And now for something completely different…

” ‘Behold the fruit of pensive nights and laborious days when I watched the little working gangs as once I watched the criminal world of London.’ ” – Sherlock Holmes,   His Last Bow by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

I have not retired (though I am suffering from a lengthy spot of writer’s block) but this Sherlockian has become a beekeeper! If you follow me on social media (please do, I tend to live on Twitter) you might have noted me crowing about my new little hive of bees. “221Bees!” stands amongst good company at the local nature preserve, and I find on these sunny spring days that I am hard pressed to find reasons not to keep heading there to sit beside the comforting buzz of my industrious little gals.

Suffice it to say, I love my bees and have found this new hobby more rewarding than I could have hoped. Currently, I am trying to get through as much of Hound of the Baskervilles for the hive (honeybee lives are short 😢) before the weather turns to full-fledged summertime. Updates will be sporadic and, as I have said above, most likely on my social media pages.

Until later- cheers and, as always, happy reading! – M.K.

Frame of drawn comb, covered in honeybees and held up close in front of the camera.