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*DIGITAL* Bees Besieged: A History of Beekeeping
St. Albans Historical Society and Museum
“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.
In the video below, 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. Please watch, and then join us for a live discussion with Mr. Mares on June 13 at 3:00 p.m.