2010 Events

Meeting October 4th, 2010 @ 6:30pm. Hives, Fall, and You

Which hole do you leave open when you wrap your hives for the winter?
You wrap your hives for the winter?

What is the correct sugar/water feeding ratio for fum-b for October?
Can you feed sugar/water in October?

What do I do with my wet honey supers?
Should I feed them to the bees now or in the spring?
Why are my supers wet?

Should I feed my bees pollen now or in the spring?
What about b-healthy?

My hives have 55.5 pounds of honey in them right now do I need more for winter?
How on earth do I weigh my beehive? (tiny scales)

What will the volunteer shirt for the annual meeting look like?
Did you go to the website and get your tickets for the annual meeting?

What type of tasty snack with Ian make for the meeting?
Will the oven even turn on after being off all summer?
Will someone bring warm spiced apple cider to drink?

What wonderful raffle prize will members bring in this month?
soap? honey? Super dark honey? apples? apple pie?

All these questions and many more will be answered at the York Beekeepers meeting on Monday October 4th at Sanford Jr. High at 6:30pm. (The meeting has moved from October 11th due to a holiday.)

If you have questions you don’t want to ask in front of the group please email them to Ian Munger and he will forward them to Erin and Larry before the meeting.

– The annual meeting will be discussed and reviewed. All items for the complete hive raffle will need to be given to Larry at the meeting so he has time to paint them.
– Erin and Larry will talk about winterizing hives and what you should be doing now to prep for spring
– The monthly raffle (All item donations are welcome)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Maine State Beekeepers Association Annual Meeting in Portland.
Speakers will include: Dr. Medhat Nasr (Alberta provincial apiculturist), Dr. Juliana Rangel-Posada (North Carolina State University), and Anthony Jadczak (Maine State Apiarist).
More information ยป

November 8, 2010
Carol Cottrill
EAS, Mater Beekeepers Program and Honey Bee Nutrition

December 13, 2010
Karen Thurlow
How to wire frames and making comb honey


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