Queen LatifahQueen Latifah plays the role of August Boatwright, the oldest of three sisters who own Black Madonna Honey in the movie The Secret Life of Bees (based on the novel by Sue Monk Kidd).

Today at lunch, Mr. Steve Ross described his experiences keeping bees in his backyard here in Richmond.  The bee boxes and honey frames (like the one shown in this photo), clothing, and methods (such as smoking the hive before opening it) that Mr. Ross described are very similar to those depicted in the film.

Thank you to Mr. Ross and everyone who attended today’s program.

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