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Our Bicentennial Like father, like son. Ernest Root took over the beekeeping part of the business and continued giving live honey bee demonstrations.

A man wise beyond his years and intellectually curious, A. I. Root embodied the inventive spirit of the 19th century. He revolutionized beekeeping when his ingenious creations enabled the mass production of honey.

A. I. Root’s honey bees were farmed out to parts of the country to help with pollination across the United States and Canada! Some of the locations included Virginia, Council Bluffs, Iowa and Ontario, Canada.


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A very young A.I. Root with his wife, Susan, shortly after they were married. They were married in 1861 and celebrated over 60 years of marriage!

A.I.Root revolutionaized the beekeeping industry when their inventions allowed the harvesting of

Medina 2018  
Medina 2018