I was born in Bavaria where I trained as a conference interpreter, subsequently emigrated to England to work for the UK government in defence, international relations and law. When children came into my life, I studied anthroposophy and trained as a teacher. A fortuitous encounter at church led to an interest in bees and biodynamic agriculture. I am a co-founder and trustee of the Natural Beekeeping Trust and find immense interest in the company of bees, sheep and horses. I hope that we will learn to do justice to the bees in the ways we live on this earth. It would be sad to live in a bee silent world.