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Bees Besieged: A History of Beekeeping

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August 3, 2022: 4:00 pm

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 new book, with Ross Conrad, and others, “The Land of Milk and Honey, a History of Beekeeping in Vermont.”

This event will take place in a tent on the Greensboro Free Library grounds.


August 3, 2022
4:00 pm
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Beth Meacham
(802) 384-0186


Greensboro Free Library
53 Wilson St
Greensboro, VT 05841 United States
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