Telling the Bees is a lovely read. Even though it opens with the murders of two elderly women, I found it to be a comforting book. I loved the descriptions of how the hives function…the author did an excellent job of having these mirror humanity. I especially enjoyed Albert – reading about his daily routines, his relationships with his parents, his bees and Detective Grayson. My only quibble might be that the friendship between him and Claire was not fully fleshed out…at least not enough for me to understand his regret as losing it. Highly recommend!