Eating the World

Emily Brown, Arizona's "Queen Bee," Talks Honey

Come over here, honey, and let's get to know each other.

Whether you like the sticky stuff in your tea, yogurt, or on a peanut butter sandwich, you should appreciate where it comes from. For some insight, we turned to Emily Brown, a.k.a. "AZ Queen Bee."

She makes honey and honey products, and she also provides bee-removal services. Brown has kept bees for more than 20 years in various parts of the county -- and she really knows her stuff.

Brown's a member of the American Beekeeping Federation and the resident bee keeper at the Boulders Resort, and she often makes presentations about beekeeping to school groups.

So, is there going to be a sudden surge in beekeeping, akin to the backyard chicken craze? That's a definite maybe.

See also: - Downtown Phoenix's GROWop Boutique and Phoenix Style Collective Host Honey Harvest - Bees Eat M&Ms, Make Multi-Colored Honey

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Kate Crowley
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