Category Archive: Beekeeping

Feb 13

Swarm Removal on the Ohio State Association Website

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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Feb 11

Beekeeping in Style

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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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Jan 31

2011 Beginning Beekeeping Workshop

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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Jan 19

Petition to Ban Clothianidin

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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Jan 16

Big Jump in Packages and Queen Prices

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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Jan 11

Pepsi Could Help Beekeeping

With your vote, Pepsi could help out beekeeping.   The following was received from the Ohio State Beekeepers association about a sophomore student who is in the running to get a beekeeping grant:

My daughter, Nicole, has been beekeeping with a mentor since she was 9 years old.  She is a Sophomore at Aurora High …

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Jan 10

New Products for a New Year

Belated Happy New Year!

It's been a cold winter so far this year and it looks like the cold weather will be around for awhile.  The 10 day forecast doesn't show anything above freezing.  There isn't much one can do with the bees besides repairing old equipment and preparing new for the upcoming year.  And …

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May 21

The Ohio Queen Project is DEAD.

The Ohio Queen Projects was started by the Ohio State Beekeepers Association in 2007 with two goals in mind.  First, to teach beekeepers to raise queens and second,  to develop a stock improvement program (ie. a breeding program).  To quote directly from the Ohio Queen Project's Mission Statement from their website:

The Ohio State …

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May 19

Swarm Removal by Zip Code

It's taken longer than I hoped for to get this feature up and running, but I now I'm pleased to announce that users can now search for beekeepers and companies that do swarm removal by zip code.  This should make it much easier for users to identify someone to do swarm removal who is near …

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Apr 22

Looking for Package Bees?

We just received our 3rd shipment of package bees from Gardner's Apiaries.  Like the past 3 shipments they have been on time and look to be in great shape.   We hived one ourselves from the first shipment and it is building up strong.  I've heard a lot of people still looking for packages or that …

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