A Stinging Indictment of Environmental Storytelling

Hannah Nordhaus is author of the national bestselling book, The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America (HarperCollins 2011). The book was a Colorado Book Awards and PEN Center USA finalist, as well as a National Federation of Press Women Book Award winner. A prolific writer, her writing has appeared in the Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, Outside Magazine, The Village Voice, Rocky Mountain News, and many other publications. Hannah narrates the struggles of beekeepers and how we are affected by the death of honeybees. While our diet would become substantially poorer, we would not starve. Her research into the nationwide crisis of the death of the honeybees is fascinating; from discovering a possible culprit (neonicotinoids) into the oversimplification of environmental storytelling today.