Man is a tool-using animal, Thomas Carlyle† (1795 – 1881) The Scottish philosopher wasn’t talking about beekeepers, but he might as well have been. The quotation goes on something like “Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all”. Which pretty neatly sums up the beekeeper who has lost his hive tool in the long grass. Conducting…

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