Beekeeping in Turkey is politically apolitical about politics. What?
I studied politics in undergrad, I moved to Turkey to study political elections in 2008, and I quit my job working in Washington D.C., the city of US politicians just last May. One would say that by now, I have had my fill of politics. When I moved to the Northeast this past summer, I thought to myself, ah, this summer in Turkey will just be about bees, the most apolitical creature around. Without even getting into the politics of the queen bee (will save that for a later post), I have learned that no matter where you go, the political world is just beyond the riverbed. I think living and working on five borders also doesn’t help. (more…)