Ross Conrad

09/10/2020
A number of years ago, several literary-minded beekeepers got together to discuss how they might write the history of beekeeping in Vermont. Fast forward to 2020, and “The Land of Milk & Honey: A History of Beekeeping in Vermont” is now available. “Land of Milk and Honey” co-author and experienced beekeeper Ross Conrad will speak about this fascinating history at Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 3 p.m., outdoors (or indoors with social distancing and masks required.) Conrad will present an overview of the history of Vermont beekeeping with a special emphasis on Addison...
03/09/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Local beekeeper Ross Conrad will present a talk on his new book, “The Land of Milk and Honey: A History of Beekeeping in Vermont,” which he co-authored with Bill Mares, on Thursday, March 19, from 6:30-8 p.m., in the Community Room at Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main Street, Middlebury. The book provides a testament of the Vermont’s leadership to protect the nation’s pollinators and challenges other states to write their own beekeeping histories. “The Land of Milk and Honey” follows the trials and tribulations of notable and anonymous beekeepers in Vermont from the early 1800’s...
03/05/2020
Despite the useful information census data provides, and the federal dollars that flow to the state as a result of the census, there is reason to not be supportive of the U. S. census. The Addison Independent did an admirable job recently reporting on the general suspicion a lot of Vermonters have concerning the U.S. Government’s promise to not use census data for any other purpose. This is because similar promises were expressed by the U.S. federal government in the 1930s and 1940s, and yet U.S. census data was used to round up Japanese Americans and place them in internment camps during...

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