Mark Magill weaves observations about the remarkable roles bees play in keeping wildlife thriving and cultivated crops blooming, together with personal experiences and practical insights gleaned from his years as a beekeeper. As a Buddhist meditation teacher and author, he presents practical information about the art of beekeeping through the four seasons while harvesting the environmental and spiritual lessons we can learn from the 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 long-standing and avid beekeeper as well as a journalist, author and editor. A frequent contributor to Tricycle: the Buddhist Review and a member of its editorial board, Mark is author of Why is the Buddha Smiling? (Fair Winds, 2003) and was a contributor to Good Life, Good Death by Gelek Rimpoche (Riverhead, 2002).