Wacky Question For The Day
Does anyone know of any beekeepers on STX?
Not wacky at all! Bees are key for the agriculture that is so prided here. Wanda Wright and Errol Chichester are beekeepers who have recently been teaching a class to get more people involved in this important pursuit. There's the Bee Man (name??), and probably at least a few others who deal with bees on a larger scale, plus a growing number of small-scale hobbyists/enthusiasts.
I found all the contacts on the VI Dept of Agri web site
The contact for Wanda Wright is not in service but the rest seem to be working. It doesn't look like I will be able to buy the pollen separately but the Bee Man has it as a honey mix so no worries.
We've been taking pollen in our morning shakes for a few years and having it shipped from the mainland would be a problem because it may go bad in transit. Also, for any help with allergies it should be from bees using the pollen in your specific area.
I was quite impressed with the Bee Man because when we were talking about collection he took the time to explain to me how the amount of pollen taken from the hives affects the bees. For me, far better than a yes or no, I love having a general understanding of the process and effect.
So sorry, I put the hyper link in but it didn't show up in the final post, let's try again.