Do You Have What it Takes to Be a BeeKeeper?

Yesterday's Brown Bag Mind Meld was hosted by our Mid-Market Regional Sales Manager, Wes Stoddard. With a crowded room and eager listeners, Wes presented on his experience of working as a bee keeper for his dad's honey business.

Wes walked us through the whole process of beekeeping for a season. 

He also explained to us how different honey is made and gave us samples of a variety of flavors. 

Lastly, he taught us about bees in general and how they work and produce honey. 

It was a great event that was highly entertaining. Thanks Wes for sharing your experience with us!

Just for fun, we have included some facts about bees. After all, bees are pretty cool insects: 

  • In the summer, bees only last for about six weeks and then they die. They literally work themselves to death. 
  • There are three kinds of bees in a hive: queen, worker, and drone.
  • The worker bees are all female and they do all the work for the hive. 
  • If a worker bee uses her stinger, she will die. 
  • Bees are the only insect in the world that make food humans can eat.
  • The average worker bee produces 1/12th teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
  • Each honey bee colony has a unique odor for member identification. 
  • Honey bees fly at 15 miles per hour.

Wes claimed that working in sales is easier than beekeeping. What do you think?