DELPHOS—The next time you squeeze honey onto your toast or in your tea, take a moment to think about how much work it takes a honey bee to make it.
“Each bee makes roughly half a teaspoon of honey in its life,” local beekeeper Tess Rahrig said. “All that work for that small amount. In the hive there is the queen, the drones and the worker bees. The worker bees work themselves to death for the queen. During really cold weather, they even huddle together in a big ball around the queen to keep her warm.”
Rahrig and her husband, Keith, began keeping bees after their son Justin started the endeavor for an FFA project. Once he graduated, they kept it up.
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