Class IV: Honeybee Colony Care II
Date: Saturday, June 1st Time: 9:00-12:00
We will review how to maintain healthy colonies and discuss nectar sources and methods of understanding nectar flows. In the lab we will review proper handling of the combs, assessing queen vitality and brood development and we will learn how to observe brood patterns and colony strength through the seasons.
Here’s your reminder about the spring pot luck! Just in time for
summer. Come out and have some fun talking bees, (and chickens, and
pigs, and…) We’ll be at Bryson’s house this time, on Sunday the 9th
of June at 4 PM, and he’s thinking of bringing a pony keg from SKA, so
that will be nice, too. The club will provide plates, cups, etc.
Please bring a dish to share. Also, I know many people have plants
and bushes to share, so bring them as well, and we can all go home
with something new! Here are the directions to Bryson and Robin’s
The address is 214 Whistling Horse Trail. 81301 google maps works
well. I will have balloons put out as well.
The best way I can describe it is that its about half way between
Bread and Edgemont. If you head out of town on Florida rd. a couple
miles once you have passed bread, the road is the first available
right that is a road and not a driveway after Ute Pass sub division on
I know that’s not super clear but between the balloons and google maps
it won’t be too hard to find it. 749-6122 is my number in case people
can’t figure it out and need to call.
Thanks and looking forward to it.
Lastly, Jim Bell has two sheep. He says anyone can have the wool
if they bring the equipment and sheer them. How cool is that?!
See you all on Sunday! T
Featuring Don Studinski, owner of Honeybee Keep and an Advisor to the Colorado State Beekeepers Association.
Diane Wilson an ecologist from Applewood Seed Company has been putting together flower seed mixtures specifically for pollinators for 24 years and has agreed to come out and share her knowledge with us. The second part of the evening will consist of a discussion concerning Varroa Mites. Bring your questions, answers and experiences to share with the club.