Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Interesting News Clips

Passed on by Francis Motichka. If you cannot see the print just click on the image and it will enlarge for you.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Interesting Comments About Bees

The amazing thing about all the bee products is that they help NORMALIZE the body functions. If one is too fat, they help normalize the weight. If one is too skinny, they help normalize the store of fat (some of which is essential and desirable).

Apiary products (I use all of them!) help regulate everything. Homeostasis is the word describing how our chemistry is constantly working to keep everything balanced between two extremes.

Health is really about energy. Where there is energy, activity, joy and rest, the body will heal and maintain itself beautifully. When distress comes our way, when we wander off into bad habits etc., disease is close by, but the apiary products always help us normalize our lifestyles if we have the determination to do so.

While the 'magic' is not necessarily in the products (as in specific chemicals to address specific conditions of imbalance) there is always a natural balance in Apiary Products that point us in the remedial direction, but it is our change of mindset, our hope, positive attitude and our defeat of the fears, that performs the greatest magic. It is indeed, our own inherent natural bodily functions that do the healing. We all have it! It was born in us! It is not necessary to import it from afar! It does not cost money nor is it scarce.

Anything stronger or more potent than what is found in nature will have a skull and crossbones on the label. These products may be dramatic in their effect, but tend to only perpetuate the lifestyle imbalances we have. The apiary products help us normalize our metabolism without massive swings back and forth across the centre line.

A fully energized body is the aim of our subconscious mind. A body full of energy cannot and will not harbor disease. The frequent use of apiary products will promote good energy production (from the food we eat) and that energy will heal us and keep us well. It matters little which disease, which organ, which symptom we have, a normalized metabolism and a healthy mindset will cure it! All chronic diseases are symptoms of low energy.

The Bee works for me.

Friday, April 16, 2010


Katherine Brown of Fox Hill Farm is looking for a beekeeper that might be interested in keeping their hives on the property. If you might be interested please contact: Katharine Brown Fox Hill Farm 251-9334 or

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Here's a great article from Father Salnicky and the Monroe County Beekeeper's Association's newsletter; "Propolis" for new beekeepers:

Friday, April 9, 2010

Letter from

Dear Beesource Forums Member,

Beesource generally does not contact its membership by email.  However, I have learned about a situation that justifies making an exception.

I want you to consider helping Christopher Stowell, a young Boy Scout and beekeeper, in his efforts to persuade Boy Scouts of America to reinstate the Beekeeping Merit Badge. There is not enough youth involvement in beekeeping.  Both the involved scouts and the beekeeping community would benefit greatly if BSA will reinstate the merit bage.
BSA discontinued that merit badge about 15 years ago. I don’t think it is a coincidence that, around that time, many beekeepers quit due to difficulties caused by varroa mites.  With the development of the internet, we now have a way to pair up scouts with mentors.  Beekeepers support for this effort will be critical to its success.

Here is what I ask you to do:

1.  Please go to this website and sign Christopher Stowell’s online Petition:

2.  Please spread the word about the online Petition by asking your friends and contacts to sign it.  For example, you can send an email to your contacts or send a message to your friends on Facebook giving them a link to the Petition and asking for support.  You will find that most people, even non-beekeepers, are happy to support a 13 year old who is on a mission to accomplish something positive.

3.  If you are actually willing to be a mentor, please pledge to BSA that you would be willing to act as a beekeping mentor for scouts in your area.  There are two ways that you can make this known.  The easiest way is to go to the “Pledge To Be A BSA Beekeeping Mentor” thread on Beesource, which is located here:

If you do not want to do a public post, you can print, sign and mail this form letter to Christopher Stowell: .

4.  Finally, if you are a member of a beekeeping club, please ask your club to pass this resolution:

Christopher's goal is to present to the BSA on July 15, 2010. So please keep this in mind and make sure you take action as soon as possible.

Thanks for your help,

Barry Birkey

Saturday, April 3, 2010


I came across an article on the hives located on the roof of Fortnum and Mason, a famous grocery store in Picadilly. It wasn't so much the article that mesmerized me, but the beautiful pictures of the very unique hives. They are absolutely dreamy. ENJOY!

Friday, April 2, 2010


Our monthly meeting is this Monday April 5, 2010 7:30 @ the Chamber of Commerce. If you are getting Nucs don't forget to bring your Nuc box(es). Please click here for details. See you Monday.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Here's a great site if you are technically savvy: It's called Beetight You can keep records of your apiary (or apiaries) and hives. Track inspections, keep photos and even blog about your beekeeping online or on your mobile phone. It's free for up to 6 hives, $15 for the "Pro" feature which is up to 1,000 hives. With the Pro version you can get "assets tracking" This will let you keep track of all of your hive components, so you know which hives have got which honey supers and so on, as well as which parts came from where and which need repair. 

I've already signed up for the free version, since I have only 2 hives. It is very user friendly and easy to follow. In my opinion a great tool to help you keep track of your hives and what needs to be done on a regular basis. 

Just click on "Beetight" above

*contributed by Michelle Erbach*