June 24, 2010

"Althouse wows audiences with her bee knowledge."

"She has a passion for informing the public about bees and encourages everyone to consider setting up a hive on their property if they can.... Althouse helps folks get started with their own hives: ordering the bees, purchasing materials and setting up the hive.... In January, Althouse ran for American Honey Queen of the American Beekeeping Federation and was first runner up. The five other state honey queen contestants voted her Miss Congeniality, and anyone who knows her would not be surprised at this. She’s modest to the degree that she didn’t mention this honor in the interview."

The modest and adorable Maya Althouse, of Rebersburg, Pennsylvania.

35 comments:

mc said...

That's so cool.

My state for a brief spell would set you up and train you if you promised to keep a good log to collect data and better understand the bee deaths.

I didn't hop on that soon enough, dangit.

God bless her!!

sean said...

Is this person a known relation? What does our hostess know (and choose to share) concerning the Althouse genealogy?

Ron said...

Our Althouse would get her flaxen lock pollinated (if I said "Palinated", you'd get more page views!) by the Drunken Wisconsin Cheezy Beezy...and probably get a beehive in bee-empathy.

Ron said...

sorry, "locks"

traditionalguy said...

I thought that this was an Onion piece written about the Professor until the last line link.

mc said...

Wow, first comment.

Why do people seem to try to get first comment?

I don't get it, I must not be hip in that way.

Chip Ahoy said...

Ha ha ha ha ha, you totally got me.

rhhardin said...

I suspect unanswered questions having to do with the origin of babies in bee experts.

Ann Althouse said...

I just keep a Google alert on "Althouse," partly to see what people might happen to say about me but also to pick up stories about other people. I am not aware of being related to this Althouse, but it's an unusual enough name that I have never met anyone with this name (other than members of my family). I do often get asked if some Althouse is a relative of mine and i used to check phone books when I was traveling to see if there were any Althouses in some town or other. It was funny that there was often one. One but only one. The same with people knowing someone named Althouse. A lot of people seem to know one, but I never run across another one.

rhhardin said...

Althouse ought to get as many hits as Newhouse or Villanova, you'd think.

Quayle said...

Ann, from where does your family come? What are your roots?

Quayle comes from the Isle of Man where my g-g-g-grandfather was a ship captain and tax -avoidance smuggler.

Paul Zrimsek said...

In other biology news, P. Zrimšek is your go-to guy on boar semen.

Adam said...

Althouse for bee knowledge, Meade for birdwatching.

pm317 said...

Quayle, which is why I presume you're a republican. It runs in the family?

Ann Althouse said...

Althouse is a Pennsylvania Dutch name. I have ancestors named Althouse who traveled here on the second voyage of William Penn to America.

That's my father's side, of course. On my mother's side, my ancestors include Cotton and Increase Mather.

former law student said...

Hey Quayle, Indiana's Dan Quayle had precisely one Manx ggggg... father. The rest were mainland Brits.

The most successful Manx-American is probably TV producer Stephen J. Cannell.

As head of state, Queen Elizabeth II is known as the Lord of Mann.

David said...

Hello, Cuz.

On my mother's side my ancestors include Cotton and Increase Mather too.

former law student said...

Talking to beekeepers at the state fair last year, I received a copy of a beekeepers' catalog: www.dadant.com

Pollenation where I live is carried out by carpenter bees, although if you have a big enough mass of blossom, honeybees will come, perhaps from a hobbyists hive.

Gabriel Hanna said...

"Gabriel" is not a common first name, and "Hanna" not a common surname, yet there are at least three Gabriel Hannas that I know of.

One of them got a master's in chemical physics, and another of them is a physical chemist. (The third robbed a bank, I think.)

Cousin Bob said...

"...my ancestors include Cotton and Increase Mather."

'Splains a lot, Perfessor. Nut not falling, etc.

Different times. Different good n' bad.

Cousin Bob said...

Actually, I'm related to Rebecca Nourse.

No shit.

Maybe you cold collect yer blog into a book sometime. Call it "Wonders of the Invisible World."

Cousin Bob said...

Little Freudian slip there. I wrote "cold" for "could."

David said...

Cousin Bob--

It's not nice to mess with Mother Mather.

Zaaaaaap!

MadisonMan said...

My Best Man's Dad grew up in Rebersburg.

I'm related to John Chapman, i.e., Johnny Appleseed.

ricpic said...

Hanna may be an uncommon name but Mark Hanna was one of the most powerful political bosses in American history. He was the force behind the election of President William McKinley in 1896. He was so powerful that for a while the expression "So help me, Hanna" was common coin.

Bob said...

Pennsylvania is definitely Althouse ground zero.

This is a grand site: http://www.gens-us.net/

—Bob, not a Mather descendant, but if you are we're almost certainly ca. 9th cousins.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

My ancestry is discussed in d-detail in Gravity's Rainbow

Seppo said...

While I don't know this young lady, I am very familiar with Reber-stettel as the Dutch would have it. Translation for the auslanders: Rebersburg is often called Reberstettel in PA Dutch dialect. Nearby Selinsgrove is Selimstettel. Some of my best friends went to Penns Valley High School. It's a very pretty area, quite rural, but not far from Penn State University.

EDH said...

Paul Zrimsek said...
In other biology news, P. Zrimšek is your go-to guy on boar semen.

Given the news, in the immediate future, it sounds as though we're more likely to be in need of an go-to expert in Gore semen.

EDH said...

Paul Zrimsek said...
In other biology news, P. Zrimšek is your go-to guy on boar semen.

Too bad, given the news, it sounds as though in the immediate future we're more likely to be in need of a go-to expert in Gore semen.

Quayle said...

Well, truth be told, my last name isn't Quayle, however Quayle is the middle name of my great grandfather, and it is his mother's name.

My ancestors mostly immigrated from the British Isles from between 1840 - 1855, and went straight on to the east bench of the Great Basin.

Methadras said...

Foiled again...

William said...

We are all the children of Cotton Mather except for those damned sex poodles who are replicating their evil spawn even as I write this.

jamboree said...

Cute reverse play (humble) on "Queen Bee".

WV: unlit

Mitch H. said...

Rebersburg's one of those little mountain-valley farming hamlets which you might drive through once in your life, even if you live within twenty minutes of it, as I do. It's just not on the way to anything, unless you're trying to get to Sugar Valley from Centre Hall or something like that.

Or pleasure-driving. Brush Valley is beautiful when the corn's high. But even then, the road through Coburn and Spring Mills along Penn's Creek is more dramatic and varied.