February Speaker Bio: Joe Lewis (updated with links)

We are very excited to have the opportunity to host Joe Lewis, writer for the American Bee Journal, long-time beekeeper, educator, and entrepreneur at our upcoming February general meeting (February 12th, 6:16-8pm at the Denton County Elections Building, 701 Kimberly Drive). Joe will be coming to talk to us about Sustainable Beekeeping Through Nucleus Colonies. From his website:

Joe Lewis is the former owner of Harfard Honey and for the last eleven years was a sideliner beekeeper in Bel Air Maryland.  (Harford Honey is now operated by Matt Ponter). Joe is still a partner in Harford Honey as well as retaining an interest in Deer Creek Apiaries (operated by Todd Cichonowicz out of Abingdon, Maryland.)  Both are pollination contractors, bee sellers, and providers of premium, unfiltered, all natural, local and regional honey.
Note: Joe has recently relocated to Wise County, Texas, but continues the pursuit of bee knowledge.

You can also listen to Joe on popular beekeeping podcasts such as The Beekeepers Corner Podcast (BK Corner- the one with Joe Lewis) and Kiwimana Buzz (podcast # 99).

We hope everyone can make it out to our February meeting, it's going to be a good one!

Post edit: below are the links from Joe's handout for those who missed it:
Bill Bundy on Vimeo- "A Practical Guide to Requeening"
Queen Rearing Calendar:
http://sustainablebees.blog/resources/ (see tab at bottom of home page)
Find member articles referred to during presentation at

Also recommended by Joe: Landi Simone via YouTube, "Nucleus Colony Presentation"
Jennifer Berry via Instructables, "How to Make a Honeybee Nucleus Colony"
Kevin Inglin, Beekeepers Corner Podcast


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