Above photo: Monica's Grandpa taking an up close look at some occupied bee skeps . As of 1998, most US states prohibited the use of skeps because they cannot be inspected for disease and parasites.
About Monica King
Monica is a third generation beekeeper, continuing in the family field that was started in 1936. In her adolescence her parents raised queen bees and were commercial migratory honey producers. In her teens the family focused full time on queen rearing. Monica's parents over the years became world-renowned. All one has to do is google search "Miksa Honey Farms" to find loads of articles and information.
Moving in 1994 to Arizona, Monica also quickly became a student of the plants, animals, and history of the Southwest. Her husband, Dan, introduced her to the prehistoric world and together they started www.rarepottery.info, one of the largest virtual museum websites on Native American Pottery. Online gallery at www.prehistoriccollector.com
Monica and her husband work on their off-grid ranch and have multiple goals including opening a museum, teaching classes, and living self sustainably. Monica currently serves as president of the Southern Arizona Beekeepers Association.
Little Monica shown in the picture above, "helping" her dad work bees.
Monica, near Tucson, Arizona (2018). Photo taken for the American Bee Journal article titled "Warwick Kerr 1922-2018, Creator of Killer Bees or Better Bees?" by Ron Miksha (Monica's uncle, www.badbeekeepingblog.com)