Thanks for reading this week’s beekeeping story in the Albuquerque Journal. Wowza, the girls we manage for City Open Space are now officially cover girls!
by Dan McKay, Thursday, September 16, 2010
Honey harvesting tastes even better than it sounds.
A few spilled drops are easily scooped up with a finger, and no one’s going to object if you chew on a discarded row of honeycomb.
But a small crew of city employees and volunteers is hoping to fill more than just bellies with the honey being collected. As part of a new project, the city will sell it to help generate a little cash — and perhaps educate people on the benefits of domesticated European honey bees, an important part of the ecosystem.
Where to buy Open Space honey:
- Check out the Urban Farm Fest this Saturday at the Open Space Visitor’s Center
Interested in Albuquerque beekeeping?
- Check out our community forum for local beekeepers
- New to beekeeping? Read the Seasonal Guide to Beekeeping in Albuquerque
- How to report a swarm of bees
Photos of Dan McKay?
Or, if you’re just looking for a few photos of journalist Dan McKay getting all sticky with honey, I’m happy to help out.
(photos by Kent Swanson)