The Beekeeper Blog

Friday in the Apiary: January 16, 2015

Emergency feeding and fondant cook-off!

Please join us for a discussion on emergency feeding in winter/early spring, different sugars available for feeding bees, and a fondant (sugar candy) cook-off!

If you’d like to make fondant for your bees, please bring a bag of white granulated sugar. We will have different recipes available and different methods of cooking fondant. We may need some extra pots, pyrex bowls, mixing bowls, and candy thermometers. If you have some you are willing to share for this event, please bring them along!

Space is limited and RSVP is required. Please email to reserve your spot.


"Friday in the Apiary" is an opportunity to gather, visit, and learn more about beekeeping at OSU's apiary at the Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture. Every third Friday of the month, you are invited to come and discuss hive management strategies for the month and get to know other beekeepers in the OMB program. This is a casual, loosely structured event intended to provide a learning experience in a relaxed setting. Apprentices from any year, Journeys, and Mentors welcome.

Apprentice News

Mentor Spotlight: Jan Lohman

The December issue of Bee Culture has a wonderful article about Jan Lohman, Oregon Master Beekeeper instructor, mentor, and committee member! Written by Dewey Caron, the article highlights Jan's work as a commercial beekeeper, her service in the Oregon State Beekeepers Association, her collaboration with OSU, and her tireless volunteer work with the Oregon Master Beekeeper Program. We are lucky to have such passion and dedication within the program.

View the article!