Best Beekeeping Practices Q & A: Howard Kerr

In this new series, Best Beekeeping Practices Q & A, we’ve decided to tap into the wisdom and experiences of some of our veteran members of the Blount County Beekeepers Association and get their recommendations for keeping bees in the East Tennessee area. These folks have been keeping bees around here for decades, and they have a lot to tell us. Our first interviewee is Howard Kerr.

End-of-year flight of the honeybees

Our friend Fred Sloop of Buzzy Bee Apiary in Oak Ridge this news flash and pictures yesterday: Well, this New Years Eve day was incredibly warm () and sunny. Tens of thousands of our bees (see photo) were filling the air, engaging in both cleansing flights and bringing in many very small pellets of paleContinue reading “End-of-year flight of the honeybees”

Happy birthday, Rev. L.

As Christmas closes in on us, beekeepers have another reason to note December 25. It is the birthday of Rev. Lorenzo L. Langstroth. The inventor of the Langstroth beehive, the one that most of us use, was born on Dec. 25, 1810, in Philadelphia, Penn. From his earliest days, he took an interest in insectsContinue reading “Happy birthday, Rev. L.”