Category: ‘honeybees’


June 28, 2014 Posted by Robert Ardary

Finally,after waiting all spring, DRB&B has harvested the honey. We have 3 pound, 2 1/2 pound. and 1 1/2 pound bottles. Also, we have the pint mason jars with honeycomb.

The answer to the question of “Why do we sell jars with honeycomb?” is have you ever bitten into a Starburst and it coats your mouth with fruit flavor. That is what it is like chewing honeycomb. Only instead of a burst of fruit flavor, one gets a FLOOD of honey. It becomes like an all natural chewing gum, but it won’t stick to one’s hair or shoe. Those who may have lived on the farm as a kid may remember this was their equivalent to chewing gum.

Here is to a very sweet summer.


Your Staff at DRB&B

Beekeeper Training Classes Free

November 15, 2013 Posted by Robert Ardary

Beekeeper Training Classes offered free by Dog River Bees and Brews in Mobile Alabama.

Have you ever thought about becoming a beekeeper and keeping your own bees either for pollination of your garden or for local honey, which has been proven to help with your allergies? Are you looking for a hobby that is fascinating, affordable, fun for the entire family, and can even potentially provide an additional source of income for your family? Getting started is as simple as attending just attending a few Beekeeper Training classes, buy a few pieces of equipment, and get your bees.

Beekeeper Training Classes Free

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Dog River Bees and Brews in Mobile Alabama is going to be presenting ongoing beekeeper training classes at our store. These classes will range from basic to advanced, but all skill levels are encouraged to attend. Each class is free but the training provided is invaluable especially if you have any desire at becoming a beekeeper. All classes will focus on topics are focused on ensuring that you gain valuable beekeeping knowledge. Some topics include:

  • Equipment Needs (2 hives)
  • Hive Setup
  • Queen Mgmt Discussion
  • Bee Identification/Discussion
  • Feeder Management
  • Hive Maintenance & Winterizing

We guarantee that after our classes you will understand what is being talked about when others are talking about broods, colonies, bottom boards or in the foreign language of beekeeping, do your eyes glaze over?

Beekeeper Training Class Scheduled

Our first Beekeeper Training Class (Beekeeping 101) is scheduled for November 16, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. (Contact Us To Register)

This beginning beekeeping class is designed for the beginning beekeeper or someone considering starting beekeeping. The terms and basic equipment will be covered. You will learn the basics of starting a bee colony (hive) and how to keep them alive until they can survive on their own. The next time your friend begins talking brood pattern, you will no longer feel like he has antennae coming out of his head.

Visit our YouTube channel for beekeeping videos.

Come on down and visit us. We are located just south of the Dog River bridge in Mobile, Alabama. We will demonstrate our kits, provide tips and support, and do our best to answer all of your questions.



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