Forage – The Flying Frontier

by Michael Lund Sunday, January something.  The weather report here in Connecticut looks as if bees may fly today. It’s been about 4 weeks since the last flight. As the temperature climbs into the low forties’ bees start checking out the entrance. While getting warmed...

Newsletter article by Kira Ferenc

I’ve always loved pollinators and I always knew their importance in this world. My Mom and I always put effort into our garden so it could be a safe haven for the pollinators. However, I never thought I would start beekeeping. But I’m glad I did. It all started with a...

A Way to Calm Winter Fears?

I’ve been a beekeeper for a couple of years now. I’ve spent the last two winters worrying about how the bees are doing and trying to find ways to check up on them without having to open the hive and chill all the ladies trying to keep the queen warm. Last...

Manuka Honey

About three years ago, Bonnie and I had the privilege of visiting New Zealand where we learned about Manuka Honey. The honey comes from the Manuka tree that is in New Zealand and some in Australia. Manuka honey is not very tasteful and for years the beekeepers fed the...

Some Words From Our President – October 2020

This is the Season for Honey, Honeycomb, and Preparing for the Winter ahead. We all can probably remember why we first foraged into becoming beekeepers. Some wanted to help the environment and the struggling honeybees, some had been curious about this passion of ours...
Leading The Scout

Leading The Scout

Having been a beekeeper for over 20 years and involved with numerous bee clubs, I often get calls from beekeepers who need some advice or help. I recently received an email inquiry from Liz who has a teenage daughter Lindsay and one beehive. Someone from a bee club...