Not Just About the Birds and the Bees.
Resident BeeKeeper and Owner is a Bee Activist.
Byron Rice works to ensure the Maryland honey industry is vibrant and healthy. The Thurmont beekeeper has fostered legislation that ensures the honey industry is treated fairly in the wake of imported honey, which he said often doesn’t measure up to American honey.
Rice is also combatting the issues around agricultural chemicals being used that are causing bee colony die-off. Here are just a few articles about the work Mr. Rice has done to help protect your honey supplies and protect the life of one of our key pollinators for our food, the honey bee.