“The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams” ~ Henry David Thoreau

In Kids on the Farm on September 30, 2013 at 2:25 am

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“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.” ~ A.A. Milne Winnie the Pooh

On Saturday, September 28th, our Junior Beekeepers (Tipate, Kaniya, Trevon, Yasmine T., Kenneth, Yasmine P., Ralanda, and Ying) entered the honey they harvested from the Farm this Summer in the DC State Fair which was held during the Barracks Row Fall Festival on 8th St. SE (Eastern Market metro station)!

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In the end, out of 16 entrants, we took 4th with 93/100, only two points off “Best in Show”! Scores ranged from 95 down to 59. We dropped points on density (14/20) otherwise with only a 0.8 difference (as measured by spectrometry) we would have scored a 99! I guess we have to break the bad news to the bees and ask them not have their honey ready for harvest when it’s humid outside!


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