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**CANCELLED** Bees Besieged: A History of Beekeeping

May 6, 2020
7:00 pm

Fairlee Public Library
Image of beekeeper with hive
Please note: this event has been cancelled due to concerns around the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

“The bees are the color; everything else is black and white.” —Kirk Webster, Bridport beekeeper

Beekeeping goes back 10,000 years, but bees have been much in the news recently as a multi-pronged scourge has devastated many of the nation’s 2.5 million colonies. Meanwhile, hobby beekeeping has grown exponentially in the country. Bill Mares, writer, and a beekeeper for 45 years, will tell of the origins and evolution of beekeeping, sometimes referred to as “farming for intellectuals,” with a particular emphasis on his research in Vermont.


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Samantha Hickman
(802) 333-4716


Fairlee Public Library
221 US Route 5 N
Fairlee, VT 05045
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