Bees Besieged: A History of Beekeeping

Bees Besieged: A History of Beekeeping - Wed. August 5 at 7 p.m. on the Milton Historical museum lawn.

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.

Join us for an evening of outdoor natural history as 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.” (Green Writers Press). A Vermont Humanities Council event.