Honey Bees: Good News!
Colony Collapse Disorder, Varroa mites, pesticides, imported honey flooding our markets – it seems there is lots of BAD news about bees -- but there is plenty of good news too such as simple sampling/management for sustainable mite control, effective individual efforts toward protecting bees from pesticides and lots of new beekeepers producing local-sourced pure honey. Let's celebrate some of the GOOD NEWS about honey bees and their backyard culture.
Date: Wednesday, October 25th 2017
Location:Mildred Livak Ballroom, Davis Student Center, University of Vermont
As the Fall nectar flow begins to wane the end of the 2017 beekeeping season is upon us. And, with that the start of the winterizing our hives. But, this is also the beginning of the 2018 season. How can that be? Well, a properly winterized hive has the potential to be your 2018 Spring hive. What must you do to help make that happen? There are a variety of workshops designed to specifically answer that question. Most all will cover these basics:
- Mite Treatments and Counts
- Wrapping hives
- Identifying ideal winter hive weight
- Determining appropriate winter stores
- Assessing hive overall hive health
- Robbing issues and management strategies
These workshops are being held on September 23, 2017, at:
Franklin County Beekeepers: 2171 Kellogg Road, St. Albans, VT 10am-12pm, Contact Ron Bartemy
Vermont Beekeepers Ass: 128 Intervale Road, Burlington VT. location behind Gardeners Supply 11am-1pm, Contact Ron Hernandez
Addison County Beekeepers: 2475 Baldwin Road, Hineburgh, VT 11am-1pm, Contact Scott Wilson