|Southeast Alabama Beekeepers Association
To make one pound of honey, the bees
in the colony must visit 2 million
flowers, fly over 55,000 miles and will
be the lifetime work of approximately
11 year old Elizabeth Wilkins from Enterprise, Alabama is an amazing
individual; not only is she the youngest member of the Southeast Alabama
Beekeepers Association, she's also the very first winner of the Alabama Beekeepers
Association Youth In Beekeeping award.
Last summer Elizabeth wrote a 500-1000 word essay about honeybees, their
importance and why she wanted to be a beekeeper. Elizabeth's essay captured the
attention of the judges who presented her with everything she needed to get started
in beekeeping including an experienced beekeeper as a mentor.
Elizabeth received her first package of bees in April and they are going strong.