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Township Salutes 2014
Famer of the Year
Ned and Doris Morgan
Ned’s Honey LLC
|Ned’s Honey LLC is a honeybee apiary owned
by Ned and Doris Morgan. They specialize in harvesting raw seasonal
honey, typically spring and summer, from their hives. The Morgans also
provide bees for pollinationNed started beekeeping in 2008 after taking
Rutgers University’s “Bee-ginning Beekeeping” course taught
by Tim Schuler, the state apiarist, and Bob Hughes. Doris joined Ned in beekeeping in 2012 after taking the Jersey Cape Beekeeping Association beginning beekeeping series of classes.
Over the past several years, Ned and Doris have grown their apiary to 16 hives. This year they are planning on harvesting approximately 800 pounds of honey. Doris makes candles from the beeswax that is harvested at the same time as the honey.
Ned is in his third year as president of the South Jersey branch of the New Jersey Beekeepers Association. Doris has been the secretary-treasurer for the last four years. Both are leaders of the Cumberland County 4-H WannaBees beekeeping club.
Ned is vice president of sales and marketing for a scientific glassware manufacturer. Doris is an active volunteer in the community and is a Rutgers Master Gardener of Cumberland County, completing the course in 2013. Rutgers Master Gardeners of Cumberland County has named Doris Koering Morgan as its Master Gardener of 2014.
Their honey and beeswax candles are sold primarily from their home. They also sell at the Forever Green Tree Farm at 834 Lebanon Road and at various festivals such as the Woodstown Fall Festival and the Sportsman Jamboree.
This year, Ned and Doris Morgan will be honored as Farmer of the Year at the Deerfield Township Harvest Festival.