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Our Love of Beekeeping

Our Love of Beekeeping

Excerpted from Cecil Hicks' article "Addicted to Bees" that originally appeared in the American Bee Journal (April 2014). Wisconsin resident Kent Pegorsch quickly discovered an interest in honey bees when he was introduced to beekeeping by a friend's father while he was still in high school back in the mid-1970's. Within a couple years he went from managing six starter hives to running a commercial level business with more than 300 colonies. Kent explained that it wasn't long as a young adult before he expanded his bee business again and started selling Dadant beekeeping supplies from the town of Manawa, Wisconsin (current...  Read more

The Beekeeper's Lament

The Beekeeper's Lament

This article originally appeared in the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association's Badger Bee publication as the president's monthly column. "It's a rare season that ends as it begins," says John Miller in Hannah Nordhaus' book, The Beekeeper's Lament. With that thought, 2018 should be an outstanding year in Wisconsin! Beekeeper Kent Pegorsch invites you to look inside a beehive I have written about my affinity for beekeeping books in the past. For many years my favorite book has been The Joys of Beekeeping by Richard Taylor (1974). The books is a utopian view on how and why people keep honeybees. However, for the past...  Read more