Over the past summer, CCSD students have kept busy, despite the pandemic. Hayden Morrison interned with AgriVision while his sister Lucy harvested and sold honey.
Hayden became aware of the internship opportunity with AgriVision through an Industrial Arts class with Mr. Carper, Hayden and his parents began to research the program. The Morrison family was then invited to Milford, where Hayden toured Southeast Community College before beginning his internship. A typical day for Hayden was ever-changing; most days Hayden would assist mechanics on their projects, if he wasn’t working with a mechanic he was working on small engines. The most valuable lesson Hayden learned was hard work pays off and the more hands-on you can be, the more you will learn. Hayden found his memory to be his most valuable asset, disassembling and reassembling could be difficult without a good memory. Hayden would recommend this internship to anyone who is interested in diesel or agricultural mechanics.
Lucy's grandparents are part of the pollinator program- we grow wildflowers instead of crops at our house. Lucy’s grandmother thought that having a few beehives would go along with the wildflowers so that's what we started with. Hives split and the next year we had even more and Lucy was so interested in the honey (and the bees) that we worked on a possible harvest the next year (in 2019). Last year we harvested 14 gallons of honey. The grandparents weren't really interested in bottling the honey but told Lucy if she wanted to sell the honey she could keep the money she made for college. Last year, 2019, was Lucy's first harvest and season selling. Lucy mainly sold honey from her parent’s Facebook posts, the New Market Farmers Market, and the Grandma's House Daycare Vendor Fair. This year we knew we would have more honey because we now have 17 hives! Lucy harvested 30 gallons of honey. We bottle the honey in our basement, make our own labels, and advertise on Facebook! Lucy sold at the New Market Farmers Market this summer, we make porch/business deliveries and even ship now! Lucy sells until she's out of honey! Right now, Lucy is doing a fundraiser for Quityn Gray and the Gray family. Her goal is to sell 100 little jars of honey at $5 each to raise $500!
Lucy's Honey is called "Lucy's Bee-YOU-tiful Honey" and her slogan is Bee Kind, Bee Brave, Bee YOU!