REVIEWS

“Captivating and surprising…. If you’ve ever been stung by a bee you will instantly forget the venom and remember forever the sweetness and redemption bees offer in this extraordinary book.” —Sy Montgomery, New York Times bestselling author of How To Be A Good Creature and The Soul of an Octopus

“Filled with hope, grace, beauty, and wisdom, this book is like warm honey in the sunshine. It beautifully illustrates how nature – even honeybees – can teach and heal us, if only we open our minds and hearts. It’s the kind of book that stays with you long after you’ve finished it—a rare treasure—and you don’t have to be a bee lover to be deeply moved by May’s wonderful story. I’m recommending it to everyone I know.” —Stacey O’Brien, New York Times bestselling author of Wesley the Owl

“The wounded feminine, the missing masculine, healed by a relationship with honeybees. An innocent child’s hard won journey to adulthood – clear eyed, often very funny, and agonizingly compassionate. The Honey Bus is all these things and more – so if you’ve ever been a lonely child, or want the world to become a kinder place, here is your book.” —Laline Paull, author of The Bees

“If Meredith May’s book was simply an ethology of bees I would devour every word; her prose is tender, thoughtful and transporting. But The Honey Bus is so much more – a memoir of aching loneliness, reckoning and redemption. Beautiful and brave.” —Domenica Ruta, New York Times bestselling author of With or Without You: A Memoir

“The Honey Bus is a rare treat for true storytelling deeply rooted in science. Everyone will leave this book with much more knowledge about bees and humanity, and the compassion that lives at the intersection of the two. [A] captivating coming of age family story.” —Noah Wilson-Rich, Ph.D., author of The Bee: A Natural History

“To read about Meredith May’s bee family and her human family is to garner heart strength. A true story in every sense.” —Maxine Hong Kingston, bestselling author of The Woman Warrior

“Sometimes when you are in a difficult spot in life you are best served by simply turning to another species and learn how they deal with their difficulties. Meredith May did that with honey bees.”—Sue Hubbell, bestselling author of A Book of Bees