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[…]

Beekeepers share how to save honeybees from extinction: WANE TV, Channel 15 News

Video from WANE TV- Channel 15 News FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – It’s that time of year again when you’ll start to see more and more bees buzzing around. But, what do you do about them? Megan Ryan and Alex Cornwell from Southwest Honey Company joined First News Sunday with some advice. Southwest Honey Co. Read more about Beekeepers share how to save honeybees from extinction: WANE TV, Channel 15 News[…]

The Plight of the Honey Bee: Farm Indiana

Article By CJ Woodring of Farm Indiana (October 2016) In October, Southwest Honey Co. was featured on a 4 page spread in Farm Indiana, a publication that focuses on rural living and local food. This article is featured on pages 22-25. Click here for a digital version of the October edition of Farm Indiana and to Read more about The Plight of the Honey Bee: Farm Indiana[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]