Beekeeping Benefits with Peter Patenaude

Peter Patenaude, a registered Maine guide, has been a Filson advocate for over six years. His blog Boot & Canoe, focuses on traditional skills and Maine’s outdoor heritage. Today, Peter details the benefits of beekeeping.Every year more fields become home to man-made hives. I am fortunate that people do not seem to hold onto their beekeeping trade secrets like hunters and fishermen do. A local honey harvester was glad to take me out and show me what the business is like.It is truly a fascinating subject as the bees quite literally live in their own empire with established rules and regulations under the dictatorship of the queen. They experience revolutions and revolts, gender and social hie...Read More