Heroes to Hives video: Assistive Technology for Beekeepers

Organizations mentioned:

  • The products mentioned here are examples, not endorsements. Similar products are available from multiple brands and vendors.
  • Most items mentioned are used by many beekeepers; only a few are custom-made for increased accessibility
For lifting hives or supers: For inspecting hives Other items

SAVE THE DATE: AgrAbility Beekeeping Zoom Discussion on Friday 4/29

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Please consider joining the Purdue University’s Breaking New Ground Resource Center’s one-hour Zoom discussion of beekeeping, including topics related to veterans and assistive technology on Friday, April 29th at 2:00 p.m. ET. Zoom log-in information is below. 

A few things already on our agenda include: 

  • Discussion on what different Beekeeping Organizations do, and finding touchpoints to assist each other 
  • Discussion on a reoccurring forum (meeting/blog, etc.) for continued collaboration 
  • Discussion on opportunities for an in-person meeting 
  • Agenda for future meetings which will include a deeper discussion on organizations and ideas on assistive technology 

Please reach out to Joe Ricker if you have any questions or concerns 

Topic: Monthly Zoom: Beekeeping 

Time: Apr 29, 2022 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

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Meeting ID: 910 4429 2228 

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EVENT: World Honey Bee Day Fundraising Celebration

Mission Beelieve is having a family day full of fun, recognizing Honey Bees and the Beekeepers who tend the hives. Learn about the importance of honey bees and other pollinators as you wander through the farm enjoying all kinds of activities! We are asking for a $5.00 donation to help fund the construction of a therapeutic bee house for disabled veterans better access their bees.

Experienced beekeepers will take you through the extraction process from frame to jar!

Children can enjoy hands on crafts while learning about honey bees and other pollinators.

Live Music from: Mallow Hill

Five Piece Rock Band fused with the styles of Funk, Blues and Soul music from Baltimore, Maryland

Local Vendors and Food Available! More info and RSVP here

Deaf Beekeepers Using Colony Acoustics

Most beekeepers know colonies can hiss, but the sounds that honey bees make can reveal a lot about their status and health. Several devices have been developed to help beekeepers interpret these sounds and their deeper meaning, and beekeepers who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may find such tools especially useful. A number of acoustic monitoring devices can be found under the Acoustics tab of this website