A Honey of an Event

The Rye Historical Society held a family honey harvest program at the Knapp House recently. Greenwich beekeeper Ray DuBois led a “taste buds on” program about bees and his hives at the historic site.

Published October 7, 2011 3:12 PM
2 min read

0:00

fea-honeythumbThe Rye Historical Society held a family honey harvest program at the Knapp House recently. Greenwich beekeeper Ray DuBois led a “taste buds on” program about bees and his hives at the historic site.

 

By Bill Lawyer

 

The Rye Historical Society held a family honey harvest program at the Knapp House recently. Greenwich beekeeper Ray DuBois led a “taste buds on” program about bees and his hives at the historic site.

 

fea-honeyMr. DuBois had set up two hives at the Knapp House for the first time back in May. One is a standard four-sided wood-frame hive, the other a simpler “top bar” variety. An established hive of either type can produce 60 pounds or more.  

 

While both hives were still active, neither one produced enough honey to harvest for commercial purposes. In fact, the queen in the standard hive had died, so Mr. DuBois introduced a new queen and some brood. The extra honey they produced will be kept in the hive to help them over-winter successfully.  

 

Attendees did not go home unsweetened, however. They were given the opportunity to mash honey out of the fresh honeycomb from one of Mr. DuBois’ established hives in Greenwich.

 

In the slide-show presentation portion, Mr. Dubois noted the importance of honeybees in pollinating most of our country’s fruit, nut, and vegetable crops. He stressed the harm caused by pesticides to honeybees and other types of pollinating bees.

If you’re interested in trying out the honey, contact the Rye Historical Society.

Filed Under:
Subscribe and get freshly baked articles. Join the community!
Begin typing your search above and press return to search. Press Esc to cancel.

rajbet app

rajbet india

lottoland asia

lottoland india

dafabet login

dafabet app

4rabet login

khelo24bet login

rummy gold

rummy glee

teen patti

teen patti gold

teen patti joy

teen patti master

rummy modern

andar bahar

dafabet

bonus new member

gullybet

IPLWin

IPLWin

tk88

tk88

thienhabet

thienhabet

Dbbet

Nagad88

Babu88

Six6s

Bhaggo

Elonbet