Jun
5
Tue
2nd Year Beekeepers’ Class @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm
Jun
12
Tue
Executive Board Meeting @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jun
13
Wed
Beginner Beekeepers Course @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm
Jun
28
Thu
General Meeting @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm

For the June 28th general meeting program, MCBA members Chet and Michelle Juck, will present  “Our Successful Varroa Management.”  Learn about their proactive mite management regimen that in only 5 years of beekeeping has helped them overwinter 61 of 65 colonies. They both are involved with the bee management and credit their success on investing the time into caring for their bees and maintaining a consistent mite management program for both monitoring and treating.

In addition, learn about and see examples of Varroa treatment medications.

Developing a Varroa management and treatment plan in early summer is very important, because if you wait until August it may be too late.

Jul
10
Tue
Executive Board Meeting @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
12
Thu
Beginner Beekeepers Course @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm
Jul
21
Sat
MCBA Annual Picnic @ Hallman's Grove Park
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Stay tuned for more information.

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.