Sustainable Honeybee Program Fundraiser
Sustainable Honeybee Program (SHP) is having a fundraising event that will run from November 1st, 2013, through March 31st, 2014, with the objective to raise funds for SHP operations and to add quality queens to local club queen rearing activities.
Please see the flyer for details.
Observation Hives Talk
The presentation in October by EAS Master Beekeeper Frank Linton on observation hives was really interesting. Frank also briefly talked about ways to monitor colonies using technology.
Billy Davis of Sustainable Honeybee Program, Inc. gave an excellent presentation on wintering nucs at our last meeting.
Sustainable Honeybee Program, Inc. is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization led by Billy Davis, a certified EAS Master Beekeeper. Learn more at http://www.sustainablebees.org.
If you are a Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) member and you do not want herbicide applied to plants and trees on your property, you can request that a standing “no spray” order be placed on file for your property by calling 1-800-552-3904, and providing your address and phone number. REC denotes your address as “no spray” on the map provided the contractor, and is supposed to then come out and flag your property with small signs saying NHA (no herbicide application) to inform contractors prior to spraying in your area.
Winter Loss Survey 2012 - 2013: Preliminary Results
The Bee Informed Partnership, in collaboration with the Apiary Inspectors of America (AIA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is releasing preliminary results for the seventh annual national survey of honey bee colony losses.
View the winter loss survey results at the Bee Informed website.
See past announcements on the “old news” page.