What could be sweeter than a beekeeper supplying luscious honey to area runners for the Lodi Mother’s Day Run? If that honey were from local flowers and local bees of course! None other than beekeeper Laurent Soucie, owner of Luscious Laurent Honey LLC, has become a prime sponsor of our May 8, 2011 run. With apiaries in West Point, WI, overlooking Lake Wisconsin, Laurent can make sure we can say this. Due to the sponsorship, runners will find a sweet treat in the form of honey sticks in their bags.
Is honey good for runners?
According to the blog Made to Run, honey is the perfect running fuel.
“As either a pre-run meal or during the race honey acts as a wonderful supplement. Analysis of typical jars of honey finds that it is made up of about 38% Fructose, 31% Glucose, 2% Sucrose, 7% Maltose, 17% water, and the remainder being a mixture of smaller constituent ingredients. As you can see from the ingredients you’ll receive multiple types of sugar (some simple and others more complex). That gives runners a nice combination of quick and slow absorption carbohydrates for sustained energy during exercise.
About the beekeeper
Beekeeping is a very important occupation and/or hobby to the well being of our planet. It is no secret that bees play a vital role in cross-pollinating trees and plants. Their role as pollinators takes precedence over the fact that they supply us with an abundance of sweetness in the form of honey.
Soucie got into beekeeping over 20 years ago when he and his wife moved their family away from the city to a remote hilltop farm just North of Lodi, Wisconsin. Initially, they had no aspirations to go into the honey business. The primary concern was to help nature by replenishing the area with efficient pollinators.
With a couple of harvests under his belt, Beekeeper Soucie was amazed at the volume of honey that his bees had produced. Some people began asking if he would set up a hive near their gardens and fruit trees. Eventually people asked if they could buy his honey and the rest is history.
But where did the name come from?
The name Luscious Laurent came from my old wrestling ring name, but after tasting my honey, I think you will agree that my bees really deserve the title.
Aside from the actual beekeeping and honey processing for honey we sell, Luscious Laurent Honey LLC provides honey bee removal services.
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