Announcements and local classes
Updated May 3
Third field session, Saturday May 4, at my home on Meadow Dr., 10:00 – about noon.
Practice handling small colonies, transferring nucs into singles, looking for queens, evaluating brood, etc.
Please bring a veil, smoker, and hive tool if you have them.
I strongly encourage everyone to work without gloves. You are welcome to wear coveralls and boots, but light-colored, long-sleeve cotton work clothing is fine (two layers of clothing will stop bee stings). Tuck all shirts into your waistband. Shoes (as opposed to sandals) and cotton socks are recommended (don not wear dark socks). Please do not wear black or red clothing, wool or felt, wristwatches, or dark glasses. Bring your reading glasses!
Nucs will be available for sale at the classes. Please see http://scientificbeekeeping.com/nuc-pickup-instructions/ for details, and check your handout for map and more details.
I’m buried in bee work this time of season, so please do not call or email me with questions unless necessary.
You are also welcome to call any morning between 7am and 8:30am (please do not call later in the day) to see if you can shadow us in the bee yards, helping as you get the hang of it. From early April through the end of May is a great time of season to do so, since we will often be working with small nucleus hives. My cell phone is 277 4450.