Quick reminder that our next meeting is this Wednesday, 7-9P, at To Bee or Not to Bee.
Topic: What to Look For In Your Hive in Spring / Investigating Winter Losses
Plan: Gregg McMahan will rejoin us and asks that we dig into any colonies that *didn’t* over-winter, and pull some brood frames. Then bring that or those frames to the meeting. Intent is to show us how to look at frames as we pull them out of our hives. Also: What to be doing for your bees in Spring. And a general orientation to the season.
It’s going to be plenty warm enough to get into our hives on Wednesday afternoon, so if you can make it work, have a look and bring your questions/frames.
Lastly: Bring a snack / beverage if your schedule permits.
Thanks and see you then!
Please join us at To Bee or Not To Bee on Wednesday, March 26, from 7-9P, to gear up and get prepped for the 2014 beekeeping season. We’re grateful for and excited to welcome back Gregg McMahan, The Bee Guru, to guide the discussion.
NOTE: If you already know you’ve lost a colony over the winter, and want to bring a brood frame for examination, please do! One of the harder things to learn, as new beekeepers, is what to look for. Gregg will show us, and share his knowledge about what we should be doing with our hives, new bee packages, and feeding activities in the month of April.
Vicki and I will provide beverages (water, wine), plates, cutlery, etc., and a few things to nibble on. Please feel free to do the same, if your schedule permits.
Because it probably won’t be warm enough out for us to meet under the pergola outside of the actual store, we’ll be meeting in the upstairs classroom of the building adjacent to the store. It’s the building closest to the entrance into the lot. We will remember to put up directional signs this time for any late arrivals!
Directions to To Bee or Not to Bee here: www.tobeeornottobee.us
LASTLY: BEE PEOPLE, the backyard beekeeping film produced by Women Who Bee Co-Founder Leslie Ellis, and starring BEE GURU Gregg McMahan, was selected by the Denver Film Society’s WOMEN+FILM week and will be shown at the Sie Entertainment Center at 12:30 on Saturday, March 22. Ticket info here (enter “VOICES14″ for $2 off): http://www.denverfilm.org/filmcenter/detail.aspx?id=26306
Thanks and we look forward to seeing you again soon!