Vice President Collin County Hobby Beekeepers Association
Shannon is the second of five daughters and lives in Farmersville, Texas. She has been keeping bees since she was 13 years old.
Her first introduction to bees was pure curiosity. Her family found a hive in their water meter box and she played with them for days and received many stings. Later, in the next spring, she set out dishes with different sweet substances in her tree house to watch the bees eat them. She wanted to know what the bees preferred to eat. Thus, the journey began.
Shannon was accepted into the CCHBA youth scholarship program to study the art of beekeeping in 2007. She subsequently served two years as Collin County Honey Princess in 2011 and 2012.
Chance will be discussing the various components of the hive and beekeeping equipment manufactured and supplied by his family-run business based.
Since 1863 the Dadant family has served the beekeeping industry by manufacturing equipment for beekeepers and producing quality products from beeswax including decorative and religious candles. It was years before that in a small village in eastern France when Charles Dadant became interested in bees while helping a neighboring priest remove honey from straw skeps at the age of 12.