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A Little Biz Post

This year is about growth for Avital’s Apiaries. I’m participating in the Passenger to Pilot program for women entrepreneurs at REV, a business incubator here in Ithaca, and another class through Lucky Break Consulting. I’ve studied a lot of things in my life… but business wasn’t one of them. Until now. It’s…

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Bee Biz Talk

On January 19th, I gave a talk to the beekeepers of the Finger Lakes Beekeepers Club. More and more hobby beekeepers would like to turn their love of bees into a business–sideline or full-time–but how to go about it? I admit that Avital’s Apiaries came about almost by chance. I…

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April 2 at Southern Tier Beekeepers

I’ll be presenting at the Southern Tier Beekeepers in Chenango on April 2. My topic will be prepping beeswax, and all the marvelous products it’s used in. I’ll do a quick run down on how to clean wax, and then talk about the hows and whys of using it in…

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Moved An Apiary; Taught A Class

I moved my Wixom Farm apiary to a new location, about 10 miles closer to my home. Moving 10 mid-summer hives is not a trivial matter, but was made much easier by my friend and fellow beekeeper, Max. The plan was this: arrive at the apiary about 7 pm, remove…

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Teaching! July 25th at GreenStar in Ithaca

Find out why keeping a colony or two of bees in your backyard is a good idea–for you, for your garden, and for the environment. How much does it cost? How much work is involved? How much honey will you get yearly? At GreenStar, July 25th, 7 pm. Free and…