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The Honey Bee, The Almond, And The Miracle of Modern Agriculture

As new beekeepers, we read a lot about bees.  I can’t stress enough to people considering beekeeping that you need to do your homework.  The homework isn’t difficult.  No calculus is involved, but it requires time and effort.  As we studied, I kept coming across references to almonds and California almond orchards.  I decided to investigate further, and what I found was astonishing.  Thus, this blog post was created so you could be astonished too. Continue reading

Are My Bees Really Like Cattle?

Rarely does a person’s expectation match reality.  That’s not necessarily a bad thing if one is willing to adjust their thinking once reality hits.  I still love beekeeping, but over the last few weeks, I realized that I needed to start making some mental adjustments if I was going to become a successful beekeeper.  Continue reading

Kentucky State Fair Recap

This week’s post is all about the honey and bee exhibit at the Kentucky state fair.  If you read last week’s blog post, you know how much I like fairs, and the Kentucky state fair has everything a fair enthusiast like me could want:  world class horse shows, music, a wide variety of fried food, contests in everything from best country ham to largest pumpkin, ……and bees!

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The Buzz From The County Fair

Late July and early August is county fair season, and I love county fairs.  What’s not to love?  Hot dog eating contests, horse shows, quilt displays, an array of fried food, demolition derbies, and all sorts of competitions related to crafts and agriculture can be found at the county fair.  This year I visited three county fairs in the north central region of Kentucky to check out the entries in the honey competitions.   Continue reading