HCBA July Meeting Monday July 19 7pm
After last month’s well attended Pizza Party we’re ready to get back to business. Which, for us, means this month’s meeting will feature our Western North Carolina apiary inspector Lewis Cauble. Lewis will be bringing us a timely program on The Health of the Hive with an emphasis on mites and, especially, monitoring your mite load. So come on out to the Cooperative Extension Office at 100 Jackson Park Rd. in Hendersonville on Monday July 19th at 7 PM to learn things you don’t necessarily want to know but need to know in order to keep your bees healthy. See ya then.
Next Apiary Session – July 17 10-12
. We will demonstrate application of Thymol for mite control in hives that are not being used for honey production, also we will demonstrate ways for redistribution of resources for space and brood enhancement. As always, bring your questions and experiences and we will do our best. This will be our last session until the 21st of August so as to not affect the bees during a nectar flow. Hope to see you there
Our Apiary Sessions are held at Historic Johnson Farm located at 3346 Haywood Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28791. Click HERE for a map. The entrance by the sign is usually closed on Saturday and Sunday so use the exit and park in front of the Interpretive Center. The Apiary is in the back of the property so walk down the driveway and we should be in behind the equipment barn on the left.
Two ideas: 1) Your mentor is probably going into his or her hives right now (when it warms up to at least 55°) and maybe you could go over to his or her apiary and at least observe if not help. 2) If you are able and willing to attend an apiary session on a weekday, and you haven’t let us know yet, please drop a quick note to info@hcbeekeepers and let us know. Maybe we could work something out.
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