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[19 Dec 2011 | No Comment | 2,176 views]
Wonderful winter market at West Chester Farmers’ Market

December is upon us and boy was it chilly at the West Chester Farmers’ Market. The customers that braved the weather were met with wonderful options for those last minute Christmas gifts, as well as stocking up for winter, should snow ever touch ground this year. Nancy of Wooden Shoe Baked Goods husband came this Saturday and was selling a very tasty bloody mary’s mix, you should defintely try it the next time he’s there! Many others included Dale at Morning Sun Farm, the Jam and Jelly Lady, Millbranch Farm, …

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[12 Jun 2010 | No Comment | 3,402 views]
Stormy market morning

Chris’ Honey would like to thank everyone that came out to the West Chester Farmer’s Market on Saturday. While it was not raining when I left the house early that morning, by the time that I passed “Butter Jesus,” it was raining. And the rain continued throughout the morning. So we really appreciate all our loyal customers who came out to the market. The students from the Culinary School were there, and they fixed some great samples…well worth getting wet for!
I will not be at the West Chester Farmer’s Market …

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[16 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 4,214 views]
America’s biggest one-day beekeeping workshop coming up

‘Modern Beekeeping’ Show Set for March 5-6 in Wooster: Register Now
Mauricio Espinoza
(330) 202-3550
Sherry Ferrell, Honey Bee Laboratory
(330) 263-3684
WOOSTER, Ohio – “Modern Beekeeping: New Ways of Doing Old Things” is the 2010 theme of America’s biggest one-day beekeeping workshop, which will take place on Saturday, March 6, in Wooster, Ohio – with an additional March 5 evening program thrown in for good measure.
The 32nd annual Ohio State University Extension and Tri-County Beekeepers Association of Northeastern Ohio Spring Beekeeping Workshop will include sessions for both experienced and beginning beekeepers and for both …

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[5 Jan 2010 | No Comment | 2,242 views]
Give this doggie a bone

1 3/4 cups flour
1/4 cup quick cooking oats
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup water
Preheat oven to 350°. Combine 1 cup of flour with remaining ingredients in a mixer at low speed. Knead in additional ¾ cup flour until dough forms a ball. Lightly flour surface and roll out dough until ¼ inch thick. Cut dough, using dog bone-shaped, or any cookie cutter. Re-roll scraps and continue cutting biscuits. Bake for 20 minutes on ungreased cookie sheets until biscuits are …

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[29 Sep 2003 | No Comment | 4,758 views]
Sting Operation

What’s the best remedy for a bee sting?
By William Brantley
Posted Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at 10:51 AM ET
When it comes to bee stings, most of us react somewhere between Smithers on The Simpsons—for whom one sting nearly meant death—and Jon Quinn, a beekeeper I visited recently, who was once stung more than 40 times and still had the wherewithal to count as he extracted the stingers. (Quinn’s decade and a half of beekeeping had desensitized him to the venom.) For most, a sting means aching and swelling accompanied by a …

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[24 Aug 1999 | No Comment | 1,772 views]
Lebanon man sweet on bees

Honey Festival chief mentors novice keepers
The Cincinnati Enquirer
LEBANON — Ray Alley has two “honey-do” lists. For the first, he occasionally needs a little prodding from his wife. The second requires no reminders.
For 18 years, Mr. Alley has filled out his own list: Check the hives. Medicate the bees. Pull the honey. And talk to his girls, as he affectionately calls his honeybees.
One of 3,000 registered beekeepers in Ohio, Mr. Alley operates five apiaries — or bee yards — with about eight hives at each. Some are on farms …