The Des Moines Backyard Beekeepers September 2018 meeting was a honey tasting and one of the beekeepers shared about her trip to D.C. where she was able to talk to some D.C. beekeepers and help inspect their hives.
Everyone brought some of their own honey. We brought some of our early honey and some of our late honey because the flavors are so different. There was honey from all around central Iowa, honey from D.C., and honey from the European country Georgia. The honey from Georgia was incredibly different from the honey from the United States. The Georgian honey had a completely different texture from the American honey. The D.C. honey had a distinct taste completely different from the Iowa honey. Even the Iowa honeys tasted unique. Honey is truly a very unique food.
This tag came with the D.C. honey.
It was interesting to see how beekeepers in D.C. keep their bees. Some of them keep their hives on their garage roof or on their porch due to how small yards are in D.C. I cannot imagine keeping bees in such a small space. Honey bees are an important part of any ecosystem, even highly urbanized ecosystems.