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Video Profile - Grady News Source

This last Spring we were lucky to be visited by one of UGA's most promising journalism students, Chamberlain Smith who spent a few hours inspecting hives, catching swarms and learning about bees, honey, and our company. She was even brave enough to put on a bee suit and get in there with them alongside us. Check out the fantastic video she put together for one of her classes. Keep an eye out for this one, it's not the last time you will hear her name. I'm sure of it.                                                               ...

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Buzzing Around Paris (Part 2): La Maison du Miel

It's already been two months since my wife and I returned from a whirlwind trip to Europe which included a stop in the beautiful city of Paris. You would think I would have been anxious to write this blog post as soon as we arrived home, but I have put it off until now. Probably because this makes it feel like the vacation is truly at an end even though we have been home for some time now. I likely hoped that if I dragged out the preparation for this post it will be like we never left the City of Lights. But all good things must come to an end. A couple of weeks ago I posted Part 1...

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Buzzing Around Paris (Part 1): Jardin du Luxembourg

I think the time has finally come for this beekeeper to sit down and write about his trip to Paris, France. It's been almost two months since I hopped on a flight from Hartsfield-Jackson but the truth is I've had a lot of things to do besides bragging about a once in a lifetime experience. This is a busy time of year in the beekeeping world so lay off me! But the fact is it's finally getting done so buckle up. First off, if you've never been to Paris I'm not going to make you feel bad for it. I hate it when bloggers do that. I get it. I'm in my 30's and this is the first time I have been...

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Bees in the Winter

It's almost midnight on Friday evening and I am sitting alone in my quiet house while the rest of my family sleeps. Here in North Georgia we are bracing for Snowmageddon 2016 as the region is preparing to come to a grinding halt in response to an estimated 2 inches of snow ( to those of you from up north or out west, please stop laughing). As I'm sitting here, listening to the rain and wondering when it will finally turn into snow, I can't help but think about my bees huddled in their hives out in the cold. I can't help but feel at least a little guilty, knowing that in a few minutes I will crawl into my nice,...

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Bees in the Fall

It's finally fall in Athens, Georgia. Ask anybody and they will tell you this is their favorite time of year. Whether it's the crispness of the cool morning air, or the sweet sounds of college football emanating from Sanford Stadium, everyone around here has a reason to love this time of year. However the same cannot be said for the bees here at Classic City Bee Company. They don't hate it, that's for sure. But they don't look forward to it with the same excitement that we do. Like the rest of us, our bees are starting to slow down as we get farther into the season and they days start to cool down. Throughout the early part of the...

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