Honey Pond Farm is a small, honey bee operation located outside Athens, Georgia, which specializes in raising queens and 5 frame nucleus colonies (nucs). It has been our goal, from the beginning, to concentrate on quality versus quantity and hence return to a gentler approach to raising bees in a more sustainable way which is safer for the environment, the bees and the beekeeper.
Breeder and drone mother queens go through several years of rigorous evaluations before they are selected. Traits selected for are tolerance to mites and diseases, gentle disposition, longevity, and excellent brood and honey production.
I was ecstatic that he actually had been at one of my shows and REMEMBERED me! We chatted about the show and how much fun he had. Meanwhile, I was constantly looking over my shoulder to see who might have been listening to all of this. Up until that point, I hadn’t really revealed much about my past to my new peers; I wasn’t sure how the academia of UGA would take it if they knew that, at one point, I had been an actor/comedian. But it’s all good now.