Magazine article New Internationalist

I Had a Lot of Help and Advice When I Was Preparing This Issue

Magazine article New Internationalist

I Had a Lot of Help and Advice When I Was Preparing This Issue

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from people who know much more about bees than I'll ever dream of knowing. One was Charlie Parker, a beekeeper who lives near Beamsville, Ontario, not far from Niagara Falls. Charlie generously gave me a day of his time, drove me to see some of his hives and told me his life story. He started keeping bees when he was 13; he's now 62. 'It's just like a disease, beekeeping/ Charlie mused. 'Once you're stung, you've got the bug.' No pun intended.

NI friend and frequent contributor Mari Marcel Thekaekara, and her partner Stan, also helped by contributing the article on honey gatherers in Tamil Nadu, India. Keeping it in the family, her two sons shot a wonderful sequence of photos to illustrate the article.

Unfortunately, you're not going to be able to read about Charlie in the pages of this magazine. Nor see all the photos sent by Mari and Stan. …

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