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This Thursday–Bees Besieged: A History of Beekeeping

“The bees are the color; everything else is black and white.” Kirk Webster, Bridport beekeeper

June 6th at 7pm at the Putney Public Library

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 research in Vermont.

A Vermont Humanities Council event hosted by Putney Public Library. Putney, Putney Public Library, 55 Main St, 7:00 pm. Putney Public Library, (802) 387-4407. This program is free and open to the public.