Beekeepers find new ways to cook with honey

August 17, 2014 4:52 AM

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Beekeepers find new ways to cook with honey

The “beard” on Sarah Peterson’s chin and neck was made up of gently buzzing, quivering bees, which had crawled from a pizza box held by Peterson and then surrounded a caged queen bee hanging from her neck.

This exhibition in Somerville last month brought immediate attention to Peterson, a performance artist who wasn’t stung by the bees, which are docile outside their hive. It also was part of a broader effort to bring once invisible neighborhood beekeepers and their valuable honey to center stage.

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