December 21, 2014

Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping by Dewey M. Caron

Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping by Dewey M. Caron

About the Author | For any of us Beekeepers who have been practicing the art and science of beekeeping for a while, Dewey Caron’s name is a very familiar one. Dewey has spoken at meetings for most of the beekeeping clubs to which I belong, and has always been able to provide a new tidbit of knowledge every time I hear him speak. That’s the beauty of doing something for as many years as Dewey has … [Read more...]

The Sacred Bee in Ancient Times and Folklore – by Hilda M. Ransome

The Sacred Bee in Ancient Times and Folklore - by Hilda M. Ransome

Reading The Sacred Bee in Ancient Times and Folklore was a departure from the typical beekeeping book that I would pick up, but something about the word ‘sacred’ in the title drew me to these pages. The scientist in me is always looking for the kind of information in a book that will improve my stewardly behavior in the Apiary. This book initially seemed to be just a history lesson on folklore, … [Read more...]

Summary of the MSBA 2010 Spring Meeting

Top:Jennifer Berry proudly accepts a thank-you MSBA tee. Bottom:Cindy Bee shares bee removal techniques,peppered with colorful stories of her varied experiences over the years

By nearly any measure one can think of, the 2010 MSBA annual meeting held on March 27th was a great success. Good food, lots of beekeepers and “wanna bees,” and impressive speakers made for a day that any beekeeper could thoroughly enjoy. As always, the crew at the Calumet Club provided great food and friendly service. This was no easy task, given the near- capacity crowd of 272 people at the … [Read more...]

Beekeeping Book Review: “Honey, the Gourmet Medicine”, By Joe Traynor

Honey, the Gourmet Medicine, By Joe Traynor

As beekeepers, we typically think of our involvement with the wonderful products from the hive ending when that jar of Honey or that wax candle is sold. Maybe we even stretch ourselves to understanding that hand creams, lip balms, Mead, propolis tincture and soaps are valuable and marketable creations from the fundamental products made by our beautiful bees. American society in general has not, … [Read more...]