Archive for January, 2011

Beekeeping in Territorial Utah

January 24, 2011

Early Territorial Utah resident Oliver B. Huntington was a pioneering Utah beekeeper in Springville.  I have created a pdf version of the article from historytogo.utah.gov.  Huntington was an early proponent of modern beekeeping methods and became the president of the Utah Beekeepers Association.

This article inspired by Jim Williams.

Milky Way On Collision Course with Local Fluff

January 20, 2011

Winter is a slow time for beekeeping.   Now is a good time to contemplate one’s place in the universe and evaluate the likelihood of our galaxy disintegrating within our lifetimes.  It appears that the Milky Way Galaxy is encountering Local Fluff.  If anything happens before swarm season, call me, otherwise, I will be busy catching bees.  See the article on Voyager’s imminent encounter with Local Fluff.  One of the scientists involved is quoted as saying “there could be interesting times ahead.”  Spring will be here soon and all this hullabaloo surrounding Local Fluff will give way to the excitement of beekeeping – mark my words.

Article inspired by John Steffen.