Happy spring all! (today at least), and welcome to our new members! This is your reminder about the first meeting of the year coming up next Monday, the 17th at 6 PM at the Florida Baptist Church by Elmore’s corner. There are still bees available, and this is a good chance to come and order bees or woodenware with the club. Also, I discovered the secret number to having your bees survive the winter! Come and I’ll tell! We’ll also discuss feeding bees, splitting and combining to improve winter survival, and whatever else anyone wants to talk about. This will be my last meeting as queen bee, and we’ll welcome our brave new president, Paula Nelson! Yeah! You can call Paula if you have questions or need directions. 903-1877
PS: Sunny called last night with a tip for us all about he bee candy recipe we sent out recently from Donald. She said that because of our altitude, we need to cook the candy a bit longer, to almost the hard ball stage or it will be gooey. I’m going to make it tonight! She said the bees love it! — Tina Sebestyen
There is so much to talk about, honey extracting, leaving honey for winter, preparing the hive for winter (done in September), and of course whatever is on your minds. I'd really like to hear from you all about what is going on in your hives, what you have learned, all that! Congrats to Del and Jodi for talking home both the Grand Champion and Champion in the honey competition at the fair! Thanks to all who entered! Don't forget to clip the grass around your electric fence, the rain is really making it grow, and good electric fencing is really the only way to be sure to protect your hive. As long as you are out there, you might as well check the water in your battery, too!