Heather Swan: Where Honeybees Thrive

Minocqua Public Library Welcomes Heather Swan, Author of Where Honeybees Thrive

Heather Swan, author of Where Honeybees Thrive: Stories from the Field, shares her work in a special evening book talk on Thursday, July 19, at 6:30 pm, at the Minocqua Public Library. This event is part of the 2018 Northwoods Book Festival, an author series sponsored by libraries in Boulder Junction, Manitowish Waters, Mercer, Minocqua, Presque Isle and Winchester.

Heather is a lecturer at UW Madison where she teaches environmental literature and writing. She is also a beekeeper and just announced Winner of the 2017 Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award for her recent publication Where Honeybees Thrive. Beautifully illustrated throughout, the book tells the stories of the beekeepers, farmers, artists, entomologists, ecologists, and other advocates working to stem the damage and reverse course for this critical pollinator.  Honey producers, urban farmers, and mead makers in the United States, beekeepers in Sichuan, China, and researchers in southern Africa are part of a global web of efforts to secure a future for honeybees and for all of us.  As described by one reviewer, “Where Honeybees Thrive is a must-read for lovers of nature, bees, and books.”

This free event is sponsored by the Minocqua Public Library and the Northwoods Book Festival. Support for the 2018 series is also provided by St Matthias Thrift Shop in Minocqua, Wisconsin. For more information about the program or the festival, call the library at 715.356.4437 or visit www.northwoodsbookfest.org.