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*DIGITAL* Bees Besieged: A History of Beekeeping

April 20
7:00 pm

St. Albans Historical Society and Museum
Image of beekeeper with hive
This event will be offered virtually via Zoom. For more information, contact .

“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.


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St. Albans Historical Society and Museum
9 Church St
Saint Albans, VT 05478 United States


Alex Lehning
(802) 527-7933