We visited Valley Road Honey Farm where Julia and Sean McDowell taught us about bees and honey. Their honey is definitely the best tasting honey I have ever had. It was so much fun overall although it was a bit nerve-racking as there were bees swarming all around us. We had to trust the McDowells to just let the bees be and then they will not sting us. They were absolutely right and nobody got stung.
Following encouraging words from “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd are so accurate: “You have to find a mother inside yourself. We all do. Even if we already have a mother, we still have to find this part of ourselves inside.” That’s insightful.
This is a very sweet story about a 14 year old Lily Owens. I admired the character of August Boatwright as she is intelligent and full of wisdom. Also, I learnt a lot about bees. While reading this novel I had a craving for honey. So, I recommend buying a bottle of honey before you start reading this novel.