Well, the important thing is that I am writing a book called “Interviews with Beekeepers” and, guess what? It is based on interviews with legendary beekeepers around the world, with a slight UK bias as that’s where I live. It means I get to travel and meet amazing people and find out as much as I can about my favourite insect, Apis mellifera (the honeybee).
I aim to write a book which will be packed with useful information and amusing stories. I have kept bees for less than a decade and my operation is small scale, especially compared to my interviewees, but my mission is 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).
I expect the book to be in print in the second half of 2019; the publisher is Zuntold.
UPDATE: My last interviews were in California in October 2018, so over the Winter months I will organise my interview transcripts and photographs and actually write the book!
UPDATE TWO: My “Queen of Queens of Blairgowrie” article was published in the centenary edition of BeeCraft Magazine (February 2019)