Chris Williams, a third-generation beekeeper, hasn't only kept up the family business but has set up the first bee supply store on the Western Slope.
Chris and his wife, Gwen, recently opened San Juan Bee Supply, 1401 U.S. 50 in Delta, to help local beekeepers with their insects.
As of February of this year, Delta County has a club dedicated to learning about bees. The club, the Delta Beekeepers, was started by Mike Suppes to educate those in the community who have an interest in bees and beekeeping.
"Isn't it funny, how bears likes honey?" Winnie the Pooh once sang.
People like honey, too. According to "The History of the Honeybee & Beekeeping in Colorado," by Niwot-area beekeeper Tom Theobald, humans have been domesticating bees and harvesting honey for thousands of years.
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