I am about to embark on a novel called The Death of Bees. That is, I'm going to read it, not write it. Don't get excited. Among other things, it seems someone is already using the title, so writing it would be a waste of time.

Here's my concern. I have already read: The Secret Life of Bees, Bee Season and Little Bee, three novels with radically different plots that I nevertheless freely confuse. Is there really room in my buzzing brain for more bee books?

Stay tuned.