Bermuda: new issue
22.06.2006



Beekeeping is an absorbing and fruitful pastime and nowhere is this more true than the geographically isolated island of Bermuda which bees have inhabited almost äs long as people. Since being sent from England to settler Robert Rieh by his brother, Sir Nathanial, in 1619, bees have played an integral role in the island's rich natural history.

In fact, in just a few years, the Island was exporting honey and wax to beeless Virginia. 

The tradition of beekeeping and honey production is still carried on by local beekeeper Randolph Furbert at his "factory" Honey Bee House in Bailey's Bay where he continues to produce some of the purest honey in the world.

by Jan de Crom  
taken from "The Postal Bee" 4/2006 
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