Mellissa Oswald is the granddaughter and care-taker of Hugh Oswald. She is a beekeeper in her early thirties and runs a company called Oswald Honey. She lives with Hugh Oswald in Herefordshire.
Her magical capacity is still unknown. The connection between Mellissa and her bees, and between Mellissa and three mysterious men living in a cottage next door is unclear.Peter Grant observes an affinity between Mellissa and Beverley Brook when they are introduced to each other.
Mellissa’s bees have a hive in the attic of their house. The bees avoid Pokehouse Wood and Pyon Wood during the events in Foxglove Summer.