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Book: Virginia Honey: A Sweet History



Honeybees have been a part of Virginia’s history since they arrived with the first European colonists. They were Jamestown’s valuable addition and a Civil War soldier’s sweet if painful temptation, and they served as homefront heroes when the world wars caused sugar shortages. In recent years, mead has seen a resurgence along with beekeeping and has claimed a place as a craft beverage in the Commonwealth. Join author Virginia Johnson to hunt escaped swarms flying wild in the forests, visit modern-day observation hives and follow the mead path across the Commonwealth for a taste of history. The author mentions the Ball-Sellers House as the site of two of the earliest documented beekeepers: John and Elizabeth Ball.

  • Softcover: 208 pgs
  • Publisher: The History Press, 2021

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