is One Busy Bee!
Spring Greetings to all Iowa beekeepers,
Spring has finally arrived and I hope that many of you have been
out to your hives to find many healthy bees. My hive survived
through the winter and with many thanks to Matt Stewart they have
even been treated for mites.
“Busy as a Bee” was the headline in
an article that the Gazette did on me. They were looking for an
active area senior and once they heard I was the Honey Queen they
wanted to know just what that entailed. I enjoyed sharing information
with the reporter and there was even a photo from a Southeast
Iowa Field Day.
Recently I have been to the Hy Vee in Iowa City
with Matt and Patty Stewart, we gave samples and handed out recipe
booklets. Another event was Agricultural Days at the Mount Vernon
Hills Bank. I had the opportunity to speak with many interesting
people who had some great questions. I wasn’t able to answer
them all but Bob Wolff and Mr. Spina were on hand to help me.
While there I got the chance to meet the 2004 Linn County Pork
One last exciting weekend was spent in Amana at
the annual Maifest Celebration. My family decorated our truck
and my cousins dressed up as bees. I had a friend dress up like
a beekeeper clad in white with a veil and smoker. Matt Stewart
followed with his Noble Bee van and a very cute classic VW Bug.
I am very excited for summer to come and ready for the many honey
activities to begin.
2004 Iowa Honey Queen