Category Archives: Regional Beekeeping

A Bee’s Guide to Managing Beekeepers

On March 1, 2013, Garreson Publishing will be releasing the next book in Peter Sieling’s series of humorous short story collections. A Bee’s Guide to Managing Beekeepers gives a taste of the life of a beekeeper in various aspects, from taking care … Continue reading

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Tator Tot Experiences a Sudden and Unexpected Descent

Tator Tot, my 11 year old apprentice, called. She found a couple suspicious “facts” in her textbook concerning bees. Rather than trust the book, she called the Bee Guy. “Is it true bees feed royal jelly to larvae for the … Continue reading

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Straw Hive Making Video

I found this neat video demonstration of making a straw bee hive-

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Audio of lecture by Dr. Elizabeth Capaldi Evans

Dr. Evans’ talk, “Learning about Bee Learning,” will review bees as model animals for understanding general principles of learning and why this information is essential for beekeepers, as well as recent research about how environmental factors (global change, pesticides, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Honeybee Hobbyist, by Norman Gary

Norman Gary’s book, Honey Bee Hobbyist: The Care and Keeping of Bees (Hobby Farm) is an easy, fun read, with lots of large, glossy pictures of honeybees. It would be a great for a kid interested in beekeeping, for a library, or … Continue reading

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Removing a Honeybee Colony from an Old House

by Pete Sieling The bees lived in the house of an 87 year old woman. The daughter lived next door. A grandson had a bachelor pad in the old mud room*. There were some problems with grandma, ampoule hard of hearing, prescription … Continue reading

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Photos of Pollinators in the Adirondacks

by Gary My wife and I spent last week in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks. We didn’t see any honey bees – Pete said there aren’t many there, because there aren’t enough flowers, but that makes it a … Continue reading

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Photos of honey bottling process

by Gary While visiting my parents at home over Memorial Day, help I had the opportunity to get some photos while Dad was bottling honey.

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Penn State Leads Honey Bee Health Initiative

University Park, Pa. — A nationwide network to monitor and maintain honeybee health is the aim of the Bee Informed Partnership, a five-year, $5 million program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and … Continue reading

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Garreson Publishing to provide free websites for bee clubs

by Gary In the past decade, physician the cost of developing and maintaining a website has dropped exponentially, treat but many bee clubs still do not have websites. In a recent survey of U.S. bee clubs, we estimate that at … Continue reading

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