Beekeeping at St. Mary’s Parish

Beekeeping at St. Mary’s Parish
Phil Hrvatin
December 10, 2020

For the past decade Father John Kumse has practiced urban agriculture in several of the parish owned properties near St. Mary’s Church in Collinwood. Today I had the opportunity to get a lesson in beekeeping as Father Kumse winterized his beehives. The process includes leaving an adequate amount of feed syrup, leaving enough honey in the hive, ventilating the hive and reducing the size of the entrance to keep the cold weather out. Father gave me one bit of departing advice. If you see me running, try to keep up.

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