Letter: Lovely Piece on Bee Lining

To the Editor:

Staff writer Nicola Smith deserves an award for her Saturday, Oct. 26, article about bee lining, Will Gilman of Chelsea, and the life of a rural community. Beautifully written, thoughtful, balanced, and lyrical, her essay deserves to be read by a very wide audience.

Thank you for bringing this talent to us.

Donald Kollisch



‘It’s a Patient Game’

Friday, October 25, 2013

To line bees, you have to know bees, and Will Gilman knows bees. He knows that bees gather nectar to make honey, and that pollen is a source of protein to feed young bees. He knows that bees are sensitive to color, smell and the weather. He’s learned through experience that wild bees like to make hives in hollow trees …