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Q & A with Braise Chef/Owner Dave Swanson

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Q & A with Braise Chef/Owner Dave Swanson

Braise Restaurant in Milwaukee has its roots in education. Chef/owner and James Beard nominee, Dave Swanson, started Braise as a traveling culinary school with classes and dinners in farm fields. In the restaurant today, guests can sit at the chef’s counter and watch their meal being prepared. Swanson added community […]

Hive Beetles: Identifying and Dealing with Them

How much do you know about hive beetles? In January, I wrote about Varroa mites who are, it bears repeating, the absolute worst, but they aren’t the only parasites that infest hives. For this post I’m going to spotlight another little grub that likes to get all up in beehives […]

Top Tips for Installing Your Bees

One of the most exciting times of the year is when your bees finally arrive and you get to install them into your hive. It’s a moment filled with anticipation and once your pollinators are in their hive, it’s like the start of an exciting adventure. You may be brand […]

Seven Reasons to Start Beekeeping Right Now

Spring is the best time to start beekeeping. It gives your hive time to build up, lay eggs (brood), and increase in number before the cold weather sets in. But the time of year isn’t the only reason to start beekeeping now. Read on to see why this is the […]

Swarming: What Is It and What Does It Mean?

  Swarming! Now I’ll bet that word conjures some strong emotions. huh? When you hear the word “swarm,” it’s likely you picture killer bees descending from the heavens to punish the wicked, or the sky darkening with locust before they eat every leaf and stem in sight. Unless, that is, […]