The Wall Street Journal runs an article series called Second Acts, which profiles people who have taken up second careers later in life, and last fall they included Bill Bundy, our beekeeper, in that series. Julie Halpert’s article begins thus:
“When Bill and Sue Bundy bought an eight-acre farm in Leesburg, Va., in 1996, it was to help Ms. Bundy pursue a dream of raising sheep. Mr. Bundy had no idea it would lead to a second career for him as well.
Mr. Bundy spent 30 years managing biomedical laboratories, providing lab services and sophisticated tests that hospitals and physicians couldn’t perform in their own facilities. But when his employer, based then in Chantilly, Va., became the object of a corporate acquisition—triggering an uncertain future role for him—Mr. Bundy decided to retire in 2004, at the age of 60.”
Click here for the rest of Wall Street’s report on Loudoun’s bee master extraordinaire.