Saturday, July 25, 2020

Michigan Beekeeper Explains His Work

It is strange how so much of what we consider clean or unclean is based on often arbitrary cultural standards. I don't eat honey as often as I used to do. But that has nothing to do with its origin as nectar which is stored by bees, partially digested, regurgitated, and altered until it becomes the substance we know as honey.

That doesn't bother me at all. But if you told me that tonight's dinner would be some lettuce that a cow had chewed on for a week or some crickets that you had gathered from the backyard last night, I would be disgusted. Cultural taboos are something else.

Anyway, a Southeast Michigan man explains below how his hobby/business of beekeeping works. He's working with bees that are somewhat docile, though not so docile that he doesn't wear a protective suit. It's good to know where your food comes from so that you understand how the natural world works.


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