COMMERCIAL BEE KEEPERS ARE NOW RECOGNIZED AS FARMERS
IN WASHINGTON STATE THANKS TO A LAW SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
KXLY 4'S GRACE DITZLER IS WORKING FOR YOU...
WITH WHAT THIS WILL DO FOR THE BEEKEEPING INDUSTRY,
AND WHO IT BENEFITS THE MOST.
a new washington state law now defines commercial
bee keepers as farmers, but this new law won't directly
benefit those hobbiests or sideliners, like jim miller
who owns miller homestead.
JIM MILLER HAS BEEN IN THE BEE KEEPING BUSINESS FOR
20 YEARS... HE OWNS A RETAIL SHOP NEAR CHENEY.
its my wife and i it's a mom and pop operation.
HE'S PASSIONATE ABOUT BEES AND THE PROFESSION THAT
SUPPORTS THE FARMERS WHO GROW OUR FOOD.
the studies done its anywhere from 80 to 90 percent
of the food you and i eat is pollinated by honey bees.
AND NOW SOME BEEKEEPERS WILL BE CALLED FARMERS TOO.