The Bees are coming, the Bees are coming

March 28, 2014 Posted by Robert Ardary

David and I are leaving Sunday and will return Monday late with the Bees. Bee sure you have everything ready to pick up the bees Tuesday.

Winter is almost over.

March 6, 2014 Posted by Robert Ardary

We here at Dog River Bees and Brews hope that your bees have survived the past winter. The 10 day forecast shows in low of 39 in about a week. The rest of the weather will be warm. It may be warm enough to go into your hives for a quick look or to move your queen down into the brood box. Before you go into your hives you may want t o ensure that the temperature is 65 and rising.

If your bees have been out earlier this spring, you may have noticed them bringing in red pollen. This should be from the red maples in the area. We have seen both red and yellow pollen.

For those who actually follow us, we lost one hive to the winter. The bees absconded and left no forwarding address. We lost a queen in another hive. Eggs from a healthy hive were added to try and save the colony. We will keep you posted.

We will have a quick bee class Saturday the 15th to help the beginners. If the weather is warm enough, we will go into a hive  in have a look around. This is a Bee 102 class, so be sure to bring a jacket and vial and a chair.

See you at the MCBA meeting the 8th at 10. Email us if you need additional information.

Colony Collapse issues for Beekeepers

November 16, 2013 Posted by diammoo67

Local Bees Not Affected By Colony Collapse

Posted: Nov 15, 2013 5:39 PM CST Updated: Nov 15, 2013 6:56 PM CST
By Jonathan Owens (Channel 5 News) – bio | email

This is a recent article (Nov 15, 2013) posted on the News 5 Website in Mobile Alabama.

This video contains information about beehives and beekeepers experiencing colony collapses and how it is affecting the bottom line of beekeepers, farmers and consumers. With the decline in number of bees, pollination is becoming a big concern. Many are speculating that the use of pesticides and fungicides is leading to the demise of bees.

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Homebrew Beer Kit Give Away Winner

November 15, 2013 Posted by diammoo67

Beer Kit Give Away Winner

Homebrew Beer Kit Give Away WinnerCongratulations to Christine Rogaline. She recently won our Beer kit give away in the month of October. Christine was very excited to have been selected as our winner. She expressed to us that she and her husband brew beer, but had lost some important bits and pieces during a recent move. The beer kit that she won provides her and her husband all of the necessary ingredients to get started again making their own versions of homebrewed beer.

Did you know that Dog River Bees and Brews provides a wide selection of homebrewing kits, accessories, bottles, grains,   hops, etc… We are quickly becoming the “go to” location for providing homebrewing supplies in Mobile Alabama. If we don’t have what you are looking for in our store, we will gladly order it for you and have it in stock in a couple of days.

Beer Kit Availability

If you are looking for a beer kit we have a number available to get you started. Or if you are a seasoned homebrewing expert we have a number of beer and wine  brewing accessories to help you replenish your materials. Not only that, we also feature a variety of grains, hops, and malts to ensure that you will be successful with your beer kit and next batch of homebrew.

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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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

Visit our YouTube channel for beekeeping videos.

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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Wine Making Kits & Ingredients

November 15, 2013 Posted by Robert Ardary

Wine Making Kits & Ingredients can be found at Dog River Bees and Brews.

Dog River Bees and Brews offers a wealth of has wine kits & ingredients. Our Wine Making Kits include:

  • Wine MakingWhite Zinfandel (Blush wine with sweet plum flavors and a refreshing, flavorful finish)
  • Australia Shiraz (Offers lush berry aromas that beg for a hearty whiff. A wine of ripe fullness, its concentrated blackberry fruits and fragrant spiciness)
  • Sauvignon Blanc (Full-bodied and dry with a crisp clean finish)
  • Red Zinfandel (Red wine with sweet flavors and a refreshing, flavorful finish)
  • Pinot Noir (Has a velvety flavor that is met with a fullness of aroma resembling black currants)
  • Cabernet Sauvignon (The King of reds. Bold, deep character; age for maximum benefits)
  • Riesling (Light, refreshing and well Balanced. Smooth and easy to drink)
  • European Merlot (Full, fruity intensity, deep in color with black cherry and berry aromas)
  • Cabernet Merlot
  • Tropical Riesling

Wine Making Information

If you are an avid wine drinker you owe it to yourself to try your hand at wine making. With our wine making kits it is so easy and takes the guesswork out of the equation. With just a little effort and patience you will be making and consuming your own wines. Your friends will be so jealous while they are literally enjoying the fruits of your labor.

The wine making kits, found at Dog River Bees and Brews in Mobile Alabama, have all of the ingredients necessary to get you going. Dog River Bees and Brews also sell many accessories to make you look and feel like you have been making wine for years. We offer bottles, corks, testing kits, etc…

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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