Judge Christian: Texas Bee Rancher

For Master Beekeeper Judge Christian, the allure of the bee isn’t the honey it produces or the miracle that is pollination, but it’s the depth of knowledge required for a vast puzzle full of twists and turns.

The world of honeybees has many pieces that can influence a hive and its efficiency, and their importance to the world of agriculture through pollination cannot be underestimated.

“One of every three bites on your plate is due to pollination,” explained Christian. “Even if it isn’t direct, maybe the cows ate something that needed to be pollinated, and most of that is going to be bees. Though there are other pollinators out there, like the butterfly, the honeybees are really good at it. They’re highly efficient.”

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