May 6 Meeting – Queens & Splits; Sideline Beekeeping

7:00-7:30 Beginners Session and Q&A: Queens, Requeening, Splits
(Robert Clark)

Long-time beekeeper Robert Clark provides monthly topics based on an annual, local beekeeping management calendar, with emphasis on basic principles of how honeybees respond to beekeepers’ actions. Click here for the beginners’ hive calendar.
7:30-8:00 Tea and Announcements
8:00-9:00 Beekeeping From a Sideliner/Commercial Perspective: How I Do It
(Charles Schaffer)

Charles Schaffer, SVB’s vice president and apiary manager, is the successful owner of Schaffer’s Natural Honey Farms ( He uses no chemicals or toxic materials in his hives. Charles will provide pictures and videos along with his talk, including a 10-minute video on how it was done in 1947 that is not to be missed.

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.

Next meeting: June 3

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