Initiated by the National Honey Board in 1989, National Honey Month marks an important time for honey producers and beekeepers. In the U.S., honey collection season typically ends in September as bees secure their hives and prepare for winter.
For the 15th consecutive year, North Dakota led the nation in honey production in 2018. Montana produced the second-most honey, followed by California, South Dakota and Florida. Click to learn more about North Dakota honey & beekeeping.
[Source – BSC Library Database: “North Dakota leads nation in honey production for 15th year.” Associated Press State Wire: North Dakota (ND), sec. News, 17 May 2019. NewsBank: Access World News. Accessed 12 Sept. 2019.]
The Treaty of Paris was signed this day in 1783, recognizing American independence and ceding Florida to Spain. Learn more about it here on Credo Reference.
TREATY OF PARIS, 1783 – American Peace commissioners, left to right: John Jay, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Laurens,, and William Temple Franklin (B. Franklin’s grandson and secretary). Unfinished painting (because the British commissioners refused to pose) by Benjamin West.
Photograph of the signatures and seals of the 1783 Treaty of Paris. The signatures are English politician David Hartley (1731-1813) (representative of Britain), American politicians John Adams (1735?-1826), Benjamin Franklin (1706 -1790), and John Jay (1745?-1829). (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)
The penguin is a flightless marine bird, family Spheniscidae, order Sphenisciformes, found in the southern hemisphere. A very social bird, penguins live together and usually breed in large colonies. Read more about them here.
Elvis Presley was born on this day in 1935. Click here to learn more about him.
BURBANK, CA – Rock and roll musician Elvis Presley performing on the Elvis comeback TV special on June 27, 1968. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images – Britannica ImageQuest, BSC Library database; retrieved 1/8/19)