Friday, October 31, 2014

November Meeting 11/2

It's that time again.  Just remember to fall back and sleep in on Sunday.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Natural History of Bees: Oct Meeting

Thank-you to Terri who presented the natural history of bees.  She discussed the types of bees including the queen, workers and drones.  The term beekeepers use to refer to the life cycle of honeybees is bee math.  She had great questions.  See if you can answer these questions with the table below.

1.  If you find eggs, and no queen, how long ago do you know there was a queen?
2.  If you find just hatched larvae and open brood but no eggs, how long ago was the queen there?
3.  If the queen starts laying today, how long before that brood will start foraging for nectar?

Monday, September 8, 2014

September Bee Class

It's always fun to get together with other bee loving beekeepers, new and experienced.  We had a good number of people so that our new people could get into the hive.  We loved finding the heart shaped comb.  Unfortunately a bee lost her life in the inspection.  We always try to avoid that.  Hope to see you at the next class October 4 at 8am. 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

First Saturday Classes

We've had some great first time experiences for newbees during our classes. We welcome beekeepers or admirers of all levels.  We would love to have people with experience that would like to help mentor and be available to answer questions.  

If you are coming out remember to...

  1. Wear socks that cover the ankles.
  2. Shoes that cover the feet, ideally boots such as rain books work really well.
  3. Consider bringing a baseball cap, some of the suits fit better with one on.
  4. Long pants such as jeans or other heavy materials, some of the suits are jackets only.
  5. Camera/phone to get those precious first time in a suit and hive pics.
  6. Water to stay hydrated and eat something before you come.

Remember, it's always possible that you might be stung and stings hurt!  Don't worry if you are nervous, you can observe too.  Kids are welcome but you will need to supervise them and they might be stung.