From the list on bees and beekeeping.
Who am I?
I have been enthralled with the natural world since childhood, but it was not until I had enjoyed a career as a theatre director, that my life changed course and I became a professional beekeeper. My new job took be across the rooftops of London, managing bees and hives for The Bank of England, Kensington Palace, The London College of Fashion, Heathrow Airport, Bloomberg, and many others. Now I run a small environmental charity, The Bee Friendly Trust, helping to make the world a little more hospitable to honeybees and some of the many other pollinators that make human life possible.
Luke's book list on bees and beekeeping
Why did Luke love this book?
The most powerful book about the ways in which humans have despoiled our planet ever written.
Silent Spring was published in 1962 and was a wake-up call to the dangers of pesticide pollution and the insidious destruction of the natural world. The modern environmental movement grew from this one book, and though it was written more than half a century ago, it is as pertinent now as ever it was.
The honeybee is critically endangered by the continued use of agricultural pesticides and though they may be different from the ones Carson warned against, they are deadly nonetheless.