|7:00-7:30||Beginners Session and Q&A (Robert Clark)
– Honey and pollen vs. starvation
– Feeding for survival
– Feeding for stimulation
|7:30-8:00||Tea Time and Announcements
Raffle! Each person submitting 2014 membership dues will receive a ticket to a drawing for one of two gift cards.
For members only:
|8:00-9:00||Orchard Mason Bees (Roger Ledbetter)
– What are mason bees, and how do they compare to honey bees?
– Why beekeepers should consider keeping both
– Three methods of keeping mason bees
Meetings are 7:00-9:00 pm on the first Tuesday of each month at Meadowbrook Interpretive Center (directions to Meadowbrook) and are open to the public.
April 1 meeting: Small-Scale Queen Rearing (Paul Hosticka)
2014 Beginners sessions: Long-time beekeeper Robert Clark will provide a monthly preview of what beginning beekeepers should do in each upcoming month. Topics will be based on an annual, local beekeeping management calendar (Feb-Nov). Each 30-minute session will usually have 15 minutes on upcoming colony activities, followed by Q&A. Emphasis will be on basic principles of how honeybees respond to beekeepers’ actions. Click here for the beginners’ hive calendar.