Foxfire Way of Beekeeping

 

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Photo by Cynthia Pierce

Members Paul Jollay from Glencoe Honey Company and Ira Poston from Blueberry Hill Apiaries presented a program on beekeeping in the past and how it is done now as part of the summer series Foxfire in Cedarock Park, Celebrating Craft Traditions of the Appalachian Culture. Future programs are listed on the PDF flyer HERE. Beekeeping is covered in Foxfire 11 and can be accessed HERE. Paul & Ira covered the history of beekeeping as well as addressing current practices and some of the equipment used. An observation hive with a full frame of honey bees and a marked queen kept the questions flowing at the end of the program.