The Secret Life of Bees

Secret life of bees

Who is Neil? What is June's relationship with him?

Chapter 6

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At the beginning of Chapter Six, Lily meets Neil for the first time. Upon meeting Lily, Neil asks a series of questions that Lily feels she will not be able to avoid, such as where she is from, how long she is staying, and so on. Neil is in love with June and has continually asked her to marry him. June keeps refusing; she had been engaged before, but her fiancé never showed up to the wedding.


June's boyfriend and eventual husband, Neil attends most of the Boatwright family functions. He is persistent in asking June to marry him, but she continually rejects him. Finally, following May's death, June accepts Neil's proposal and marries him.