Mike Favors is a part time private investigator as well as part time bee keeper. After close to 30 years as a special agent for the IRS, tracking down tax evasion and money laundering he decided to retire at the young age of 50. Bee keeping was, of course, the hobby that nourished his inherent quality of curiosity.
‘The engineering of the honeycomb, they say, is the most efficient usage of shape and strength. I wanna know who makes the decisions in these hives.’
The bee lives less than 40 days, visit at least 1000 flowers and produces less than a teaspoon of honey. For us its just a teaspoon of honey, but for the bee its a lifetime.
Bees lie at the heart of our survival and yet every year bees are experiencing massive die-offs throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2017, the rusty patched bumblebee was the first bee added to the endangered species list in the continental U.S. A 2019 survey from the Bee Informed Partnership states that nearly 40% of U.S. beekeepers lost their colonies during the previous year. Compared to 1947, the U.S. honeybee population has declined by 60%.
Such a gift to find Mike just down the
road from Ragland Ranch. Quite grateful for his efforts
and ongoing investigation to learn how bees can teach
humans of collective intelligence. Much to learn from them.
Find Mike and his honey @ Honey’s Honey OKC
and to learn more on protecting these creatures,
here are TEN ways to do so.