What do a public defender, a maintenance man, a flavor scientist, a corrections officer, a playwright, a nurse and an interior designer have in common? They’re all budding beekeepers in New Jersey.
The practice of beekeeping goes back thousands of years, and at least in the Garden State, interest still seems strong. Residents from towns all over the state and from nearly as many professions have caught the buzz in recent years.
Initially I just wanted to have a greener yard, a greener lifestyle,” said Seth Belson, a Cherry Hill resident and attorney with the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender. But, he said, “As you get into beekeeping, there are more and more aspects that fascinate you.