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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...

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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 year I got...

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Wannabees: Looking for Early Forage!

Enjoy this throwback article from the last Wannabees meeting, held pre-pandemic in March 2020! At our March meeting, the Wannabees Family Club of the BYBA met at the EarthPlace Nature Center in Westport. It was a slightly chilly, but beautiful, still-winter-looking...

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Informational Videos

Informational Videos Previously, we sent out a bunch of short videos to help you harvest, extract, and package your honey, along with a few other seasonal tidbits.  We're including a few of those here, with more to come later, for you to watch, or re-watch, at your...

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BEE – Get Your Copy Today

“Of the ten million or so different species of insects on our planet, none is more fascinating than the honeybee. Magnified hundreds to thousands of times with a high-resolution scanning electron microscope, honeybees become architectural masterpieces an elegant...

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Remembering Jeffrey Alan Shwartz

Jeff was a generous contributor to the club for many years.  He tended bees and advocated for bees and pollinators every chance he got. We will miss Jeff very much. Jeffrey Alan Shwartz | The Newtown Bee If you'd like to honor Jeff's memory, please consider a donation...

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In case you missed it…

Past President, Founding BYBA Board member and renowned author Howland Blackiston shares the secrets of Mead Making.  Howland is joined by hobbyist mead makers, Alan and Mark Judkins, sharing stories of meads they've made - including some favorite recipes. Links to...

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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...

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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...

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