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GloryBee’s Annual Bee Weekend: Fun for Beekeepers and Bee Aficionados

Tractor iconEUGENE, OREGON – GloryBee Foods announced today that their annual Bee Weekend will take place April 15th and 16th, 2011. Bee Weekend is a two-day event packed with beekeeping education, distribution of pre-ordered packages of live bees, fun and education for veteran and beginning beekeepers alike. Dick Turanski, founder and beekeeper, will give demonstrations of how to install package bees into hives.

The event centers around distribution of preordered, prepaid packaged bees to area beekeepers. However, the event is not just for beekeepers; GloryBee also welcomes everyone to come and participate in free activities such as bee education, honey tasting, and more! The bee installation demonstrations are a must-see; for non-beekeepers, they offer a rare chance to see a colony of bees “up close and personal.”

Beekeepers start preparing for the beekeeping year early by preordering packaged bees (GloryBee’s ordering deadline is April 8, 2011). Due to the increasing popularity of beekeeping as a hobby, it is recommended to order bees early in case of shortages. Beginning beekeepers can prepare by purchasing beekeeping how-to books and attending beekeeping workshops like those offered through local beekeeping associations. Beekeeping supplies like boxes, frames, foundation and other equipment should be purchased well in advance to allow plenty of time to paint the hives and prepare the frames and foundation. For an easy way to get started, GloryBee offers a beginning beekeeping kit that will get beginning beekeepers off on the right foot.

For people interested in natural beekeeping (beekeeping without the use of chemical treatments or pesticides) and urban/backyard beekeeping, GloryBee has many resources and options available. Naturally managed beehives have been shown to be much more resistant to CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder). CCD (a phenomenon in which worker bees from a colony abruptly disappear), has been a major concern since late 2006. GloryBee carries many supplies used by beekeepers experimenting with natural methods, including a powdered sugar bellows duster, menthol crystals, coconut oil, essential oils and garlic.  

This press release is presented without editing for your information. GRIT does not recommend, approve or endorse the products and/or services offered. You should use your own judgment and evaluate products and services carefully before deciding to purchase.  

oz girl
3/27/2011 12:44:02 PM

I sure wish Wichita would have a bee weekend... I would love to attend something like this!