December 12, 2019

Bissell Brothers Brewery honors MSBA

MSBA has been chosen as a recipient of Portland-based Bissell Brothers Brewery's "You Earned It" program. The company encourages employees to connect to the greater community by producing a small-batch beer to be served in the taproom. Proceeds get donated to a charity of the brewer's choice; in this case BBB team member Seth Vigue, who made an ale using local honey from Portland beekeeper Chris … [Read more...]

Home Made Queen Marking Tube

Though this guy seems to have more shop tools than many have at their disposal, it is a nifty idea.   Thanks to Prince William Regional Beekeepers for pointing us to this video. … [Read more...]

Open Feeding Pollen Substitute for Honey Bees

Erin MacGregor-Forbes of Overland Apiaries describes open feeding of honeybees after the flow has shut off for the season. Especially useful in urban areas where you don't want your bees bothering the neighbors. Includes recipe for Open Feeding Pollen Substitute for Honey Bees. … [Read more...]