A Toast To National Pollinator Week

Article from WBOI by Julia Meek National Pollinator Week begins this Monday, and here in Fort Wayne, Southwest Honey Co. is abuzz with plans for a honey of a celebration called “Bees & Brew.” This year’s affair will be hosted at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, and will include the debut of a special honey beer, as well Read more about A Toast To National Pollinator Week[…]

Golf courses finding native wildflowers and grasses an environmentally friendly way to reduce maintenance costs

 Article from the News Sentinel, by Kevin Kilbane … Heartland Restoration worked with both local golf courses to provide the native plant seed mix they used to start their prairie areas. The plants include those with interesting names, such as Ohio spiderwort, rattlesnake master, foxglove beardtongue and ironweed. Heartland Restoration has noticed increasing interest in planting Read more about Golf courses finding native wildflowers and grasses an environmentally friendly way to reduce maintenance costs[…]

SOUTHWEST HONEY COMPANY TALKS ABOUT WHAT TO DO IF YOU SEE A BEE SWARM

Article and story from Fox News (WFFT), by Abby Jackson … Ryan said many people will call an exterminator to kill the bees, but calling Southwest Honey Company will save trouble and the bees. “Most of the exterminator companies around Fort Wayne, if they arrive on the scene where there is a honey bee swarm, they Read more about SOUTHWEST HONEY COMPANY TALKS ABOUT WHAT TO DO IF YOU SEE A BEE SWARM[…]

Southwest Honey’s Bees & Brew event aims to be ‘sweet’ experience at Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory in downtown Fort Wayne

Article from the News Sentinel Celebrate bees, butterflies and other pollinators and enjoy honey wine or beer and more at the Bees & Brew event at 6:30 p.m. June 22 at Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. You must be age 21 or older to attend. The event, which takes place during National Pollinator Read more about Southwest Honey’s Bees & Brew event aims to be ‘sweet’ experience at Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory in downtown Fort Wayne[…]

What All The Buzz Is About

Article from The Journal Gazette, by Terri Richardson … Megan Ryan, lead educator and beekeeper with Southwest Honey Co. in Fort Wayne, says dandelions are the first spring flower and often get a bad rap. “We encourage people not to hate on the dandelions so much,” Ryan says. She also suggests that people not treat Read more about What All The Buzz Is About[…]

My Home Town: Southwest Honey Co.

Article and video by WANE TV, Sara Schaefer- My Home Town FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A lot of our food consumption starts from pollination from honey bees. Experts predict if their decline continues at the rate it’s going now, honey bees could be extinct by 2035. This is a global trend. The people at Southwest Read more about My Home Town: Southwest Honey Co.[…]

The Waynedale News- Adopt A Hive

Article from the Waynedale News Southwest Honey Co. has been working hard over the past couple of years to generate awareness within our community of the difficulties that honey bees are facing on a daily basis. Many have shown support by purchasing honey or perhaps attended an educational event “Explore the Honey Bee” for kids Read more about The Waynedale News- Adopt A Hive[…]

Explore the Honey Bee

Article and Video from INFortWayne by Ray Steup Southwest Honey Co. was founded by Alex Cornwell and Megan Ryan as an initiative to protect and conserve the local bee population. In 2016, “Explore The Honey Bee,” a unique educational program for students K-12 was started as an introduction to the benefits of pollinators with a Read more about Explore the Honey Bee[…]

Honey Bee Presentation

Locally Made Monday – Southwest Honey Co. Bees ‘n Brew

Article/video from WFFT Fox Local, “Locally Made Monday” by Andrew Logsdon Last year on Locally Made Monday, we featured the first-year business Southwest Honey Company. It’s back this summer with its monthly ‘Bees and Brew’ events, and it’s creating a lot of buzz. WFFT’s Andrew Logsdon was at the latest ‘Bees and Brew’, he shows Read more about Locally Made Monday – Southwest Honey Co. Bees ‘n Brew[…]

Bee Here Now: Easy and fun ways to show pollinators some love

Article from FortWayne.com by Nancy Crowe (Published in June 2017) We may not want bees at our picnics, but we won’t have very good picnics without them. By simply going about the business of feeding themselves and their young, bees carry pollen from flower to flower, enabling the cycle of plant life and the productionof Read more about Bee Here Now: Easy and fun ways to show pollinators some love[…]