Explore The Honeybee – Unique Experiences In Fort Wayne: The Waynedale News

Article from the Waynedale News (Published May 6, 2016) Since the late 1990s, beekeepers have noticed a decline in the honeybee population including high rates of collapse within colonies. Beekeepers have reported between 30-50% higher rates of hive loss. The declining bee population is a serious concern and issue facing humans globally. Pollinators have a Read more about Explore The Honeybee – Unique Experiences In Fort Wayne: The Waynedale News[…]

Southwest Honey Co. Receives USDA, NCR-SARE Grant For Study

Southwest Honey Co. of Fort Wayne, Indiana recently received a $7,500 grant from the USDA’s North Central Region SARE (NCR-SARE) to study the “Symbiotic relationship between farmers, ranchers and honeybees through consumer education.” This grant serves as a landmark for the organization whose primary mission is to protect and preserve the local honey bee population Read more about Southwest Honey Co. Receives USDA, NCR-SARE Grant For Study[…]

Bishop Luers Teacher To Receive Father Tom Light Of Christ Award: News Sentinel

Article from the News Sentinel by Kevin Kilbane (Published March 30, 2016) Megan Ryan, a special education teacher at Bishop Luers High School who also is involved in conservation work for bees and other pollinators, is scheduled to be presented with the Father Tom O’Connor Light of Christ Award during a ceremony at noon Wednesday Read more about Bishop Luers Teacher To Receive Father Tom Light Of Christ Award: News Sentinel[…]

Southwest Honey Co. Alex Cornwell & Megan Ryan

Fort Wayne Honey Company Plans To Launch Fun, Bee-Oriented Learning Programs: News Sentinel

Article from the News Sentinel by Kevin Kilbane (Published February 18, 2016) Bees huddle together in their hives to stay warm during the winter. But things have been buzzing recently at Southwest Honey as the start-up business prepares to launch a hands-on “adventure learning” program this summer for the public. The programs, which will be Read more about Fort Wayne Honey Company Plans To Launch Fun, Bee-Oriented Learning Programs: News Sentinel[…]

69% Raised For Honeybee Educational Programs

Project Update: After just 2 weeks, we have raised almost 70% of the funding our project! We would like to thank everyone who has helped by donating and spreading the word by sharing on Facebook, Twitter and Linked-in!! View our project: http://kck.st/1PoShWO On track to have our project fully funded, our program organizer Megan Ryan Read more about 69% Raised For Honeybee Educational Programs[…]

Winterization Of Honey Bees

Have you ever been curious about where bees go in the winter? Why do we never see bees flying during the winter season? All insects have different ways of handling the cold of winter. Some hibernate, some die, and some stay right where they are. On January 10, 2016 we went to the hives with Read more about Winterization Of Honey Bees[…]

BEE STRONG: Journal Gazette

Article from the Journal Gazette by Cathie Rowand (Published August 9, 2016) We have declared a war on bees. You say, How can that be? We love bees. It must be the mites, viruses and producers of pesticides and herbicides killing the bees, not us. But, who is buying all those chemicals? Who chooses what you Read more about BEE STRONG: Journal Gazette[…]

Bees As An Education Tool : Journal Gazette

Article From The Journal Gazette (Published June 12, 2015) For beginner beekeepers, business is already sweet. Entrepreneur Alex Cornwell and educator Megan Ryan are taking orders for honey produced at the Southwest Conservation Club, a fundraiser that is doing good in a couple of ways. The two friends’ primary objective was to educate people on Read more about Bees As An Education Tool : Journal Gazette[…]

POLLINATING WAYNEDALE : The Waynedale News

Article From The Waynedale News (Published April 24, 2015): Did you know that 16oz of honey requires 1,152 bees to travel 112,000 miles and visit 4.5 million flowers? Honeybees are often regarded as the hardest working animals on the planet. We depend on bees to not only produce honey but to do the majority of Read more about POLLINATING WAYNEDALE : The Waynedale News[…]