On January 13, 2022, Donna Cox, a local beekeeper and bee hive rescuer, gave an extremely informational, very enjoyable, and tenderly spiritual presentation to Ardmore Adventist Academy students.
She brought along a bee box, lots of photos, her bee-keeping tools, and a full bee keeper's outfit (including a large magnet in her back pocket as a nifty way to hold one of her bee tools)!
She had interesting stories of the bee hives she's rescued under quite amazing circumstances! She takes hives that are about to be destroyed because of their dangerous locations and relocates them, paying attention to their surroundings and what that will do to the bees and the flavor of their honey.
It is a much more involved process than you'd think, and if you don't know what you're doing, the bees will suffer--and so could you! To top it all off, at the end of the presentation, she handed out special biscuits she had baked so we could all sample some of the honey that came from her bees. It was truly a "sweet" experience!
By Mary Burton