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       from a dream to reality...       

When Mary became a beekeeper in 2008 she took one 2 hour class at a local community garden.  


She realized that she did not have any equipment or bees...hehe.  She left the class, checked the internet and ordered 2 nucs right away.  


She then went to PN in Forest Park and he really gave her, her first "short course" in bee work.  Mary remembers him asking questions about what kind of foundation?, how are you planning on extracting?, how many hives do you want?,  do you know the difference of the bees?  


In October she took a short course from Tara Beekeepers and realized she knew some things but not a lot.  She started going to the club in 2009 and then the rest is history.


As a beekeeper,


I am proud of the work I do and one way to that I show this is to participate in honey shows.  When I enter honey shows, especially under the Welsh Honey judging system, I have to put a lot of time and effort into the presentation of my product.  Each category requires different expertise.  


Most of the judging is based on how the product is presented, how it looks, how it smells and how clean it is.  The amount of work involved is intense.  You can see the honey awards we have garnered.  We don't win every time we enter, but we do learn something and we continue to strive for excellence in our apiary and products. 

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