At his time last year, we had many inches of snow. Enough to make the land glow,but not enough for insulation. The 30's-40's are keeping the bees a bit more active than usual--eating more honey.
The recent potluck and honey auction held at the Ore Dock and put on by the Superior Beekeeping Club was a great evening. Good food, about 30 people, and a honey auction that raised $540.00 for club activities. A nice way to end our beekeeping year and begin plans for the next.
** Finlandia University held a "bee extravaganza" last Friday. Many thanks to Rene' Johnson and her helpers for putting on the event. Melissa Hronkin spoke about the lessons of the hive, Les McBean spoke on hobby beekeeping, and I spoke about the Hive House. Hopefully the seeds were sown for the birth of a Western UP Beekeeping Club.
*** My bees have all been "sugar boarded", ventilated, insulated and tucked in tor the winter. Hope they all stay rested and healthy during the next five months of snow and cold.
*Potluck and honey auction at the Ore Dock. For details see the note from Michelle.. /superior-beekeeping-club.html
**Hive House talk at Finlandia University. For details see the following:
BEE COMMUNITY event to be hosted November 13
The Servant Leadership House’s BEE AWARE campaign is continuing on Friday, November 13 with BEE COMMUNITY, a bee extravaganza from 3 to 6 p.m. at Finnish American Heritage Center.
The event is free and open to the public with vendors, activities, speakers, refreshments and live music.
Below is a full schedule:
3 p.m. Bee Talks - Enlightening short talks by area bee keepers and bee enthusiasts
“Lessons from the Hive” - Melissa Hronkin, Algomah Acres beekeeper, talks about lessons from bee behavior that can inform the way we think about human community.
“Hive House” – Joel Lantz from Marquette will talk about the small house with bee hives built in that he constructed that is used for apitherapy, bee advocacy, and the practice of hobby beekeeping.
“Supporting the Bees” – Les McBean of White Birch Apiary will talk about hobby bee-keeping.
4 p.m. Vendors & Activities – Events for kids and adults
5 p.m. Live Music by Mud Creek Ramblers
This event is one of many the Servant Leadership House will be putting on this year. This year’s residents include Chelsea Blanck, Katie Cherney, Kathleen Cican, Miranda Conroy, Gina Geliche and Shelby Winter.
Contact Servant Leadership House Director René Johnson at(906) 487-7558 with any questions.
Keeper of bees.