OK, this is a commercial. I admit that. But it’s not about the books we sell or the magazine we publish. Rather, it’s about a project my local Medina County Beekeepers Association is having. If you read this blog on only an occasional basis you have already met Peggy Garnes. She’s the President of the [...]
Check off another bucket list item – marking queens on a grand scale!
Queen Right Colonies had a delivery of packaged honey bees – 1800 boxes. The event made the media come out and while they were there taking pictures and interviewing – employees and folks picking up their new charges!
About 800 [...]
I recently returned from attending the grand opening of the Bayer Crop Science North American Bee Care Center located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
This facility, along with the Bayer Bee Care Center in Germany, will provide research regarding the many factors affecting honey bee health.
The Center provides many interactive stations where [...]
My Boss hit’s a Milestone!!!
Even though my boss, Kathy Summers (Assistant Editor, Design & Layout at Bee Culture Magazine), will be out of the office on her birthday – we couldn’t miss the opportunity to have some fun! It was a pleasure to celebrate her milestone with the office staff. Her giving [...]
I met Daniel Oduntan, CEO of the Institute of Vocational Bee Craft at the Western Pennsylvania
Beekeepers Seminar on February 15, 2014
He had traveled to the United States to learn ways that we keep bees and how the differences could
possibly benefit [...]
Buried in snow again!!!!
Monday evening snow came again along with the wind. At the house we probably got a good 8 to 10 inches. Coupled with blowing and drifting – it was a mess!
Stayed home and worked on the laptop to stay current. I [...]
American Beekeeping Federation Conference was held this year in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on January 8th to the 11th. I was truly lucky to attend this meeting and was looking forward to some warm weather but as Mother Nature would have it, the temps there were colder than had been seen in a long time.
by Peggy Garnes
Sunday was a beautiful day for beekeeping in December! 64 degrees registered on the thermometer.
I went out to the bee yard for a spot check and was very surprised with the amount of flight going on.
The styrene nucs were flying and all appears well. I took [...]
As the days grow cooler, the flowers are slowly disappearing from the landscape along with the pollen sources.
Feeding a dry pollen at this time gives the bees a little buffer going into winter. Right now I am open feeding Mega Bee and Latshaw’s Bag o’Bee Food. As you can see [...]
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