Category Archive: Beekeeping

Feb 23

Bees in the Snow

A bee inthe snow

Snow was still on the ground today with temperatures only reaching 35F.  It was sunny and calm so some bees took the chance to make cleansing flights in spite of the temperature.  Some unfortunately didn’t make it back to the hive and died in the snow.  The sight of dead bees in the snow around …

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Feb 21

A New Bee Yard

New Bee Yard

Pictured below is my new bee yard.  Actually it’s not so new anymore and this post is a bit out of order as this picture was taken last April.  I was approached this spring by my wifes insurance agent for her business about placing some bees on his property.  It’s a beautiful location on …

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Feb 20

Auglaize County Extension Bee School

Note: This class has been canceled because they did not get enough early registrations.  They are tentatively rescheduling it as an evening meeting in May.

On Saturday, April 19th, 2008.  The Auglaize County Extension office will be hosting a bee class.  Topics will include Spring Management; Disease & Pest Management; Pollen, Propolis, Wax and Other …

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Feb 15

Beginning Beekeeping

Thinking about trying beekeeping this year?  Many organizations have already held beginning beekeeping classes this year, but it’s not to late to start. 

If you are really serious about starting this year you need to get your bees on order because they will be likely sold out if you wait until the weather gets …

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Feb 07

Packages Bees or Nucs?

Its the time of year again when new beekeepers and hobbyist who have had a loss or want to expand, start thinking about ordering a package or a nuc.  More than once I’m asked ‘which should I get’?  Honestly I don’t have a good answer.  While one may have a distinct advantage over the …

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Feb 06

Winter Weather?

I’m not really sure if Winter is here or not.  So far this year  we’ve had 0 degree weather followed by temperatures in the high 60s.  Then snow, temperatures in the teens and sustained 40-50 mile winds.  Followed by 50’s, thunderstorms and significant flooding.   And it looks like it will be snowing and in the …

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Jan 30

OSU Rejects Funding for Beekeeping Research, Penn State and UC Davis receive $250,000

Haagen-Dazs announced this month at the National Beekeeping Conference announce a ‘vigorous and ambitious’ program supporting honey bees, honey bee research, and a plan to generate awareness of the plight of the honey bee.  This includes a donation of $250,000 to fund sustainable pollination and CCD research.  Any guesses who received this money?  It …

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Dec 16

Australia off the hook for IAPV?

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS), part of the USDA , has released results of their research of their detailed genetic screening of honey bee samples dating back to 2002.    They have found the Israeli acute paralysis virus (IAPV) has been in the US since at least 2002.  So it appears as though Australia …

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Nov 20

Rothenbuler Bee Lab to be Destroyed

Simply closing the bee lab in Columbus was apparently not enough for the Ohio State University.  The University has now decided to destroy the Historic Rothenbuler Lab located on the Ohio State University property in Columbus.

Dana Stahlman from the Ohio State Beekeepers Association is organizing a " Save the Building" project.  Dr Tew is …

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Nov 02

October is Here!

Bees at a hive entrance

Frost has been on the ground the past couple of mornings and the trees are turning from green to gold and red.  Not a hard freeze yet, but enough to kill the more delicate plants and some trees have only just started changing color.  At least it looks and feels like the the beginning to …

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