Beekeeping in Vermont...

“Many native Vermonters have ingrained respect for the nutritional wisdom of the bee,winterhive which goes into the fields and selects the materials for the making of a perfect food. With bees there are no new ways of checking the quality of the flowers it visits to obtain nectar. It knows if and when flowers aren’t up to its standards and moves along to others.  In Vermont one sometimes hears the saying, ‘We’ve got to trust someone—why not let it be the bee?’  The saying is more truth than poetry.”  As quoted by Vermont Doctor, D.C. Jarvis, M.D. Folk Medicine.