Beekeeping

Raising honeybees to obtain honey, wax, pollen, etc.

Animal Day at Pennsic 42

Katla Ulfhedinn, Medieval Animal Day Coordinator, Pennsic 42, reports that the Pennsic Artisans Row will feature an Animal Day.

[LOC] King Bee Tournament

Okewaite invites you to join us for a spring King Bee tournament and pot luck picnic in the park!

SCAdians bring appreciation of mead to southeastern Pennsylvania

For the past two years, Marc Johnson and Sheree Krasley, who met in the SCA, have collaborated to bring the mead experience to southeastern Pennsylvania with their Stonekeep Meadery. Amy Strauss of the Phoenix (Phoenixville, PA) has the story.

Building a medieval skep

British beekeeper Martin Newton has created a website on the history and creation of skeps, the woven beehives used in the Middle Ages. (photos)

Hidden bee hive found at Rosslyn Chapel

As workers carefully dismantled several roof pinnacles at Rosslyn Chapel during a UK£13M renovation project, they found that one of the pinnacles was deliberately hollowed out during its fabrication to make a beehive.

Known World Beekeepers Gather at Pennsic 37

Beekeepers and prospective beekeepers throughout the SCA gathered at the first annual Beekeepers' Soiree at Pennsic 37 on Wednesday, August 7th.

SCA hinders mead's popularity, according to Slate article

Nicholas Day of Slate online magazine discusses the renewed popularity of mead among foodies and others interested in unusual alcoholic beverages, linking it to the current interest in bees and honey. The article quotes mead-maker David Myers who feels that the drink's popularity within the SCA is detrimental to increasing mead's commercial sales.

3,000 year old beehives found in the Middle East

Archaeologists excavating the ruins of the city of Rehov, in northern Israel, have found thirty intact beehives and other apicultural artifacts dating to approximately 900 B.C.E.