Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Food For Thought Book Club Meeting

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

The Hive: The Story of the Honeybee and Us

Ever since men first hunted for honeycomb in rocks and daubed pictures of it on cave walls, the honeybee has been seen as one of the wonders of nature: social, industrious, beautiful, terrifying. No other creature has inspired in humans an identification so passionate, persistent, or fantastical.
The Hive recounts the astonishing tale of all the weird and wonderful things that humans believed about bees and their “society” over the ages. It ranges from the honey delta of ancient Egypt to the Tupelo forests of modern Florida, taking in a cast of characters including Alexander the Great and Napoleon, Sherlock Holmes and Muhammed Ali.
The history of humans and honeybees is also a history of ideas, taking us through the evolution of science, religion, and politics, and a social history that explores the bee’s impact on food and human ritual.

Details

Date:
May 21
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
, ,

Organizer

Anna Kestell
Phone:
(509) 477-2195
Email:
akestell@spokanecounty.org

Venue

WSU Spokane County Extension
222 North Havana Street, Spokane, WA 99202, USA
Spokane, Washington 99202 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
(509) 477-2195
Website:
United States