Yearly Archives: 2010

2010 Philadelphia Honey Festival

Reprinted from the Germantown/Mt. Airy Newspaper Philadelphia has a long history of beekeeping, laying claim to the father of modern beekeeping, L.L. Langstroth. The Philadelphia Honey Festival took place this weekend, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Langstroth’s birthday. With events … Continue reading

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Garreson Publishing adds cupboard plans

Garreson Publishing now has plans for a cupboard made from an old beehive.

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Garreson Publishing Presents on Beehive Construction at ESHPA Conference

by Ariele Did you know that there is a type of wood called “cucumber”? I didn’t. It’s a wild magnolia and it”s frequently sold as yellow poplar, an altogether different tree species. A beekeeper mentioned it during Pete’s speech at … Continue reading

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Organic Beekeeping Training Course

Our friends at Organic Beekeeping 101 have just released an educational DVD for beginning beekeepers interested in organic beekeeping. The folks at Organic Beekeeping 101 have teamed passionate beekeeping teacher Randy Sue Collins and talented videographer Paul Martin to produce … Continue reading

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Garreson Publishing Newsletter, November 2010

This month’s newsletter contains some questions we’ve received from beginning beekeepers about fall hive care, and the exciting addition of a new set of woodworking plans.

Questions frequently pop up on my computer screen from across the English speaking world. People rarely have just one question and here are some that arrived recently. The first set concerns hive design. The second set concerns fall management. If you have different opinions, please feel free to comment.
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Hotel Beehive!

by Gary I went to SenchaCon at the Fairmont San Francisco this week. The hotel has beehives! They were installed this year to provide honey for the kitchens, pollinate plants, and stave off colony collapse disorder. On the lobby floor, … Continue reading

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Garreson Publishing adds plans for a window mounted observation hive

Observation hives offer a window into the life of bees. In this design one side looks just like the outside of a real bee hive (that’s what it’s made from) while the other side hums with the secret mysteries of … Continue reading

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Viewing L.L. Langstroth’s Papers at the Philadelphia Honey Festival

In early September, Garreson Publishing (that’s Peter, Nancy, and I) attended the Philadelphia Honey Festival. We missed the opening ceremony because we got stuck in traffic on I-76, and accidentally ended up in NJ. Post-opening ceremonies on Friday night included … Continue reading

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My Experience with Natural Beekeeping

Ten years ago, Dan, a local beekeeper in his eighties, told me he never had used Apistan or any other miticide in his 40+ colonies. Instead he gave them each a grease patty with a little wintergreen oil mixed in. … Continue reading

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Three frequent questions about Beehive Frames

by Peter Sieling Why are hive boxes wider than the sum of the frames? Ten 1 3/8″ frames side by side fill a space 13 3/4″, cialis but the interior width of the super is 14 3/4″. That leaves a … Continue reading

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