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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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From Damaged Comb To A Nice Gift

From Damaged Comb To A Nice Gift

I made the most out of a catastrophe. During an inspection of my top bar hive. 3 very large combs fell off due to the heat. I stuck them in a Tupperware and didn’t touch it until November when I realized I had a real treasure! It took a few hours, as the rendering of...

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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...

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Numbers Mite-Bee Overwhelming

Years ago, I did some research into varroa mites for the Wannabees which is a group for young beekeepers in the Back Yard Beekeeper’s Association. In doing so I came across a statistic that mites can multiply 12 times in twelve weeks. So, if you start with 12 mites...

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So Many Choices in Our World Today

So many choices in our world today.  I sometimes am thankful for this period of downtime, in Corona Virus time… because there is so much to think about and so many important decisions to make. I like to take the different viewpoints and ponder all of them, take a few...

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Get Notified of Pesticide Application

Get Notified of Pesticide Application

Did you know that you can be notified if a neighbor will be having pesticides applied to their yard? The State DEEP has an annual registration form that can be completed before December 31st of the current year to be included in the next year's registry. The...

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BYBA & Aspetuck Land Trust – Queen Rearing

BYBA & Aspetuck Land Trust – Queen Rearing

In July, the Easton Courier wrote up a lovely piece about the partnership between Back Yard Beekeepers Association and Aspetuck Land Trust. This summer BYBA board member David Blocher has been working at the Aspetuck Land Trust's Randall's Farm Preserve to establish a...

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