Category Archives: Upstate NY Beekeeping

Geneva Bee Conference

Remember the Geneva Bee Conference held in March? It’s one of the least expensive and best ways to meet other beekeepers in the region. My daughter, treat Ariele, and I met some of you there. I just visited their website, … Continue reading

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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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Writing Books

Many years ago I wrote a short story called “Dead Baby Birds.” It was the first story I sent to Bee Culture that elicited a response from the editor, “This is a first.” (No animals were harmed in the writing of the story.) … 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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The Bee Guy: Beekeepers Secret Lives

I recently received a newspaper clipping from an old friend living in southern California, medical titled The Secret Lives of Beekeepers. The author must have attended a bee club meeting, unhealthy not unlike ours here in Steuben County. She interviewed … Continue reading

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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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