Karl Kehrle (aka "Brother Adam") (3 August 1898 in Mittelbiberach, Germany – 1 September 1996 in Buckfast, Devon, England) was a Benedictine monk, beekeeper, and an authority on bee breeding, developer of the Buckfast bee. "He was unsurpassed as a breeder of bees. He talked to them, he stroked them. He brought to the hives a calmness that, according to those who saw him at work, the sensitive bees responded to." (The Economist, Sept. 14th 1996)
When I started beekeeping at the age of 15, Brother Adam was at my age 64 y.
Lets resad more: Due to health problems he was sent by his mother at age 11 to Buckfast Abbey, where he joined the order (becoming Brother Adam) and in 1915 started his beekeeping activity
He started beekeeping 100 years ago..
When I started 5o y ago, everything has changed after that: bees, hives, insulations, feeding boxes, nursing, yields, pastures, stings.
The smoker is the same and Lanstroth frames and mediums.
And the car eates more gasoline than it earns.