Center for Honeybee Research
My friend Carl Chesick dropped a note saying:
Still organizing conferences and bee schools… We have started an Annual Honey Contest open to all real beekeepers and which will award $500, $250, and $125 prizes in 2012. The idea is to keep it going and make it bigger and better each year.
Carl and the Center for Honeybee Research are located in Ashville, NC. Unlike Wyoming’s hostile environment, it’s a beekeeper’s paradise. There, the bees get their resources from the forests. It’s truly as wild and natural honey as can be found anywhere.
Awhile back, I was invited by the Buncombe County beekeepers to talk about about my beekeeping. There, I meet the most cordial, gracious and enthusiastic group of beekeepers I’ve ever encountered. Even after a computer failure left me standing befuddled in front of the local tv cameras, they remained as gracious as ever. That Ashville environment must be great for beekeepers as well as the bees. 😉