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Famous beekeepers ?
« on: August 23, 2010, 04:11:27 PM »
While talking to a local reporter about the horrors of the varoa mite and problems with treatment a question about famous bee keepers came up.

I wonder if any one has some ideas or names of celebrities that could awake an intrest in beekeeping ?

Any help will be welcome           edward  :-P
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Re: Famous beekeppers
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010, 04:19:44 PM »
Do you mean celebrities?
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Re: Famous beekeppers
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2010, 04:22:43 PM »
 :oops: oops p and q  :oops:

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Re: Famous beekeppers ?
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2010, 04:45:43 PM »
Brigham Young, John the Baptist

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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2010, 04:57:55 PM »
dont forget Brother Adam , who invented the buckfast bee at the abbey

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Re: Famous beekeppers ?
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2010, 05:54:25 PM »
zzen, Killer link! I noticed that my guitar hero is listed...Steve Vai...and he's got a bee blog. Kewl.

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Re: Famous beekeppers ?
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2010, 11:08:54 PM »
Sir Edmond Hillary.

Was also the first to climb Everest. He kept bees to allow himself time to do adventures with his time in the offseason. Hmmm...I think he had a good plan.  :-D
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Re: Famous beekeppers ?
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2010, 01:17:56 AM »
Do you mean famous people who also kept or keep bees or do you man people who were famous in the beekeeping community as beekeepers?

Famous beekeepers among beekeepers who have passed on:

Jay Smith
G.M. Doolittle
Henry Alley
Moses Quinby
N.H. King
Charles Butler
Francois Huber
T.W. Cowan
C.M. Dadant
Jan Dzierzon
C.C. Miller
Isaac Hopkins
Frank Pellet
James Heddon
L.L. Langstroth
A.I. Root
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Re: Famous beekeppers ?
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2010, 07:17:48 AM »
Do you mean famous people who also kept or keep bees or do you man people who were famous in the beekeeping community as beekeepers?

Famous people who also kept or keep bees .  :bee:

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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2010, 08:49:10 AM »
Do you mean famous people who also kept or keep bees or do you man people who were famous in the beekeeping community as beekeepers?

Famous beekeepers among beekeepers who have passed on:

Jay Smith
G.M. Doolittle
Henry Alley
Moses Quinby
N.H. King
Charles Butler
Francois Huber
T.W. Cowan
C.M. Dadant
Jan Dzierzon
C.C. Miller
Isaac Hopkins
Frank Pellet
James Heddon
L.L. Langstroth
a.I. Root



Not so long a go Charles Mraz  of Middlebury VT.
Mraz was a pioneer in bee sting therapy.


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« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2010, 08:59:30 AM »
Sir Edmund Hillary, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L Jackson, Ryan Reynolds, Ronnie Corbett, Steve Vai, Matt Damon, Aristotle, Ben Franklin, Brigham Young, Dan Quale, E. B. White, Gregor Mendel, Henry Fonda, Hippocrates, Icarus, Johnathan Swift, Krishna, Tolstoy, Lord Baden Powell, Marus Aurelius, Maria von Trapp, Martha Stewart, Peter Fonda, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Sherlock Holmes...
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« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2010, 09:00:53 AM »
Do you mean famous people who also kept or keep bees or do you man people who were famous in the beekeeping community as beekeepers?

Famous people who also kept or keep bees .  :bee:

  Martha Stewart

  Mohammed Ali

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Re: Famous beekeepers ?
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2010, 09:25:08 AM »
There is Bruce Campbell from BURN NOTICE and EVIL DEAD fame - he and his wife own a lavender farm, collect pollens for fragrances. Mind you this was several years ago BEFORE Burn Notice, but they had a massive farm and sold mostly to perfume companies.
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« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2010, 09:41:22 AM »
there is the Slacker361 guy          :-D

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« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2010, 10:08:58 AM »
JP and Schawee from Youtube fame

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Re: Famous beekeepers ?
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2010, 01:13:45 PM »
The Obama's,

you said famous not popular
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« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2010, 01:26:42 PM »
The Obama's,

you said famous not popular

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They "have" a dog also. But I bet they don't pick up the poop, anymore than they "keep" bees.  :roll:


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« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2010, 04:23:38 PM »
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They "have" a dog also. But I bet they don't pick up the poop, anymore than they "keep" bees

It's Bush's fault the dog poops.  Besides not picking up the poop creates a jobs for the unemployed presidential poop collectors.  Robert Gibbs certainly has his hands full and can't do it all by himself.

I wonder who does keep the bees at the White House,  what it pays and how they got their job?

Might be time for a new post.  At what point do you become a bee "keeper" and not someone who "has bees"?
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Re: Famous beekeepers ?
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2010, 04:30:30 PM »
Wow,  I answered my own question and wanted to share.http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/blogs/bees/bees-white-house-garden-88032302

This is particularly interesting

The much celebrated beehives in the Obama's White House garden are being kept in violation of the law. The DC Municipal Regulation (DCMR) 904.1 prohibits such a hive within DC. Those of us who are local beekeepers and adhere to the laws (despite not liking them) are given a bad image by the rich, elite and poltically well connected that are scofflaws. By ignoring the law they make it harder for law amiding beekeepers to get overly restrictve laws changed to reasonable ones. Shame on the Obama's. Mrs. Obama's garden is an embarrassment and the Washington Post is complicit by sensationalizing the garden hives in its reports while refusing to report it is in violation of the law. The opportunity is here to 1. modify the law to something reasonable based upon facts not fears and misinformation, and 2. to bring Mrs. Obama's hives and those fo her friend Toni Burnham into compliance while doing so with a proper public discussion and amendment of the DCMR.

Read more: http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/blogs/bees/bees-white-house-garden-88032302#ixzz0xYNKWEZa
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Re: Famous beekeepers ?
« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2010, 11:55:44 PM »
Henry Fonda and Martha Stewart.
Although Peter Fonda played the part of beekeeper in Ulees gold,his father was the beekeeper of the family.
 Bees at the White House? The Obamas do not keep the bees,they actually were set there by groundskeeper Charlie Brandt(not so famous).

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« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2010, 11:10:18 PM »
Nobody named me?  What does a person have to do to be famious around here?
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« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2010, 01:04:23 PM »
and dont forget about the most famous person "hankdog1"

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« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2010, 01:27:28 PM »
Peter Strauss had beehives in his citrus groves for a few years. Didn't see them last time I drove by, but I saw Peter. Much better in real life than TV. He was covered with dust, wearing jeans and an old hat, and HOT. Rugged, even. Looked to be in early 50s though he's 63. I had no idea.

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« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2010, 03:05:10 PM »
Brigham Young, John the Baptist


 I don't know if I'd include John the Baptist with that company. "Honey-eater" doesn't equal "beekeeper".
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« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2010, 10:14:51 PM »
Sir Edmund Hillary, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L Jackson, Ryan Reynolds, Ronnie Corbett, Steve Vai, Matt Damon, Aristotle, Ben Franklin, Brigham Young, Dan Quale, E. B. White, Gregor Mendel, Henry Fonda, Hippocrates, Icarus, Johnathan Swift, Krishna, Tolstoy, Lord Baden Powell, Marus Aurelius, Maria von Trapp, Martha Stewart, Peter Fonda, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Sherlock Holmes...
No way! Amazing! I don't remember reading about Sherlock having the bees, though...
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« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2010, 10:34:34 PM »
He eventually retired to Sussex and became an etymologist specializing in Bees. He invented the idea of marking bees with tiny drops of paint so he could study their movements -- an approach that is really used today. He also discovered that bee stings help with arthritis.  But this was after he was brought back to life after people complained when he was killed off.  He supposedly fell to his death at the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland during a fight with his arch-enemy Moriarty. But because the readers complained Conan Doyle had to bring him "back from the dead" by pretending that only Moriarty had died and that Holmes had temporarily disappeared to avoid other enemies. Cool huh?

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« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2010, 11:52:42 PM »
Okay--are we talking about fictional Sherlock or real-life Sir Arthur Conan Doyle?
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« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2010, 12:51:02 AM »
Nobody named me?  What does a person have to do to be famious around here?

They IS a diffrence between famous and infamous! :cheer:
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« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2010, 08:00:34 AM »
often forgotten in beekeeping lore..... John Dzierzon who pennned the Dzierzon Theory and as stated in my very old abc-xyz  'and thus in reality laid the foundations for much of our scientific and practical knowledge of bees'.

he also invented a very early version of a moveable frame hive which are still used to some degree in Germany today.
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« Reply #30 on: August 27, 2010, 04:30:35 PM »
The Obamas do not keep the bees,they actually were set there by groundskeeper Charlie Brandt(not so famous).
Well, they may not own them..............yet.  :roll:

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« Reply #31 on: August 30, 2010, 12:18:11 PM »
>fictional Sherlock

Yes fictional Sherlock.  Fictional or not, he's still famous.  :)
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« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2010, 01:28:44 PM »
Viktor Yushchenko, the Ukrainian president who was poison with dioxin a while back.
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« Reply #33 on: August 30, 2010, 02:18:24 PM »
Viktor Yushchenko, the Ukrainian president who was poison with dioxin a while back.
My husband's aunt lives in Ukraine, and I was super impressed with this guy! I didn't follow his politics all the way through, but just his determination to press on despite nearly dying and being horribly disfigured was really amazing. I shouldn't be surprised he is a beek! What better qualities?
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« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2011, 06:56:32 AM »
The crown princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden  :)

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« Reply #35 on: May 26, 2011, 07:12:15 AM »

The much celebrated beehives in the Obama's White House garden are being kept in violation of the law. The DC Municipal Regulation (DCMR) 904.1 prohibits such a hive within DC.

Federal property in the District is not governed by municipal law.  DC was created to prevent any state or local political body from manipulating the Federal government.  Based on the polls, I'd say you should get used to those bees for the next term.
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« Reply #36 on: May 26, 2011, 07:17:21 AM »
Yes fictional Sherlock.  Fictional or not, he's still famous.  :)

Fictional?  Say it's not so!   :-D   Not according to "The Beekeeper's Apprentice" by Laurie King.
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