Ed Malkowski’s Book Signing on June 3rd

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Join Ed Malkowski as he debuts his memoir within the circle of family, friends, local and tourists alike. Follow his story from farmboy, to family man, to respected school principal, to Bee Whisperer Extraordinaire… a tale as American as you can get filled with truth, core values, humor and wisdom. When: Saturday, June 3rd Time: 1-3 p.m. Location: Orchard Market … Read More

BEE SCHOOL

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Interested in becoming a beekeeper and not sure where to start or what to do?! Then join the Scottville Beekeeping Association’s Bee School! This free class will include detailed information needed to get started as a beekeeper in Michigan, including bee biology, equipment assembly demos and bee handling methodology. When: Saturday, March11, 2017 Where: Scottville Senior Center  140 S. … Read More

Summer Picnic Was the Bees Knees!

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The 90+ heat certainly didn’t thwart plans for the 1st Annual Scottville Beekeepers Picnic! Beekeepers are tough characters after all – ever check the temperature inside one of those white bee suits? The balmy breeze from Tallman Lake and lots of shade trees only made it feel like summer had finally arrived in Mason County. Just like our bees, we’d … Read More

White Bear; The Maleckas Bee Story

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From the White Bear: I recently visited the apiaries of Aldon Maleckas, one of our members, to learn his story – how he started in beekeeping and where he is now. It was cloudy and damp, not the best of days to check on hives, too cool for bees to be out flying but I never pass up a chance … Read More

White Bear with No Hair; Bees In the Ceiling

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After our last meeting, a member asked for help to remove a bee hive from his ceiling; he assured me they were honeybees. I got the call on Saturday, March 5th. As I drove up to his large farm house, I was thinking how to handle thousands of bees pouring out of the ceiling once it was opened. Perhaps it … Read More

The White Bear (with no hair); A Winter Treat

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Saturday, February 20, 2016 From the WHITE BEAR (with No Hair)* I was awakened Saturday morning by the full force of sunlight calling me to action; in a mostly grey winter, a most welcome opportunity! The warmth of the sun was already on my shoulders as I went to visit the bees. I could hear their buzz before I reached … Read More