Category Archives: Upstate NY 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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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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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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Removing Honey Bee Colonies from Buildings

by Pete One way to acquire bees is by removing them from a building. You should have experience handling bees before tackling this sort of job. You should charge for the removal to cover your time, health with the bees being … Continue reading

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Bait Hive Workshop by Peter Sieling

Bait Hives constitute an important component of your beekeeping equipment. Use them to catch bees to replace dead colonies, hospital increase your colonies, and minimize your own swarm losses. Workshop topics will include what bees look for when selecting a … Continue reading

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Audio of lecture by Dr. Thomas D. Seeley, Honeybee biologist at Cornell University

Dr. Seeley located the wild honey bee colonies living in Cornell University’s Arnot Forest in 1978, salve before the introduction of varroa mites, cialis and again in 2002, help well after the mites were established in North America. Contrary to expectation, … Continue reading

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Peter Sieling speaks at Finger Lakes Beekeeping Club

Ithaca, NY—On Sunday, January 16th, Author and president of the Steuben County Honeybee Association, Peter Sieling, delivered a talk to the Finger Lakes Beekeeping Club on Woodworking for Beekeepers. His topics included how and where to buy lumber, seasoning your … Continue reading

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