Thanks so much for your responses, I agree that these circumstances have really had an impact on beekeeping in so many ways. I think it’s probably fine for us to put the journalist in touch with people from overseas too, I’m sure she could do it by phone or online. Has anyone had the experience of starting beekeeping because of the pandemic? Perhaps when shelves started emptying at the supermarkets you decided that becoming more self sufficient was a good idea, or spending more time in the garden inspired a wish to bring in more pollinators, or setting up a hive and learning all about bees seemed like a good lock down activity for the family… these are the sorts of situations I think she’s keen to explore. Feel free to let others know to email us too, if you know anyone who took up beekeeping during the lockdown period. It’s been such a challenging time for so many people, so I guess they are looking to hear of some of the positive aspects of spending that time at home for balance. We’ve definitely noticed a real peak in interest in beekeeping during this period so it will be interesting to hear some of the stories behind that. Thanks all!