Helen Jukes
Author and writing tutor, UK

Helen Jukes is a British writer and writing tutor. She is the author of A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings (2018) and her work has appeared in BBC Wildlife, the Junket and LITRO, among others. She tutors on the creative writing programme at the University of Oxford, and also works with the Bee Friendly Trust, a London-based charity founded by beekeeper Luke Dixon to promote our understanding of honeybees and help nurture sustainable habitats. She lives in Derbyshire in the UK.

Written by Helen Jukes

Honeybees collect nectar from an Eryngium plant at Great Dixter in Northiam, East Sussex, on 4 August 2013. Photo by Chris Helgren/Reuters

Essay/
Animals and humans
The accidental beekeeper

The gift of a half-wanted hive took me into the world of bees, kept and wild: a place of generosity and attentiveness

Helen Jukes