bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Monday, February 09, 2004

Ivy League wannabe beekeepers

It’s that time of year when beekeeping courses are being advertised. One at Cornell University caught my eye. With fewer than 2,000 people in the USA making most of their money from bees, Cornell is running a Master Beekeeper Programme. The course organisers reckon that there are 90 crops in the USA totally or partially dependent upon the pollination of honeybees, thus emphasising the importance of the occupation to agriculture.


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