September Contemplation: Well, Hello Fall
Monthly Post #1: A DEBtalk with a Local Beekeeper
To kickstart September and National Honey Month, I thought it would be fun to talk to Michael, a local beekeeper in New Smyrna Beach. I hope to shadow him (not too closely) later this month and videotape him with his bees (Yikes!), and of course share that with you. Admittedly, I like honey, but generally speaking I am naturally drawn to the miracle and peace of wild things, things like bees that produce sweet flowing honey.
But for now, for all you inquiring minds, and while I patiently wait to shadow the beekeeper, here’s a *DEBtalk that answers the following extremely important questions:
- How old was Michael when he first got stung?
- How many times has Michael been stung at one time?
- What color should you NOT wear around bees?
- Is honey good for allergies, or is that just an urban myth?
- How well do bees smell? And who smells better, the male or female?
- How does a Florida beekeeper wind up with honey from 1893?
- And how much does a bottle of that set you back?
- Is honey like wine? Does it get better as it ages?
- What’s better, dark or light honey?
- Does honey really make a good facial?
- If honey is good for our face, could we bathe in honey?
- What does a beekeeper do all day?
- Why is Spanish Needle Honey spicy?
- What is the most popular honey at NSB’s Farmer’s Market?
- What the heck is a proboscis?
*DEBtalk: Relevant (and sometimes not-so-relevant) contemplations about life and its fascinating people, places, and perspectives. Or perhaps, not-so-relevant (and sometimes relevant) contemplations. Either way, DEBtalks highlight the heart of the matter, whatever the heart and the matter happen to be.