The Bee Course 2014 Semester
Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
The Info Commons
James Fischer and other experienced Urban Beekeepers
James Fischer wandered among his beehives in the mountains of Virginia without any formal credentials in entomology at all, but somehow had a very profitable business in pollinating apple trees and selling honey from his 600-hive operation. He holds no research or extension posts, has written no beekeeping books, has never run for any elected office, has accepted no appointments, has no honey judging expertise, and often forgets to refuel his smoker before it dies. He writes for the beekeeping magazines now and then, and speaks at meetings here and there, in futile attempts to drag beekeeping into at least the 19th, if not the 21st Century. He has taught "The Bee Course" nearly forever, and has the grey hair to prove it.