Aug
13
Mon
EAS 2018 @ Hampton Roads Convention Center
Aug 13 – Aug 17 all-day

Eastern Apiculture Society will deliver another amazing Honey Bee Conference in the summer of 2018! This year the event will be held at a conference center with plenty of space and all under one roof.

For more information, see the Eastern Apiculture Society website here.

Aug
16
Thu
Beginner Beekeepers Course @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm
Aug
30
Thu
General Meeting @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm

At tonight’s meeting, learn about how to establish, care for, and overwinter nucleus colonies from the nuc experts, certified Master Beekeeper Dr. Vincent Aloyo and Ellen Codd. We’ve all heard and learned about the importance of nucleus colonies as resources in our apiaries, but how is their management different from regular colonies? Vincent and Ellen have managed hundreds of nucs over the years, so be sure to attend this helpful program and learn from the nuc professionals.

Also, Scott Famous will give a summary of the results of MCBA’s queen cell program.

 

 

Sep
11
Tue
Executive Board Meeting @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sep
13
Thu
Beginner Beekeepers Course @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm
Sep
27
Thu
General Meeting @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm

Tonight, Joe Duffy will present on wax processing. Joe has been beekeeping for many, many years. He has been active in the MCBA by serving as president and remains active in the association’s yearly Farm Show competition. Beginning in his early years of beekeeping, Joe became fascinated with honey bee wax. With practice, he became proficient in his method of wax processing and won prizes for his entries in competitions.

Also, Ronnie and Paul Menard will discuss the art of candle making. They have been beekeeping for 10 years and have won prizes, as well, for their entries in candle competitions.

Learn all about processing wax from the experts in MCBA.

Oct
9
Tue
Executive Board Meeting @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct
25
Thu
General Meeting @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm

This evening, Jim Bobb will present on his travels and adventures to Nairobi where he learned and observed how African Honey bees are managed. Jim participated in a tour organized by MaryAnn Frazier who has been visiting and  gathering information on this topic over the years. Do African bee species manage varroa with less destruction and, if so, why is this possible?

Also, Paul Snellen, president of Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association will show and tell on his efforts to promote propolis deposits on the inside of honey bee wooden ware. How do you do this and does it work ? Learn from Paul’s four years of experimenting with this important honey bee resource.

Nov
13
Tue
Executive Board Meeting @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec
11
Tue
Executive Board Meeting @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm