USDA to Measure Bee and Honey Production and Colony Loss
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will be collecting information about the honey industry. The Bee Production and Loss, Bee and Honey Inquiry, and Quarterly Colony Loss surveys will be conducted over the period of November 2017 through February of 2018. These surveys collect information about colony inventory and loss, honey production and sales, and production expenses from approximately 2,500 growers in the Northeastern region of the United States.
NASS will compile, analyze, and publish survey results in the March Annual Honey report. All previous Annual Honey publications are available online here.
Doors open at 6 pm for socializing and refreshments
Business meeting begins at 6:30
Speaker/Presenter at 7:00
Jennifer will be giving an update of what happened this year in the Maine beekeeping world and will also cover the other topics of our choice as well nuc overwintering and update on varroa control.
Monthly meeting December 13th, 2017 –
December’s meeting is a good old fashioned Pot Luck Supper.
Please bring a dish to share, the club provides drinks and paper products.
Doors open at 6 pm
Don’t forget it’s also our Annual Honey Contest! (Let’s see if George H can be beat). Those wishing to enter should bring a small jar of honey (jars will not be returned). The club will provide pretzel sticks for sampling the honey.
This year, rather than the BeeFleeMarket there will be a raffle, with the proceeds going to the club general fund. Mike is donating a large and small box for bee lining, and Holly will offer up a copy of the book mentioned by Rick Cooper in October — Super Formulas.