September is National Honey Month!
According to the National Honey Board, honey bees are responsible for pollinating up to eighty percent of insect-pollinated plants that comprise as much as one third of America’s diet. As a byproduct of this process, more than 300 types of honey can be found in the United States.
To celebrate National Honey Month, we have picked out a few resources in the DLG that feature honey and honeybees. We hope you enjoy them.
Beekeeper holding a honeycomb, Atlanta, Georgia, February 17, 1946. Local identification number: AJCN036-110d, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Photographic Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library.
Photograph of the A.B. Hamlin Jr. Honey exhibit at the Georgia State Fair, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, 1920-1939? Photograph held by the Middle Georgia Archives, Washington Memorial Library, Georgia State Fair Records, 1906-, box 12, folder 100b, photograph of A.B. Hamlin, Jr. Honey exhibit.
Honey entomologist exhibits at extension workers conference in Athens. College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Photograph Collection, University Archives, Hargrett Library, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.
Bee smart! bee cool: a children’s guide to Africanized honeybees. Georgia. Dept. of Agriculture.
August is National Peach Month!
You can learn more about peaches, their history in Georgia, and their role in our state’s economy by reading
this New Georgia Encyclopedia article about peaches.
The DLG also has plenty of resources documenting peach farming, production, and consumption.
Grading and packing peaches – Marshallville. College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Photograph Collection, University Archives, Hargrett Library, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.
How to choose and use fresh Georgia peaches. Georgia. Dept. of Agriculture. Agricultural Commodity Commission for Peaches.
Photograph of Audrey Fagan in Blooming Peach Tree During Peach Festival, Fort Valley, Peach County, Georgia, 1924. Peach Public Library, Fort Valley, Georgia.
Peach orchard. spc20-011c, Box 20, Small Print Collection, RG 48-2-1, Georgia Archives.
Enjoy these resources, and enjoy a fresh peach while they’re still in season!