Tag Archives: Honey bee
By Heide Kennedy, Arizona Farm Bureau Communications Intern A few years ago, my youngest brother got incredibly interested in raising bees and harvesting honey. He started with only one hive just for the fun of it, but fast-forward two years, … Continue reading
By Amber Morin, Arizona Farm Bureau Field Manager and southern Arizona rancher with her family With all the talk surrounding honey bee declines, you might be wondering why I would spend any amount of time talking about “hive-proud” honey bees. … Continue reading
It’s September, and that means it is National Honey Month! Honey Month was initiated by The National Honey Board in 1989. September was chosen because it is the month that marks the end of the honey collection season for many … Continue reading
A new book coming out this month offers a unique look at the life of commercial beekeepers and the current state of commercial beekeeping in the U.S. The Beekeeper’s Lament: How One Man and Half-a-Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America by Hannah Nordhaus follows John Miller, one of only 1200 commercial beekeepers still crossing the country each year to pollinate the crops of America’s farms.