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THE HART COUNTY NEWS-HERALD jobeforke ,com V All AUGUST 11, 2016 by DARCA JOBE . The News-Herald Bonnieville City Council met in regular session on Monday evening at Bonnieville City Hall. The coun- cil approved selling 7+ acres off Railroad Circle, great Bacon Creek frontage and woods; 4+ acres off Me- morial Drive with block building and woods, Utilities available at both sites. For additional information call Bonnieville City Hall at 270-531-3212 or email bonn- New Business In other business the council agreed to invite State Senate Candidate Stephen Meredith and State Senate Candidate Leslie Stith to the September city council meeting. Business of the Month Cold Creek Honey 2078 Lone Star Rd Upton, KY 42784 The council invited the owner of Cold Creek Hon- ey and beekeeper Tamara Rahm, from Upton to speak about the importance of beekeeping. Rahm not only gathers honey from the beehives but she also sells beeswax blocks and periodically makes and sells bees- wax candles on her farm in Upton. "One thing that I think sets our hOney apart from oth- er producers is the fact that the bees forage primarily on native flora. Not just our farm, but most of the acreage that boarders the farm is either native, hay fields or pas- ture," Shared Rahm. "There is almost zero crop ground around us. A bee's home.range is 2 miles, though they can travel up to 6 miles if needed." Rahm started working with bees in the sprkzg of 1996 and said, "I didn't grow up eating honey and truthf.ul, ly was not in love with the stuff." "I was helping a friend of mine harvest honey from their colonies in the fall of 96 when I tasted my first local honey,, stated Rahm. "From that point on I was absolutely intrigued and I had also just purchased my farm that spring and wanted to know about all of the flora that was in this area." Roughly since 2006-2008 beekeeping has become another casualty in our global economy. It was the be- ginning of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and the serious decline in the numbers of honey bees and the absolute decline in the overall health of our honey bees. According to the EPA website a Colony Collapse Disorder is the phenomenon that occurs when the ma- jority of worker bees in a colony disappear and leave behind a queen, plenty of food and a few nurse bees to care for the remaining immature bees and the queen. Once thought to pose a major long term threat to bees, reported cases of CCD have declined substantially Over the last five years. The number of hives that do not sur- vive over the winter months - erall indic or for bee health - has maintained an average of about 28.7 percent since 2006-2007 but dropped to 23.1 percent Tamara Rahm sells beeswax blocks and periodically makes and Sells beeswax candles on her farm In Upton. Cold Creek Honey and beekeeper Tamara Rahm started working with bees in the spring of 1996. Bonnleville Mayor Denis Edwards presented a certificate on behalf of the city of Bonnleville to Tamara Rahm and Cold Creek Farms(or their production of native honey and their contribution in the area. Cold Creek Farms and Tamara Rahm were recognized for being the Business of the Month. Photo by Darca.lobe, The News-Herald. for the 2014-2015 winter. Good quality grade a local honey should not be heat- and diseased. The use, overuse and abuse to pesticides, ed, and eonhain 14 to 18% moisture. Crystallization is herbicides and fungicides are constantly compromis- a perfectly normal process. Honey that contains too ing the general welfare and fertility of our honey bees," much moisture can ferment. If harvested properly it is._ shared Rahm. "If someone tells me they don't like.? the only food never to go "bad". . honey I asked them what flavor they have tried bce , "We are continually subjected to new pest, parasites, honey comes in many different flavors." by LINDA WATTS Hello Friends! Dolly Parton Imagination Library FUN FEST is this Sat Aug 13th from 10am-3pm on the Courthouse Lawn in Munfordville. The Imagination Library is a program started by Dolly to promote early childhood litera- cy. Dolly believes every child should have their own books. Come out to help support the Hart Co program. Saturday's Imagination Library Fun Fest is a fundrais- er to benefit children in Hart County, let's continue Dolly Parton's vision in making free books available to children ages birth to 5yrs. This program is one of the most important ways to improve the educational opportunities for children in our community. Dolly Parton's Imagination Library has partnered with Amer- ican Printing House for the Blind, to make many of the wonderful books in her program, available in Braille and audio format so that young blind and visually im- paired children can also benefit from these wonderful children's books. Some of the events at the Fun Fest include: Cake Walk, Book Swap, Food booths, Carni- val games & contests, Dolly-themed singing competi- tion, Baby Contest, Little Miss & Mr. Contest, Tractor Contest, & Live Music featuring Gary Puckett! All Fun Fest proceeds benefit Dolly Parton's Imagination Li- brary literacy program for Hart County children! Call the Chamber at (270) 524-2892 for more details. I will see you there! Contact me at or the Bonnieville Page, Facebook. Be kind, dare your- self to be a blessing! Get 3X your device's trade-in value when you switch to Bluegrass Cellular. That's up to $650 in credit, just for bringing in your phone. Consider it our way of welcoming you to the community of neighborly service and nationwide coverage here, there and everywhere. Solid Rock Worldwide Ministries Church, 208 E. Main Street, Horse Cave held a church building fund on July 16, for $50 cash or grocery giveaway. Billy J. Rice, Cincinnati, won the $50.00 cash giveaway. 1800-928-2355 Ill