After a chance meeting in the pub, Roger Morgan-Grenville and his friend Duncan decide to take up beekeeping. Their enthusiasm matched only by their ignorance, they are pitched into an arcane world of unexpected challenges.
Coping with many setbacks along the way, they manage to create a colony of beehives, finishing two years later with more honey than anyone knows what to do with. By standing back from their normal lives and working with the cycle of the seasons, they emerge with a new-found understanding of nature and a respect for the honeybee and the threats it faces.
Roger will be discussing his book Liquid Gold: Bees and the Pursuit of Midlife Honey and his latest book, Shearwater, a very personal mix of memoir and natural history.
Please note: Darley Abbey Village Hall is located off New Road
which is a one way system accessed from Darley Street at the bottom of
the village. There is a car park adjacent to the park on Darley Street
and a smaller car park at the Village Hall (park to the left and not to
the right as this is for the Stables' business use).