Bees As An Education Tool : Journal Gazette

Journal Gazette Bee Keeper PhotoArticle From The Journal Gazette (Published June 12, 2015)

For beginner beekeepers, business is already sweet.

Entrepreneur Alex Cornwell and educator Megan Ryan are taking orders for honey produced at the Southwest Conservation Club, a fundraiser that is doing good in a couple of ways.

The two friends’ primary objective was to educate people on beekeeping and the plight of bees. Since the 1980s, bees have been victims of deadly mites. More recently, their dwindling numbers have been linked to neonicotinoids found in pesticides, experts say.

Another benefit of the project is satisfying the need for a market. People seeking relief from allergies the homeopathic way look for beekeepers within seven to 10 miles of where they live who sell an unpasteurized product. The bee pollen in the honey will immunize them from the same thing that makes their eyes water and makes them sneeze, the thinking goes. Read More…


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