A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings

Helen Jukes
Scribners

A Honeybee Heart has Five Openings by Helen Jukes: a rich and multi-layered memoir of beekeeping by a young apiarist. As she entered her thirties, Helen felt stuck in an urban grind of office politics and temporary addresses; a fortuitous gift of a colony of honeybees plunged her into the life of the hive. This book is a beautifully crafted and acutely observed portrait of a life-changing year of learning, opening up, unfolding, blossoming to the sound of bees, of appreciating the push and pull of domestication versus wildness.