Telling the Bees

By Peggy Hesketh

Albert Honig has been a bee-keeper his entire life. The art and life of beekeeping was passed down to him through generations. He has been able to make a modest living from this way of life.

Now an octogenarian, Albert reflects on his life and the things both in it and absent from it. In particular, he considers a never reconciled relationship with a woman, Claire. Haunted by her death during a long ago burglary, Albert tries to piece together what happened. The only way for Albert to make peace with his loss and his past is to come to terms with the secrets within these memories. 

I think it is human nature to want to make sense of things in our past, whether or not we could have controlled them. Closure sometimes allows us to move on, even if it doesn’t offer peace. Sometimes answers are all we have left even if they do not give us what we seek.  

This is a very moving novel in its power of love and redemption.

9 thoughts on “Telling the Bees

  1. This book sounds different and intriguing. I appreciate a fresh storyline. It sounds like the tale being told from the elderly man's perspective adds much to it's depth and understanding. I know this is a read I would enjoy!

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  2. “I think it is human nature to want to make sense of things in our past, whether or not we could have controlled them. Closure sometimes allows us to move on, even if it doesn't offer peace. Sometimes answers are all we have left even if they do not give us what we seek. ” So, so true. This sounds like an intriguing read.

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