Hardcover. Brattleboro VT, Green Place Books , 1st, 2020, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover in paper-covered boards, 264 pages. SIGNED BY CO-AUTHOR BILL MARES on title page. Land of Milk and Honey: A History of Vermont Beekeeping follows the trials and tribulations of beekeepers in Vermont. This dramatic history begins in the early 1800's following the life and times of inspired beekeepers that are the advance guard of a line of notable beekeepers that is to stretch through the centuries into modern times. Readers will discover a beekeeping lineage born and raised within a single Vermont county, and establishes a continuity of beekeeping knowledge and skill spanning more than a century. The lineage of beekeeping concludes in the present day as apiculturists throughout the world face some of the most challenging times in over 200 years with the possibility of honey bee extinction rearing its ugly head. Is it possible that by reflecting on the history of Vermont's beekeepers we can find clues about what is needed to help the honey bee thrive today and well into the future? Land of Milk and Honey will also explore the relationship between the people of Vermont and the countryside they inhabit: a land and people that shift and change through the centuries in ways that directly impact the health and well-being of bees and its beekeepers.
Hardcover. Hamilton, Hancock County IL, Chas. Dadant & Son, 6th Ed., 1902, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, dark green cloth over boards, decorated on spine and front w/ gold varied titles, bees, honeyomb design. Two frontis. author portraits., one an etching the other a photo. With full plate illustrations in black and white, and throughout with textual line drawings and etchings. A wonderful book production published by the Dadant family, the pioneering firm that produced bee-keeping supplies and bee-related products since 1863. Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth, the father of American apiculture, was also a clergyman and teacher, and is celebrated as the father of American beekeeping. First published in 1888. Rear hinge cracked otherwise clean and bright.