17 March 2012

Not a lot of people know that

Sir Edmund Hillary

With his brother Rex, Hillary became a beekeeper,[1][6] a summer occupation that allowed him to pursue climbing in the winter.[7] His interest in beekeeping later led Hillary to commission Michael Ayrton to cast a golden sculpture in the shape of honeycomb in imitation of Daedalus's lost-wax process. This was placed in his New Zealand garden, where his bees took it over as a hive and "filled it with honey and their young"

Not a lot of people know that.

Text info from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Hillary Pic from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067128/. Sir Edmund looks an awful lot like Michael Caine. Shome mishtake, surely?


live bee removal said...

That is very interesting!

be a beekeeper said...

Not everybody seems to know this. Interesting!
I do not dream to be really like Hillary but I think I also want to be a beekeeper because of the benefits I can get from it. Sounds fun, right?