Category Archive: Blog

Feb 12

End Of An Era

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What goes up must come down. I hated to see the old barn come down. We had advertised the barn for sale for more than a year with no real interest at any price.  Even at $500 or best offer. (See the link for pictures before the tear down)

So it came time to …

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Feb 10

Vanity 800 Numbers – A thing of the past?

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Lately I’ve encountered a number of companies advertising only their 800 toll free number (800, 855, 888, etc.).  Numbers like 800-BUY-BEES, 800-GOT-HONY.   While these numbers may be easy to remember or even catchy they could be frustrating your potential customers.   I know they are frustrating me, particularly when the vanity number is the only …

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Feb 08

Unseasonably Warm Weather

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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Feb 06

Website Updates

I’m working on redoing the entire website using the wordpress engine.   I’ve simply outgrown the old software and wordpress has evolved significantly over the past several years.    I don’t really care for the current look and will hopefully be changing it over the coming weeks.   Any feedback (good or bad) is welcome.

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Feb 02

Long Break

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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Apr 20

Cold April

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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.

Typically …

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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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