The weather forecast was calling for rain, but it cleared out early and the day was warm, humid and sunny with a light breeze. The bees were very, very active. Unlike yesterday, the bees were virtually ignoring the dry pollen substitute I had put out for them. A quick inspection of the activity told me …
Category Archive: Beekeeping
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Honey Run Apiaries now carries The Ultimate Hive Stand. With snow on the ground today we haven’t had a chance to try it ourselves, but it looks like a well though out stand. It’s lighter than the concrete blocks, and more rot resistant than the old pallets we tend to use. It’s easy to …
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We are just a week into February and we have yet to have the really cold weather one expects in Ohio for January and February. We really haven’t had a prolonged period that has been below freezing. Last week we had a few days in the upper 40s and even a day that broke the …
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It’s been entirely too long since I’ve had a change to post any updates here. Beekeeping and life in general was just too much to do and have time to update the website. My wife complains that I can never say no… and I suppose it’s true to a point. I’m now also secretary of …
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This has had to be the most consistently cold April that I can recall in the past many years. The next 4 days aren’t looking much better either though it’s actually on the warm side compared to the past few days with highs that only were in the mid 40s.
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The Ohio State Beekeepers Association website is getting a bit of a face lift with new content, event calendar and more. And we are happy to announce they have added our swarm removal look up to their website. (Ok, I did have a hand in it since I’m also their new webmaster).
This does …
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So what do you picture a beekeeper wearing… a boring white suit of course, often dirty and stained up with propolis and dirt. I’ve mentioned to my wife before that I though there might be market for more stylish suits, particular with all the new hobbiests starting beekeeping these past few years, many of them …
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The Northwest Ohio Beekeepers association will be giving a beginning beekeeping workshop January 19th at the OSU campus in Lima, Ohio.
This workshop is designed for people who would like to get started in beekeeping, those who have had previous beekeeping experience and want to get back into beekeeping, or those who just want to …
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Not long ago in a bee sized version of the Wikileaks leak, a beekeeper “leaked” an internal EPA document to the public the clearly shows the pesticide “Clothianidin” is toxic to bees. Yet in spite of their own findings they chose to ignore the facts and instead based their decision to allow the sale of …
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Packages and queens typically go up in price a dollar or two each year which is expected due higher costs in materials, labor and fuel/transportation. This year however, package prices are up big time. 10% or more in some cases equating to 5 to 10 dollars per package. It’s the biggest jump I recall since …
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