December 8, 2016

Live From The Hive!

Reporting to you live from the hive where you can now get all the latest buzz on the bees! Brought to you directly from inside one of our Fort Wayne area beehives from the lady worker bees themselves- you can now get a sneak peek into the secret happenings of the honey bees.


More About “LIVE! From The Hive”

live-from-the-hive-photoVery often we are asked, “What do honey bees DO in the hive?” Now, not only can we answer that for you, but we can SHOW you! One of our volunteers, Jordan Cornwell, has worked to program an endoscopic camera with a miniature computer called a Raspberry Pi (which is the size of a credit card!) to provide us with live feed from directly inside the hive. The Raspberry Pi is connected to Wi-Fi and housed in a waterproof case out near the hive. The endoscopic camera was carefully fed through the tiny entrance at the top of the hive just under the cover so as not to disturb the bees. At any time, this video feed is now available for our viewing and observation.

We hope that you will find this live feed as fascinating as we do! What a great learning and discovery tool for children and adults alike! Teachers and parents, we encourage you to share this with your students and children. This is a great way to practice and discuss observation skills and scientific inquiry.

Want To Help? Name A Bee!

From “Bobee” to “Bee-m Me Up Scotty,” as a part of our “Name A Bee” campaign, with a $5 donation, we’ve had a lot of fun seeing what creative names people have come up with to name their bee! All funds go towards our mission of promoting and preserving the local honeybee population. > We have many “named” bees in our apiaries, click here to view them all!

Name A Bee! Donate To Our Efforts


Name A Bee - DonateIf you had a pet bee, what would you name her?
We’ll let you “adopt” and name as many bees as you would like! Don’t worry, you don’t have to take her home or brush her hair, we’ll do that for you. But since we have over 250,000 honey bees and more born every day, we need your help to name them all!

For each $5 donation, you can name one bee!

Your donation helps our efforts of the preservation, conservation and education to the public of honey bees in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area. We will keep a  running list of all of our “named” bees right here on our website.
Help us save the bees!

Please Enter Your Bees' Name (s)

Over 60 Bees Have Been Named!

What Will Your Bee Be Named?

From “Bobee” to “Bee-m Me Up Scotty,” as a part of our “Name A Bee” campaign, with a $5 donation, we’ve had a lot of fun seeing what creative names people have came up with to name their bee! We have received some fantastic names, some with fun word-play, some in memoriam, and some just for fun for the worthy cause.

See all of the Named Bees here >>

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More About Southwest Honey Co.

Raw, Local Honey & Gifts
Our unpasteurized and raw honey is bottled directly from the hive, so you can enjoy with confidence that it has pure nutrients, enzymes, and pollen. . .
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Learn More About Pollinators
We hold hands-on, fun and educational events and classes for kids (Explore The Honey Bee), adults (Bees & Brew) and seniors (Bees & Tea). . .
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Help Save Our Bees
Did you know that we can thank a honey bee for one of every three bites of food we take? Join in our cause to help save the bees. . .
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