoe in Chico California
Steve Donohoe in Chico California

I’m Steve Donohoe, author of a book called “Interviews with Beekeepers.” It is based on my interviews with mainly commercial beekeepers around the world (the parts I wanted to visit!). I travelled to meet amazing people and find out as much as I can about looking after my favourite insect, Apis mellifera (the honeybee).

The book is packed with useful information and amusing stories. It is basically a series of conversations between two beekeepers. My mission was to question the real experts – those who have kept bees for a living over a lifetime – and let their knowledge and experience be my guiding light. I hope that the book will appeal to all beekeepers, including those who have been at it for years, and perhaps even the odd “civilian” (somebody who doesn’t regularly stick their hands into the nest of thousands of flying stinging insects).

My interviewees were: Michael Palmer, Randy Oliver, Ray Olivarez, Peter Bray, Richard Noel, Murray McGregor, Peter Little and David Kemp

Interviews with Beekeepers will be in print 02 APRIL 2020; the publisher is Zuntold.

UPDATE: My “Queen of Queens of Blairgowrie” article was published in the centenary edition of BeeCraft Magazine (February 2019)