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Oregon Honey Festival: It's The Bee's Knees

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Society seems to have gained a new appreciation for bees.  Mostly for their work as pollinators... but can we pause for a moment and say thanks for the honey? 

Honey and all the things that can be made from it--including the alcoholic drink mead--will be celebrated this weekend at the Oregon Honey Festival in Ashland. 

The mind may boggle at the variety of eats and drinks that honey can lead to.  We visit with organizer Sharon Schmidt, Roseburg meadmaker Lilly Weichberger, and Dr. Dewey Caron, Professor Emeritus at the University of Delaware, who wrote the definitive text on beekeeping. 

 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.