Bee-talk among commissioners


Clinton County’s new apiary inspector, Pamela Gregory, left foreground, introduces herself Monday to Clinton County Commissioners, from left, Brenda Woods, Patrick Haley and Kerry Steed. Honey bees play a vital role in agriculture and the Ohio Department of Agriculture has overseen their inspection since 1904. Among the beekeepers in Clinton County, at least three have a substantial number of hives, said Gregory. Honey bees not only provide honey but are a vital source of pollination for many of the fruit and vegetable crops grown in Ohio such as apples, melons, cucumbers and pumpkins. They are also used to pollinate seed crops such as sunflower and canola. She noted that over the years farmers have taken out fence rows which sometimes were wildflower areas and thus were “a reserve for bees.” She wondered whether there could be designated areas in Clinton County with wildflowers.

Clinton County’s new apiary inspector, Pamela Gregory, left foreground, introduces herself Monday to Clinton County Commissioners, from left, Brenda Woods, Patrick Haley and Kerry Steed. Honey bees play a vital role in agriculture and the Ohio Department of Agriculture has overseen their inspection since 1904. Among the beekeepers in Clinton County, at least three have a substantial number of hives, said Gregory. Honey bees not only provide honey but are a vital source of pollination for many of the fruit and vegetable crops grown in Ohio such as apples, melons, cucumbers and pumpkins. They are also used to pollinate seed crops such as sunflower and canola. She noted that over the years farmers have taken out fence rows which sometimes were wildflower areas and thus were “a reserve for bees.” She wondered whether there could be designated areas in Clinton County with wildflowers.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Clinton County’s new apiary inspector, Pamela Gregory, left foreground, introduces herself Monday to Clinton County Commissioners, from left, Brenda Woods, Patrick Haley and Kerry Steed. Honey bees play a vital role in agriculture and the Ohio Department of Agriculture has overseen their inspection since 1904. Among the beekeepers in Clinton County, at least three have a substantial number of hives, said Gregory. Honey bees not only provide honey but are a vital source of pollination for many of the fruit and vegetable crops grown in Ohio such as apples, melons, cucumbers and pumpkins. They are also used to pollinate seed crops such as sunflower and canola. She noted that over the years farmers have taken out fence rows which sometimes were wildflower areas and thus were “a reserve for bees.” She wondered whether there could be designated areas in Clinton County with wildflowers.

Clinton County’s new apiary inspector, Pamela Gregory, left foreground, introduces herself Monday to Clinton County Commissioners, from left, Brenda Woods, Patrick Haley and Kerry Steed. Honey bees play a vital role in agriculture and the Ohio Department of Agriculture has overseen their inspection since 1904. Among the beekeepers in Clinton County, at least three have a substantial number of hives, said Gregory. Honey bees not only provide honey but are a vital source of pollination for many of the fruit and vegetable crops grown in Ohio such as apples, melons, cucumbers and pumpkins. They are also used to pollinate seed crops such as sunflower and canola. She noted that over the years farmers have taken out fence rows which sometimes were wildflower areas and thus were “a reserve for bees.” She wondered whether there could be designated areas in Clinton County with wildflowers.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/01/web1_bee_lady.jpgClinton County’s new apiary inspector, Pamela Gregory, left foreground, introduces herself Monday to Clinton County Commissioners, from left, Brenda Woods, Patrick Haley and Kerry Steed. Honey bees play a vital role in agriculture and the Ohio Department of Agriculture has overseen their inspection since 1904. Among the beekeepers in Clinton County, at least three have a substantial number of hives, said Gregory. Honey bees not only provide honey but are a vital source of pollination for many of the fruit and vegetable crops grown in Ohio such as apples, melons, cucumbers and pumpkins. They are also used to pollinate seed crops such as sunflower and canola. She noted that over the years farmers have taken out fence rows which sometimes were wildflower areas and thus were “a reserve for bees.” She wondered whether there could be designated areas in Clinton County with wildflowers. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal