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February 5, 2010

Bee Talk

Monday, my friend Doug, and I met at the Santa Rosa Extension office in Milton to talk about bees with an adult continuing education ladies group. We had a power point presentation and told of the bees coming to America in the 1600’s. Told about the pollination, honey, and the products that can be made from the products in the hive.

We lined up about eight jars and had the ladies taste the different kinds of honey from other places, including Alaska, Texas  and Mexico, as well as local. We then let the ladies compare the taste of the honey that we bought  from one of the local stores.  They were amazed at the different tastes and had lots of questions. We explained some of the medical uses of the products and bee venom apitherapy. There were even more questions.

We had lunch and made some salad dressing using vinegar and honey. It went over very well. Maybe some of them will be interested in trying their hand at cooking with honey. Could be another market for us.

At the end of the meeting, one of the ladies gave Doug and me a handmade Monster Rag Doll. That was great! This is just one of the perks of taking the information to the public. You should try it sometime.

Until next time….Keep you veil close, your smoker lit, and your hive tool sharp

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