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Governor Dreyfus Print "I Eat Bee Poop"



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Title: Governor Dreyfus Print "I Eat Bee Poop"
Description: Artwork by Steve H--. Silkscreen. Governor Lee Sherman Dreyfus quote illustrated "I Eat Bee Poop." "Wisconsin Grade A Fancy" in lower left corner.

Presented by Lee Sherman Dreyfus via Kirby Hendee (SHSW Board of Curators).

Image ID: 103826
Creation
Date:
March 8, 
Creator
Name:
Steve H--
City, State: Wisconsin
Collection
Name:
Single Item Oversize
Genre: Print
Additional
Information:
This work references a remark that Dreyfus made to a honey queen in 1980. The comment was that his wife referred to honey as "bee poop" as a child. Evy Peterson Nerbonne wrote about the remark in her column in the Amery Free Press, criticizing Dreyfus for this statement, citing disrespect for the agribusiness community. This started an uproar in the honey producer community, with the northwestern district of the Wisconsin Beekeepers Association reportedly sending a letter asking Dreyfus to stop referring to honey as "bee poop."
Subjects: Portraits
Bee culture
Men
Bees
Associations, institutions, etc.
Governors
Suits (Clothing)
Governors' spouses
Neckties
 

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