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[…]

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[…]

Restaurant Notes For your honey-do list, An evening at Bees & Brew: News Sentinel

Article from the News Sentinel by Cindy Larson (Published June 28, 2016) This summer, Southwest Honey Co. of Fort Wayne is hosting “Bees and Brew,” an event for nature lovers and do-it-yourself crafters — not to mention those who love to eat and drink. Each Bees & Brew is a hands-on experience, designed to engage Read more about Restaurant Notes For your honey-do list, An evening at Bees & Brew: News Sentinel[…]

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[…]

Southwest Honey Co. Receives USDA, NCR-SARE Grant For Study

Southwest Honey Co. of Fort Wayne, Indiana recently received a $7,500 grant from the USDA’s North Central Region SARE (NCR-SARE) to study the “Symbiotic relationship between farmers, ranchers and honeybees through consumer education.” This grant serves as a landmark for the organization whose primary mission is to protect and preserve the local honey bee population Read more about Southwest Honey Co. Receives USDA, NCR-SARE Grant For Study[…]

Bishop Luers Teacher To Receive Father Tom Light Of Christ Award: News Sentinel

Article from the News Sentinel by Kevin Kilbane (Published March 30, 2016) Megan Ryan, a special education teacher at Bishop Luers High School who also is involved in conservation work for bees and other pollinators, is scheduled to be presented with the Father Tom O’Connor Light of Christ Award during a ceremony at noon Wednesday Read more about Bishop Luers Teacher To Receive Father Tom Light Of Christ Award: News Sentinel[…]

Southwest Honey Co. Alex Cornwell & Megan Ryan

Fort Wayne Honey Company Plans To Launch Fun, Bee-Oriented Learning Programs: News Sentinel

Article from the News Sentinel by Kevin Kilbane (Published February 18, 2016) Bees huddle together in their hives to stay warm during the winter. But things have been buzzing recently at Southwest Honey as the start-up business prepares to launch a hands-on “adventure learning” program this summer for the public. The programs, which will be Read more about Fort Wayne Honey Company Plans To Launch Fun, Bee-Oriented Learning Programs: News Sentinel[…]