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ALEDO —A proposed ordinance establishing beekeeping regulations passed the first reading at Monday night's city council meeting. An ordinance was brought up last summer and tabled when the council heard public opposition. It was brought back up to the council in March when Alderman Mike ...
David's Blog: Beekeeping update! My family has decided to take up beekeeping. Last week I took you to Bluebonnet Beekeeping in Willis as I bought my supplies. Today, we set up the hive, but there is more to it than meets the eye! No bees yet, they should arrive next weekend, weather permitting.

For Marklin, owner of Marklin Candle Design, beekeeping began as an avocation and soon became a passion. He started his liturgical candle-making business 32 years ago in his parents' basement; Marklin beeswax candles have since been used by popes and pastors around the world. There are seven ...
In war-torn Afghanistan, honey is regarded as a traditional cure-all but for one schoolgirl, the sticky commodity has also created sweet opportunities to work and own a business in a country where few women do so. Three years ago, Frozan, now 19-years-old, obtained a small loan, bought two beehives ...
The former University of Tennessee football coach and current UT athletic director has teamed up with "What's the Buzz, Johnson City" for an event to celebrate the importance of honeybees and other pollinators. Fulmer will be the featured speaker at the Pollinator Celebration set for Thursday, May 3, at the ...
(WLUC) - The Upper Peninsula hosted its first annual Beekeeping Conference on Saturday, March 31. The event was open to anyone interested in beekeeping, and speakers, attendees and vendors gathered at the Seaborg Center on Nothern Michigan University's campus. The conference featured ...

That's why NHBA's second winter hive-loss survey will include questions on beekeeping practices and hive replenishment, said Heather Achilles, a Gilmanton beekeeper who organizes the survey. Achilles said she suspected a big unknown cause of death was nosema, a widespread disease in honey ...
Keeping bees isn't free and so I'm often asked, "What is the cost of beekeeping? If I'm looking to start a honey bee farm, what is the expected initial investment?" Let's find out together. Over the past few years, I've enjoyed the honor of teaching fresh-eyed beginning beekeepers as they embark on the ...
There's a massive question mark over the future of bees as their colonies worldwide continue to struggle and decline. So how do we play our part in ensuring that our buzzy friends don't go extinct? Well, have a go at beekeeping yourself, of course. It's not as complicated as most of us would think, all it ...
Pipes is also a beekeeper and said the lack of young people attending Beekeepers of Wilkes meetings prompted her look into ways to introduce beekeeping to her students. As a biology teacher, she also understood the many educational applications of beekeeping – from honeybee behavior to the ...
Beekeeping takes a lot of commitment and can be a really rewarding and exciting task, according to regional extension agent and beekeeper Jack Rowe. ... As a part of the annual beekeeping symposium in Clanton, Rowe has noticed that beekeeping is becoming more popular each year, and as a result, ...
Decision 3: Between now and when your honey bees arrive in mid-April, you should take a basic beekeeping class. You can do this with an in-person instructor in a classroom setting or by watching an online training program. No matter how entertaining they may be, you should not select a training video ...
This week for Adventure Arkansas we are learning about beekeeping in our state. I took the Adventure Subaru to the Janet Huckabee Nature Center to a beekeeping class. Danny Brewer, an Apiary Inspector, tells me that it's crucial that beekeeping thrives. “We lose about 33%, around 35% of all our bees ...
Citing government figures, Human Rights Watch said last year that 85 percent of the 3.5 million Afghan children not in school are girls. And while two-thirds of adolescent boys are literate, the figure for girls is little more than half that. That is not the situation for Frozan. The beekeeping profits pay for her and ...
They'll be attending the largest one-day beekeeping conference in upstate New York, according to Master Beekeeper Ben Carpenter of Hungry Bear Farms in Middlesex. “As a child we all learned how to care for a dog or a cat, but how many of us learned to keep 60,000 insects alive and well? Very few ...
T.B. Scott Library's Word Worth Hearing series continues April 12 with a beekeeping program, “What's the Buzz All About.” Bill Heipp of Moonlight Honey, Wausau, will present the program which begins at 6 p.m. in the library's community room. Keeping bees isn't something you just jump into without doing ...
LOWELL, Mich. — Beekeepers spend a lot of time inspecting, lifting and moving beehives, which can take a physical toll on one's body. Ned Stoller, agricultural engineer at Michigan AgrAbility, shared ways to reduce pain and injuries. “Assistive technology in the apiary can improve the likelihood of success ...

Musteika is an ethnographic village, which, in Lithuania, is defined as rural settlement that maintains its region's traditional culture and customs. One of the many traditions its residents preserve is its ancient beekeeping method. The villagers in Musteika raise bees that are native to the region in a more natural way than most ...
The Museum of the Rockies was abuzz Saturday with a group of excited hobbyists eager to learn more about the ins and outs of beekeeping. ... Western Bee sells everything from beekeeping suits to fully constructed hive boxes, and Molenda said he typically drives 2,000 miles delivering 600 packages of ...
Experts in the garden and the kitchen are presenting programs at the Tucson Jewish Community Center this spring that celebrate the season's bounty. Michael Ismail, the owner of Thrive and Grow Gardens, leads weekly gardening classes, now through June, on Fridays, which start indoors and move ...
“More people are interested in beekeeping because it's all over the news,” said Moneen Jones, an entomologist who launched the Midwest Master Beekeeper Program about three years ago to offer a more comprehensive beekeeping education than typically available. “There's just not [enough] information ...
The weekend workshop series begins March 23, with an Introduction to Bee-Keeping, a family friendly weekend workshop that allows participants to learn the basics of honey production while building their own take-home hive. Each weekend workshop has a free session open to the public on Saturday ...
Central Rivers Farmshed will be buzzing on Saturday, March 17, as Buzz Vahradian presents a beekeeping workshop. Vahradian, a 1979 graduate of University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, has been beekeeping for 24 years and owns a small business, V's Bees in Wautoma. The workshop will focus on a ...
They are owners of Southwest Arkansas Beekeeping Supplies in Fulton, Arkansas. James works for the University of Arkansas Southwest Research and Extension Center in Hope Arkansas, he is a member of Texarkana Beekeepers, Hempstead County Master Gardeners, and is currently the President of ...
Dale Gibson is seriously into his bees. The former stockbroker finds great joy in tending to his hives atop his four-storey townhouse in Bermondsey, south London. “I love the seasonality of keeping bees, it's so different from the long, routine days I used to do in the City. I love the gentle, industrious nature of ...
NEW BOSTON, Texas—The Bowie County Master Gardeners will present a free and public beekeeping program from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday inside the Texas A&M University—Texarkana's Science and Technology Building's Room 306. The program's speaker will be James Lamb, owner of Southwest ...
Flanders Nature Center will hold its annual beekeeping course on the art and science of beekeeping. The workshops will promote the importance of pollinators and show students how to start and keep a hive, as well as brainstorm new ideas to help keep pollinators alive and thriving. This series will consist ...
Bees are a big deal. Without bees, there is no food: vegetables, flowers and herbs and spices all rely on bees for pollination. Until recently, for most of us, bees were just background noise busily doing their thing. When suddenly, bee colonies started collapsing all over the country putting bees in the ...
About 120 experienced beekeepers and new wanna-BEES showed up to hear what all the buzz was about with this beekeeping business. "Let them know what's involved, price of equipment, the ups and downs of beekeeping - just get them exposed," said David Buck with the Central Mississippi ...
This is really an idea from the Chippewa-Eau Claire Beekeepers Club. They started a class as an intro to beekeeping, but as that evolved it was evident that people wanted to learn more about bees than just the beginning basics. They wanted to learn about how to harvest honey, how to start a hive, how to ...
Colin Witte of Rockwell and Gwen Voaklander of Osage have been awarded beekeeping scholarships from the Iowa Honey Producers Association. The scholarships will provide a bee hive, beekeeping equipment, honeybees, a mentor and beekeeping classes. Submitted photo. Facebook · Twitter · Email ...
Vandalism among reasons for buzz about beekeeping ... Tim Christensen, of Sergeant Bluff, demonstrates wearing a bee suit during a beekeeping class at the Iowa State University Extension office in Sioux City ... Christensen was one of about 35 people who showed up to learn more about beekeeping.
Lindsey Lee had been thinking about taking up beekeeping for a few years when a swarm of honeybees suddenly showed up on her property in True Blue. “A small bee swarm landed in a tree in my front yard,” Lee recalled. “So I said, 'I guess we're starting now.'” Once the bees were corralled in a box near ...
Buzz about bee keeping. By Multi-Media Journalist Shawn Wilson |. Posted: Fri 2:52 PM, Apr 13, 2018. It's a sign of spring in Anchorage-- local bee keepers are picking up their bee shipments and preparing their hives.
Boise, ID - So, what do bees and business have in common? At Boise State University, one club is using bee keeping to teach students how to run a business. Eight years ago, the hives on the third floor of the Student Union Building started off as an environmental elective, and then, about three years ago, ...
Beekeeping is not a new trade, nor is the idea of a veteran taking up beekeeping. In fact, the story has been written about before, including in the classic American novel “Keeper of the Bees,” by Gene Stratton-Porter. The book focuses on a WWI veteran who finds solace in beekeeping after returning home ...
David's Blog: Trying My Hand At Beekeeping. And now, for something completely different! The wife and I have decided to become beekeepers. Today, we drove to Bluebonnet Beekeeping Supplies (link below) in Willis to pick up our supplies. That silver can is called a 'smoker' and is used to calm the bees ...
Spring offers many things to look forward to: the blooming of flowers, warmer weather, seasonal produce, longer periods of daylight, bees. That's right. Bees. While some might see bees as a nuisance at their picnics or the source of a possible allergy attack, there are some who enjoy them so much, they ...
TORRINGTON — The University of Wyoming Laramie County Extension Office is pleased to announce the 2018 Wyoming Bee University and Wyoming Bee College held at Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, March 16-18, 2018. The Bee University on Friday, March 16, offers four workshops ...
During the Bee Keeping 101 class, LaMarch said veteran beekeeper Joel Lantz will present. Lantz has been beekeeping in the Marquette area for close to 30 years. He will discuss bee hives, hive components, hive maintenance, the various types of bees that can be kept, and how to care for them. He will ...
In a workshop held at First Presbyterian Church of Sandpoint on March 10, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and again the evening of Wednesday, March 14 with the Bonner County Gardener's Association's spring home horticulture series in Ponderay, people will see aspects of what this bee keeping technique ...
MILWAUKEE -- There's been a lot of buzz about beekeeping in recent years -- and one of the reasons for it is sweet, sweet honey. Honey production gets underway in the spring -- and Dormie Roberts with Blain's Farm and Fleet joins Real Milwaukee with everything you need to know about the liquid gold.
Those who are wanting to smell the honey and hear the buzzing bees a little closer this spring will have the opportunity to be up close and personal on Saturday. The Burke County Beekeeper's Association, which started in 1974, is hosting an introductory beekeeping class Saturday at the Burke County ...
Colin Witte of Rockwell and Gwen Voaklander of Osage have been awarded beekeeping scholarships from the Iowa Honey Producers Association. The scholarships will provide a bee hive, beekeeping equipment, honeybees, a mentor and beekeeping classes. Submitted photo. Facebook · Twitter · Email ...
Vandalism among reasons for buzz about beekeeping ... Tim Christensen, of Sergeant Bluff, demonstrates wearing a bee suit during a beekeeping class at the Iowa State University Extension office in Sioux City ... Christensen was one of about 35 people who showed up to learn more about beekeeping.
Doug Hoffman owns and operates Apple Blossom Honey Farm with his wife in Star City, which is one of the largest suppliers of beekeeping equipment in the state. They've been supplying bee keeping equipment statewide for thirteen years. A lot of the states' younger beekeeping business owners, ...
SOLANO COUNTY, CA – Solano County 4-H'ers covered everything from fishing--"the proper way to cast" to swine—"how to show a pig" to beekeeping—"the many different parts of a hive"--at the annual Solano County 4-H Project Skills Day, held recently at the Pena Adobe Middle School, Vacaville.
It was one of the most successful crowdfunding projects in history: a new way of collecting honey from bees, which aimed to raise A$70,000 (S$74,260) and instead raised about A$16 million. But the Flow Hive, which collects honey without requiring beekeepers to handle the bees and risk being stung, was ...
A six-week advanced beekeeping class is coming to New River Community and Technical College's Nicholas County Campus starting Feb. 19. Fred Williams, a local and experienced beekeeper, will lead the Monday evening class from 6 to 8 p.m.. Topics to be covered include: second spring management ...
DAMARISCOTTA — The Knox Lincoln County Beekeepers Association will offer its annual Bee School from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 27 through April 10, at the American Legion Hall, 524 Waldoboro Road. One optional Saturday workshop in March is planned to assemble hives and frames for spring ...


 

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