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Bees Besieged: A History of Beekeeping

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May 17, 2023: 6:30 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.”

 

About the Presenter

Bill Mares has been a reporter-photographer, state legislator and high school teacher. Raised in Texas and educated at Harvard, he has authored or co-authored 17 books on subjects ranging from the Marine Corps to desert travel, from war memorials to Vermont humor.

With Ross Conrad and others, he has just published a history of beekeeping in Vermont, The Land of Milk and Honey. He lives in Burlington with his wife of 48 years, Chris Hadsel. They have two sons.

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Date:
May 17, 2023
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6:30 pm
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Chessa Caylor
Phone
(802) 878-6955
Email
frontdesk@brownelllibrary.org

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Brownell Library
6 Lincoln St
Essex Junction, VT 05452 United States
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