Southwest Honey explains bee swarms

Interview by WANE-TV, Sierra Tufts Honey bee “Swarm Season” is in full effect, but don’t worry. Southwest Honey Company has advice to mitigate swarms and help the bee population. If you spot a large clump of honey bees on a branch, in a tree, or other covered area, you have found a swarm. Honey bees swarm naturally Read more about Southwest Honey explains bee swarms[…]

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[…]

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.[…]

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[…]

Eagle Scout Project To Save The Bees: The Waynedale News

Article from The Waynedale News by Cindy Cornwell (Published September 23, 2016) September is the sweetest month of them all, National Honey Month. And you can’t have honey without honey bees. Since 2006, honey bee colonies have experienced a very high and unexpected loss caused by colony collapse disorder and other stresses, such as parasitic Read more about Eagle Scout Project To Save The Bees: The Waynedale News[…]

Date Night Idea In Fort Wayne: Visit Fort Wayne

Article from Visit Fort Wayne and Amber Foster, July 25, 2016 During the summer months, Fort Wayne offers a plethora of fun outdoor activities, and now, it can add another unique experience to the list. Megan Ryan and Alex Cornwell, the founders of Southwest Honey Co., an initiative to protect and conserve the bee population Read more about Date Night Idea In Fort Wayne: Visit Fort Wayne[…]

Southwest Honey Co. To Speak At Science Central on June 25

Article from Northeast Indiana and Fort Wayne News (June 16, 2016) Science Central will be hosting a collection of guest speakers in relation to nature and preservation this summer. On Saturday, June 25th at 12 p.m., The Southwest Honey Company will be presenting on honeybees and pollination for the “Nature of Things” traveling exhibition. Southwest Read more about Southwest Honey Co. To Speak At Science Central on June 25[…]