The Importance of Honey Bees: An Interview with Southwest Honey Co. : WBOI NPR

Article from WBOI NPR by Amber Foster (Published November 17, 2016) At some point during the past few years, you’ve probably heard about the honey bee crisis. Maybe you saw a national campaign to save the bees, or read a doom and gloom article about the declining bee population. Honey bees are dying off at Read more about The Importance of Honey Bees: An Interview with Southwest Honey Co. : WBOI NPR[…]

Local Honey Harvest Wraps Up As Global Declining Bee Population Continues: 21 Alive

Article/ Video from 21 Alive by Pauleen Le (Published September 12, 2016) This time of year is a sweet one for area bee keepers. The honey harvest is just about wrapping up. This harvest season comes at a time when the global decline in the bee population continues. Experts said the decline in the bee population Read more about Local Honey Harvest Wraps Up As Global Declining Bee Population Continues: 21 Alive[…]

Eagle Marsh Monarch Festival In Fort Wayne Draws Hundreds: News Sentinel

Article from the News Sentinel by Lisa M. Esquivel Long (Published September 11, 2016) A festival dedicated to a bug? Yup. That’s what drew hundreds of people out Sunday to Eagle Marsh’s Monarch Festival. Children got plenty of hands-on activities, from making mudballs mixed with seeds of flowers favored by monarchs and making beaded bracelets representing the Read more about Eagle Marsh Monarch Festival In Fort Wayne Draws Hundreds: News Sentinel[…]

Teaching Non-Beekeepers About The Honey Bee: Bee Culture Magazine

Article from the Bee Culture Magazine (Published August 23, 2016) Fort Wayne beekeepers Alex Cornwell & Megan Ryan of Southwest Honey Co. hold Summer pollinator educational experiences (focusing on the honey bee) as a fun and informational way for the public to celebrate and save the bee population. This idea was brought about by the Read more about Teaching Non-Beekeepers About The Honey Bee: Bee Culture Magazine[…]

Locally Made Monday – Southwest Honey Co.: WFFT FOX

Article & Video by Andrew Logsdon from WFFT News (Published July 25, 2016) The Southwest Honey Co. isn’t just a sweet addition to the region’s business community. Their buzz is all about education and conservation of honeybees, and how they contribute to local farms and foods. WFFT’s Andrew Logsdon shows us in this week’s Locally Read more about Locally Made Monday – Southwest Honey Co.: WFFT FOX[…]

Rare Sight – Mated Queen Returns To Hive

Rare sight today as a new queen returns back to the hive after mating! For most colonies, honey bees will only replace their queen once every three to four years. When the colony deems it necessary to raise a new queen, larva is carefully selected, fed “royal jelly” and is encapsulated with a beeswax queen Read more about Rare Sight – Mated Queen Returns To Hive[…]

Restaurant Notes For your honey-do list, An evening at Bees & Brew: News Sentinel

Article from the News Sentinel by Cindy Larson (Published June 28, 2016) This summer, Southwest Honey Co. of Fort Wayne is hosting “Bees and Brew,” an event for nature lovers and do-it-yourself crafters — not to mention those who love to eat and drink. Each Bees & Brew is a hands-on experience, designed to engage Read more about Restaurant Notes For your honey-do list, An evening at Bees & Brew: News Sentinel[…]

Summer Buzzing With Activity At Southwest Honey Co. : 89.1 WBOI

Article/ Audio from the 89.1 WBOI Radio by Julia Meek (Published June 10, 2016) Southwest Honey Company was founded by Alex Cornwell and Megan Ryan as an initiative to protect and conserve our local bee population. Now in full swing at the Southwest Conservation Club in Waynedale, their hands-on summer programs offer something sweet for Read more about Summer Buzzing With Activity At Southwest Honey Co. : 89.1 WBOI[…]

Local Woman Heeds Pope’s Call For Ecological Education: Today’s Catholic

Article from Today’s Catholic by Lauren Caggiano (Published May 25, 2016) A Bishop Luers educator is raising awareness about the benefits and importance of honeybees and honey through educational programming. Megan Ryan, a special-education teacher and environmentalist, has married the two interests with the formation of the Southwest Honey Co. in Waynedale. In short, at the Read more about Local Woman Heeds Pope’s Call For Ecological Education: Today’s Catholic[…]

Southwest Honey Company Launches Program To Save Honey Bees: WFFT FOX

News Broadcast from WFFT FOX by Jeannie McBride (Aired May 16, 2016) The declining bee population has been noted since the 1990’s and Southwest Honey Co has decided that the time is now to address this dire problem. The Southwest Honey Company is holding a pollinator educational program called ‘explore the Honey Bee’ and some lucky Read more about Southwest Honey Company Launches Program To Save Honey Bees: WFFT FOX[…]