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Amateur Beekeepers Encourage Spread of Apiaries

Megan Ryan wants to do everything she can for honeybees. So earlier this year she started an apiary at the Southwest Conservation Club in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She and fellow beekeeper Alex Cornwell chose Italian honeybees for their hives. Italian bees are among the most popular stocks because they’re gentler and reproduce faster than other types of domesticated honeybees. In just four months, the club’s apiary has grown from 10,000 to 70,000 bees per hive. Cornwell said that’s good...

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