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Swarm Season

Tis the season for swarms!! Please visit our “Help” page if you have a swarm on your property, if the beekeepers listed cannot retrieve it chances are they know someone who can!

 

Next meeting is May 9, please come out and join us.

POTLUCK SUPPER

WE WILL ALL BE JOINING TOGETHER THIS THURSDAY 12/20/18 AT RUSTY AND BETSY EAST’S HOUSE FOR FOOD AND FELLOWSHIP!

 

Join us, we have lots of great cooks in our club!

 

Please email miker16@comcast.net for details/directions if needed.

Meeting 11/08/18

We will be meeting as always at the Dadant location on 11/08/18. We will be discussing feeders, feeding, and last minute honey-do lists to get your bees ready for winter!!!

We will also be touching base on our annual POTLUCK as well as upcoming elections for the club.

Please come out and join us!

Thursday’s Meeting!!!! 08/09/18

Someone said that they did not know what a Small Hive Beetle was so Patrick and I asked around and found out that Sandy Pruitt

new a little about them and said that she would share her information with us at our meeting. Sandy has been a keeper of bees for about 15 years and has learned a thing or two about dealing with SHB. Sandy asked that we come and share or experiences and methods of dealing with these pests as well so this will be a good one.

 

Looking forward to all the snacks, stories, methods and fun.

 

EXTRACTION DEMO

Here it is! The meeting we have all been waiting for….time to see what it takes to get that sweet treat from the hive to the jar!!

 

We will have a honey processing demonstration by Rusty and Betsy East – an informative program that all will enjoy! Rusty and Betsy run 100+ hives and provide honey to businesses all around Pittsylvania County as well as setting up at both the Chatham and Danville farmers market. They are going to take us thru their process on how they uncap and extract honey.

 

As always we will have great fellowship, snacks, and drink so come on out and join us!

June Meeting

Jason Sigmon, owner of North Star Bee Supply in Reidsville, NC will be our speaker for our June meeting.

Jason is 40 years old and in his 4th year of beekeeping. In addition to bee supplies, Jason sells mated queens and 5 frame nucs and will be sharing his methods for queen production and making up nucs with us. He will also be bringing some of his equipment he uses to graft with and giving us a little hands on feel for the processes he uses.

Jason currently manages around 50 colonies and enjoys teaching and helping others in the field of beekeeping.

As always there will be food, drink, and fellowship aplenty. Come on out and enjoy an educational program on June 7th at 7pm!!!

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