Featured Beekeeper of the Month
This month our featured beekeeper is Jay Mc Coskey. His parents are Gary and Kari and they all live at Jewell, Iowa.
Jay and mentor Dave Mechealsen getting ready to inspect Jay’s bees.
Jay has an older sister who is in college. He is a senior in South Hampton High School. Activities he participates in are football, track, FFA, band and choir. His hobbies are sports, animals for 4-H, and FFA and hanging with friends. Jay is the president of the Lyon King 4-H Club and vice-president of his South Hamilton FFA chapter. After graduation he plans to attend Iowa State University.
Jay tells us he learned a ton about bees this year. “I came into it knowing nothing but now I know a lot. I have a few friends with bees and one told me about the scholarship so I applied. I trained with Pat Ennis in Mason City in March for 4 weeks. Dave Mechealsen helped me with everything at home including set up.” Jay tells us the night he first got stung the bees were mad and his dog was with him. His dog also got stung quite a bit! Such is beekeeping. Jay is planning to keep his beekeeping hobby going through college.
Good luck. Thanks for your story Jay and we hope you can make those bees pay for tuition.
Submitted by Ron Wehr