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’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[…]

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.[…]

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[…]

Local Honey Harvest Wraps Up As Global Declining Bee Population Continues: 21 Alive

Article/ Video from 21 Alive by Pauleen Le (Published September 12, 2016) This time of year is a sweet one for area bee keepers. The honey harvest is just about wrapping up. This harvest season comes at a time when the global decline in the bee population continues. Experts said the decline in the bee population Read more about Local Honey Harvest Wraps Up As Global Declining Bee Population Continues: 21 Alive[…]

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[…]

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[…]