In 2005 the SOF was lucky to add Joe Riddle to our cadre of student farmers. Joe came to us as a freshman from Pennsylvania where he grew up as a third generation beekeeper. Joe proposed that we start our very own bee colony under his watchful eye. Of course we were thrilled at the idea of having honey, the benefits of their pollination and an expert among us to teach the art of beekeeping to our student farmers. So, in the spring of 2006 we ordered four 3lb. packages of Russian bees and began to prepare for their arrival. We owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. George Ayers for his generous donation of beekeeping supplies.
To get involved with the 2011 Bee Team, contact Laurie Thorp at email@example.com.
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