About Bees

Jay Smith with a Bee Beard

Jay Smith’s  Bee Beard

Our next batch of articles will highlight the work of the great beekeeper Jay Smith. Jay was a master beekeeper in Vincennes Indiana who wrote About Bees. Last year I acquired an original copy of Jay’s 1926 booklet, About Bees. I also acquired a personal letter from Jay to one of his many loyal customers. Throughout the Spring we’ll share portions of About Bees and some of Jay’s  words of wisdom. As you read these excerpts, be sure to really “soak up” the information, Jay was a master of the craft.

Here is a 1926 letter from Jay to one of his loyal customers:

Jay Smith Letter

Jay Smith Letter

Here is a bizarre bee beard competition, enjoy!