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We will begin cooking at 6:00pm
SCBA Monthly Meeting, Monday, 7:00pm-9pm.
Queen Rearing Class 2015
Update 4/26/15 CLASS IS FULL…………………..
Sat. May 16, 2015
Hargis Retreat(see address below)
Instructors: Master Beekeepers George Baldwin and Robert Shoemaker
What you will learn: bee biology, Smith method, cell punch method, grafting practice, marking drones, setting up starter and finishing hives, setting mating NUC’s, making your own queen.
Lunch is provided.
Bring you gloves and suit.
$100.00 per person.
Includes: tools for grafting, queen catcher, push-in queen marker, marking pen, queen cage and booklet.
Mail complete Form and payable check to George Baldwin, 6726 Bear Creek Rd., Sterrett, AL 35147
DEADLINE MAY 9 for receiving your checks and registration.
398 Hargis Drive (Old Hwy 280), Chelsea, AL 35043.
- Take Hwy 280 East over Double Oak Mountain into Chelsea. …
- Go past Wal-Mart, then turn left onto County Rd. 39
at Publix and then right onto County Rd 280.
- Go about one mile and turn left at the
YMCA Hargis Retreat sign onto County Rd 461.
When road splits, bear right.
Camp offices are on right, just past the pool.
Shelby County Beekeepers Association-SCBA’s is creating a new task force and will be hosting a training class on the importance of knowing what to do in an event there is an occurrence of the aggressive Africanized honey bee yet undetected in Alabama. In our state, we have the docile European Honeybees but some of our neighbor states on the southern border next to Mexico have been proactive in dealing with this problem. State Apiarist, Dennis Barclift will be directing this class. Contact Margie Robertson for more info.
Event Organizer: Margie Robertson
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015
CLASS IS FULL…REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. 1-15-2015 We have just a few spots left for our 2015 class, but you will need to act fast. When they are gone…they are gone until next year! What you will learn, in addition to having fun,: how to get started, calendar of events, where to establish an apiary, purchasing bees & installing package bees, purchasing beekeeping equipment, entering the hive, protection and treatment of stings, bee biology, parasites, pests and diseases, bee genetics (vsh), understanding the honeybee, colony population and growth, beehive tools, constructing hives and frames, installing foundation, nectar flows, plants and pollination, honey production and products, wax products, propolis, extraction of honey supers, nucleus hive advantages, feeding package bees, dirths, swarm management, requeening, fall and winter management, feeding your bees for fall, after your first year now what?, join a bee club, test and evaluation. We will schedule an onsite hive demonstration. TBA For more info. on the class go here: http://shelbybees.org/?page_id=93 Apply for a grant to help pay for the new time beekeeper here: http://www.agi.alabama.gov/news/news/2014/11/07/now-accepting-applications-for-the-natural-pollinator-enhancement-project Hurry deadline Jan. 1 2015.
Got Hive Beetles? Well, here’s one solution…..
Atalla, Alabama -David Kelton
Spring Hive Splits
A Beginner Beekeepers testimony.
Our own Shelby Countian has a love for bees.