Ben Franklin a patron for Thomas Wildman's 1768 Treatise on the Management of Bees.
Brigham Young a famous American Beekeeper...his interest in bees led to Utah being called the "Beehive State" and having skep hives as emblems.
Leo Tolstoy the Russian author and beekeeper, mentions beekeeping twice in his book, "War and Peace"
Martha Steward, model, stockbroker, avid gardener and beekeeper says "keeping bees is a good thing."
Henry Fonda, star of 96 films, this hobby beekeeper gave away honey in jars that he labeled "Henry's Honey". When he was a youngster, he earned the Eagle Scout's merit badge for beekeeping.