You might not have known- today is National Agriculture Day! While we often think about agriculture as a big thing that requires lots of land and big, heavy equipment, in truth each and every beekeeper with one hive or many can celebrate today.
Wikipedia defines agriculture as “the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi, and other life forms for food, fiber, and other products used to sustain life” and of course that includes bees for honey, wax and even propolis. Most importantly, agriculture requires bees. Over 90 different crops we humans consume require bee pollination to exist.
National Agriculture Day “encourages every American to: Understand how food and fiber products are produced” and that is what this site is all about, helping folks learn about beekeeping, why bees are important and how much fun having a hive (or twelve) can be.
So today we raise a spoonful of honey and a glass of mead to beekeepers and budding beekeepers everywhere for playing a huge role in making this National Agriculture Day, and every agriculture day, possible!