Saturday, July 25, 2009

Short Pump, Virginia

Alfredo Neuman is one of our local beekeepers. He was born in Colombia and is full of facts about bees. For example: bees can fly up to 15 miles per hour; a single bee will visit 50 to 100 flowers during a foraging trip for nectar; and it takes visiting 2 million flowers for bees to produce a pound of honey. His bees forage on a 700-acre organic farm in Manokin-Sabot, Virginia, and their honey is free of insecticides and pesticides. He can be found at his stall most Saturdays at the West End Farmer's Market on Gayton Road at Ridgefield Parkway.

Dianne tests a melon for ripeness at the West End Farmer's Market.
Photographs taken with a Leica M8

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