. The Blount County Beekeepers Association had an active and eventful year. Below are a few scenes from some of the things we did. . . Happy New Year, everyone!
Ed Close has made his 2010 BCBA Charles Stewart grant go further than anyone expected. Close, instead of just using it for himself, gave it to his church youth group and got them interested in beekeeping. “The Young People Group at our church wanted to pursue a project in nature so I suggested beekeeping,” heContinue reading “Charles Stewart grant used by church youth group”
The Blount County Beekeepers Association will hold its annual two-night short course on beginning beekeeping on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 8-9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each evening at the Blount County Library. The workshop is free and open to the public. Anyone interested in learning more about bees and beekeeping — even if you’reContinue reading “Short course on beekeeping”
An Indiana man writes a book about beekeeping among the Hoosiers, according to the Sound Bend Tribune. The book, 42 pages and 8-by-11-inches, takes its readers through the calendar year, including the basics of getting started with bees, ending up with “tucking down” bees for winter.
The video about Making Honey that we saw at one of the association meetings last summer is now available here through YouTube. Enjoy. Making honey (2:33) If you have a video you’d like to see on the site, let us know.
FarmAfrica has produced this interesting 8-minute video about African farmers who raise sunflowers and keep bees. They extract the oil from the sunflower seeds, feed the remains of the sunflower to cattle as fodder and, of course, extract the honey.