Thursday, October 25, 2012
Well, not really a rally, more of a small gathering of like-minded folks focused on the the use of neonicotinoid pesticides organized by the Center For Food Safety. I got a ton of hits on the blog page giving notice of the rally, but alas the attendance was sparse. More folks have shown for some local bee meet-ups than at this event. Given the mid-day schedule and the downtown location it may have been difficult to rally the troops.
Posted by DCHoneybees at 4:10 PM
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
We've had a lot of interest in these classes, and thus we are adding (much to my wife's surprise) two more weekends:
November 3rd and 4th;
November 10th and 11th.
These classes run from 1-4 at my home in Georgetown. The cost is $300, and includes a basic hive, a veil, and a textbook, as well as plenty of refreshments:
Please email me at email@example.com if you are interested.
Posted by DCHoneybees at 5:11 PM
Monday, October 15, 2012
Wax moths have been a consistent problem this season for all local beekeepers, and as I toured my hives this past weekend I discovered several that have gone belly-up. I find this strange as the particular hives in question were very strong, thus allowing for better guarding of the entrance and protecting the infestation.
Posted by DCHoneybees at 4:12 PM
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
If you have been following us for a little while, you know we have a relationship with the folks at Paris Barns in Paris, Va, an organic farm and animal rescue. They have become a little more famous as they have taken on the zoning board of Fauquier County and are now embroiled in a court case with the County.
Posted by DCHoneybees at 3:47 PM