Happy birthday, Rev. L.

As Christmas closes in on us, beekeepers have another reason to note December 25. It is the birthday of Rev. Lorenzo L. Langstroth. The inventor of the Langstroth beehive, the one that most of us use, was born on Dec. 25, 1810, in Philadelphia, Penn. From his earliest days, he took an interest in insectsContinue reading “Happy birthday, Rev. L.”

‘The Hive’ traces influence of bees on humans

By Charlie Parton The Hive, a book by Bee Wilson (yes that’s her name), will be available for check out from the BCBA library at the next meeting. This book recounts all the weird and wonderful things that humans believed about bees and their ‘‘society’’ over the ages. Would you believe that man once thoughtContinue reading “‘The Hive’ traces influence of bees on humans”