bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Vicarious pursuits

The long association of the clergy with beekeeping continues. Reverend Christopher Wood, who has just taken up a post in King's Lynn, England, formerly ministered to homeless and prisoners in London where he set up bees in the hostels.
“I set up beehives in central London. I put them in several hostels and it was wonderful for the residents. It was such a powerful distraction from their problems and addictions,” he said.
Why have the clergy such a long history in beekeeping? I'm sure it couldn't possibly be to do with having time on their hands. Why are you looking at me like that?


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