Swarm traps almost ready.
Join us at the Janet Huckabee River Valley Nature center for our monthly meeting.
This is a swarm of bees. We are getting close to the time of year you may see one of these. Give the club a call and we will have someone come pick up the bees.
Mouse damage to a beehive bottom board
We have a honey flow south of Mountainburg. The flowers got beaten pretty badly by all the rain but the girls are working them at 48 degrees. David
We have a honey flow south of Mountainburg. The flowers got beaten pretty badly by all the rain but the girls are working them at 48 degrees.
One step closer to swarm day.
Finished building the last 5 swarm traps today and started branding the boxes and lids. Need to drill a few more holes, put screen over the vents and paint. Aft...er paint put in the frames and bait. With the amount of drones brood I have been seeing I think I better have them out by the end of the month.
I need to paint.
Time to remove spacer for me in the beehive.
Come on out to the Nature Center at 9:30 for the beginning beekeeping class! It's Raining, It's Pouring, what else are you going to do? Guaranteed to have fun and learn a lot! $15 at the door.
2018 ABF Conference and trade show
I was able to attend the America Beekeeping Federation(ABF) 75th Anniversary conference and trade show in January 2018. I have been wanting to attend an ABF ev...ent for a couple of years and when my work ask me to attend I jumped on the chance. The trade show was interesting with plenty of vendors to shop at. Because I was flying home I was not able to purchase anything big but I did get a few small items and a few good ideas. While the trade show was going on, the conference rooms were full of beekeepers wanting to hear and see anything new in the beekeeping world. Really enjoyed a few talks but the college students that were given 15 minutes talks to tell you about their 2 years of research with powerpoint was painful for me. Could not attend those after lunch. They held an auction on Friday and Saturday and the big spenders were able to take home some great honey and other items and lots of money was raised for the ABF. If I get a chance to go again I will.
Working on swarm traps
It is going to be very educational.
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