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Staying Connected to Nature: Meet Chris Steinkamp

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Staying Connected to Nature: Meet Chris Steinkamp

  A global pandemic won’t stop the Urban Ecology Center’s Chris Steinkamp from making sure people are staying connected to nature. As Volunteer and Evaluation Coordinator at the Milwaukee environmental education center, Chris promotes sustainable urban living. He also serves as the center’s beekeeper. I chatted with him about the […]
Comb Repair

Managing Comb: What Is It and How to Fix It

Comb. It’s one of the most important parts of a successful beehive. In fact, honey bees make the vast majority of a hive’s interior out of comb. In a very real sense, comb is the bedrock of a beehive’s entire operation. Like any other part of beekeeping, how you deal […]
Hive Ants

Hive Ants: A Symptom to Pay Attention To

Peak beekeeping season is something we look forward to all year. The buzzing of the bees. The bars of comb, filled with honey. Hours spent outside, elbows deep in your hive, taking in the scent of nearby wildflowers. Ants marching into your hive in droves. Wait. Ants are not part […]

Celebrate Earth Day with Bee-Friendly Plants

This week we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the world’s largest environmental movement. While there might not be big cleanups or rallies this year, we are all keenly aware of the world’s interconnectedness. The virus that started in China has spread to 210 countries and territories. We stay in our […]
Hive Inspection

Your First Hive Inspection

So, you’ve ordered your bees, waited with bated breath, installed them into your hive… now what? Your first hive inspection! This is an exciting step on your beekeeping journey. Inspections are one of the fun parts of beekeeping, and your first hive inspection shouldn’t be any different. In this post […]