As bee populations around the world decline, beekeeping is gaining in popularity, even in urban areas. The Obama White House recently added beehives to its vegetable gardens on the south lawn. Beekeeping classes and hobby clubs are buzzing. In The Way to Bee, Mark Magill weaves observations about the remarkable roles bees play in keeping wildlife thriving and cultivated crops blooming, with personal experiences and practical insights gleaned from his years as a beekeeper.
As a Buddhist meditation teacher and author, Magill presents practical information about the art of beekeeping through the four seasons while harvesting the environmental and spiritual lessons we can learn from bees. Meditations in each chapter based on Buddhist practice help readers experience the tranquility and simple pleasure of observing and interacting with the natural world.
Mark Magill is a beekeeper, journalist, author, and editor. He is the author of Why Is the Buddha Smiling? He lives in Riverdale, New York.