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The Keeping of Bees

January 1, 2017

 

At Glass Goat we use a lot of bee imagery in our work, from our logo to our hand stamped leather coasters. Beekeeping is one of the first farming activities Mary and Scott got involved with when founding River Road Farm, and it has been a constant source of interest and inspiration for them ever since. 

 

"The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams," -Henry David Thoreau, is a quote we came across recently perfectly describes the way we feel not only about beekeeping, but farming and sustainable living in general. To us, this means that when working this closely with plants and animals, we're not so much raising them as we are along for the ride. We may guide them here or there, but they know what they're doing. We set up the conditions for them as best we can and they do the rest. 

 

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