Heather Swan is the author of "Where Honeybees Thrive: Stories From the Field." She is a lecturer in environmental literature and writing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a beekeeper.
Heather Swan is a beekeeper and author — she tells Steve Paulson about what it's meant for her to be "chosen by the bees."
A single empty yellow chair sits next to Heather Swan’s tall, buzzing beehive in her backyard in Madison, Wisconsin. Swan keeps it there to sit next to the bees — some 60,000 insects —and talk with them.