Monday, May 26, 2008

Bee Monday

Reading the latest by Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food, and re-reading my amiga L. Peat O'Neil's excellent pieces on organic farming in Mexico (one a delightful profile of the queen of Mexican cuisine, Diana Kennedy), last weekend I was inspired to visit the very informative storefront apriary of Vitamex, in Ixtapan de Sal, Estado de Mexico. (And: I'm reading Rudolph Steiner's Bees, which is, like, totally cosmic.) Alas, it seems the Vitareal webpage is down (link is Apropos of the bees, my amigo T. sends this link to Virgil's Fourth Georgic, on Beekeeping. And it turns out, there's an international symposium on bees in Puerto Vallarta next fall. More buzz anon.