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Beekeeping History in Middlebury

Middlebury beekeeper Bill Mraz will present a program on Beekeeping in Vermont at Middlebury's Sheldon Museum on Tuesday,October 9 at noon.weeks

The talk is part of an ongoing exhibition at the museum entitled Take Me to the Fair: An Addison County Tradition, which features a beehive patented in 1836 by Salisbury resident John Weeks. Weeks published a popular book, A Manual: Or an Easy Method of Managing Bees (VBA login required) which sold over 20,000 copies by 1855.

(The book is available for VBA members to download in the Members Only area of the VBA website under ePublications.)