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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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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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