By: W. Cooley Last quarter, I described my learnings as a new beekeeper. I left off discussing that I had split one hive to two, caught a swarm, and had one of my hives that I split swarm! However, a busy spring beekeeper season did not stop there. After keeping a close eye on my…Read more
Message from IN State Apiarist, Kathleen Prough
Swarms calls have come in from Southern Indiana. Southern beekeepers should be getting honey supers on their hive. Even if it has been colder March and April the bees are bringing in lots of pollen and some nectar (sugar water?). Give that queen room to expand. Reports of winter losses are coming in from the…Read more
Seed a Legacy: Pollinator Habitat Program
BISMARCK, North Dakota (February 26, 2018) – Midwest landowners who want to help honey bees and monarch butterflies have a unique opportunity through The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund’s SEED A LEGACY Pollinator Habitat Program. The updated program expanded in 2018 to include 11 states. Landowners and beekeepers work together to provide cost-effective, high-quality pollinator…Read more
Support the honeybees by presenting them to others!
SIBA Members Tyson Hermes and Jason Morgan did a presentation about bees and beekeeping at the Northern Kentucky Montessori Academy (NKMA). The City of Erlanger posted this photo on their Facebook page. "Pushing a beekeeping education is not only about securing the future for the bees, but also for those who will be keeping them."…Read more