The plight of the honey bee and the repercussions of the decline of pollinators has been all over the news. The struggles of ex-cons and the re-incarcination of repeat offenders is also in the news. I’m so happy to say that someone had the incredibly wonderful idea of offering a Bee Keeping Course to inmates. Not only does this skill give them an actual vocation, and a certificate to prove their expertise, but it’s an important conservation issue that affects all of us, whether we believe it does or not.
I give a hearty “BRAVO” to the American Honey Bee Protection Agency based in Austin, Texas, and to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office for agreeing to start this program.
It’s a Good Friday, indeed! Bee Good!
(If you’re interested in honey bees and gardening, you may also be interested in this post from Crazy Green Thumb about hand pollinating)