A Hive Named Darwin

A Hive Named Darwin

We received an interesting call from a local farmer living about 10 miles away from us. It seems her son had purchased a hive of bees many years ago in hopes of becoming a beekeeper, but after discovering he had an allergy to bee stings, the hive was left to...
National Pollinator Week 2017

National Pollinator Week 2017

National Pollinator Week is an annual week long event held every year at the end of June. Aunt Bea’s Apiary had a fun filled week of activities lined up! The celebration happened to coincide with Peru State College’s Charter Day. On Tuesday June 20th, we...
Soapmaking 101

Soapmaking 101

Aunt Bea’s Apiary held its first soapmaking workshop this past Saturday. 17 participants met at the American Legion Building in Johnson and watched as I demonstrated how to make a simple batch of soap using the cold process method. I think one of two things...
Bees Observe 5th Grade Class!

Bees Observe 5th Grade Class!

Aunt Bea’s Apiary recently received an extra special donation. Lunzmann Realty, Inc. donated a traveling observation hive and some much needed teaching materials to our organization. We thought the bees would like to observe those interesting and peculiar 5th...
Meant To Bee

Meant To Bee

You’ve probably already heard the news, but let me say it again! Aunt Bea’s Apiary products including honey, soap, lip balm, and beeswax candles are now being sold at Serendipity in Auburn! Yay! All product sales support our apiary and educational outreach...
The Monarch Butterflies Are Here!

The Monarch Butterflies Are Here!

Did you know that Monarch Butterflies are the only butterfly known to make a two way migration like birds do? Using environmental cues, monarchs know when it is time to fly south for the winter to their second home in the Sierra Madre Mountains. It just so happens...

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