The class will be held at the Lockheed Martin Club House from 8 am to 6 p.m. on Sunday, February 2nd. This class will give you all the basics needed to start beekeeping in 2014. The cost is $100.00 for the 9 hours. This price includes a flash drive containing information pertinent to every aspect of beekeeping. No one under 18, please, due to insurance constraints.
Please e-mail HLBKC1@gmail.com to reserve your spot or for further information. Class size is limited so you’ll want to sign up soon. Payment must be made by January 15th to attend the February 2nd class.
We will have Laura Phillips, (our awesome treasurer and fabulous nurse), do an Epi-Pen demo and then let everyone practice. This is a recommended refresher for ALL OUR BEEKEEPERS! Everyone should have and know how to operate an Epi-Pen. If not for yourself, for anyone else that might take a random sting and go into anaphylactic shock. Our motto with this training is: better prepared than dead or scared!
Then, we will have our Buzzapaloosa. Bring any of your bee equipment, hardware, craft items, inventions, or any and all bee stuff that you have. New or used, it doesn’t matter. We will then buy, sell, and trade everything. Just like a flea market.
Bring food if you like – we will have an EXCELLENT TIME!!! See you there!
Next meeting is Thursday, February 19th, 2015. We meet at the Roxborough Community Center, from 6-8 p.m.
We will discuss the swarm call dispatching procedure, Spring hive inspections, and our guest speaker will be Marcia Trehal. Marcia and her father have kept bees for many years. Marcia is also the Assistant Manager at Murdochs. She will tell us about the bees and equipment they will be supplying this year.
Steve and Laura Benson will be bringing in 80 five-frame cardboard, nucs for sale. These are Italian bees from Colorado and they are $120.00 per nuc.
The Benson’s will announce their pickup location that will be in Denver in April. Date and exact location will be announced later.
They are taking orders NOW so if you’re interested call soon – they will go fast. Call: 719-765-4403