Thursday, January 18, 2018

ADDITIONAL BEEKEEPING CLASSES

Capital Bee Supply of Colombus, Wisconsin will be hosting two beekeeping classes this year.  For the beginner there will be a 4 day class spread through the spring and summer beginning March 4th.  These classes will be held in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.  Cost is $100.

For the 2nd year beekeeper there will be a more advanced 1 day class held on February 18th.  This class will be held in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.  Cost is $60.

If interested or in need of more details go to the Capital Bee Supply web site.  Click on the "services" page and then scroll down to the 2018 class offerings.

www.capitalbeesupply.com


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

POTENTIAL NEW MITE TREATMENT

Here is an article describing a potential new mite treatment using lithium chloride.  Of course it will take many years for this chemical to be evaluated and get approval for use.

https://www.realclearscience.com/quick_and_clear_science/2018/01/15/accidental_discovery_could_save_bees_from_their_greatest_threat.html

Monday, January 15, 2018

CLUB MEETING, January 20th

This Saturday, January 20th, at 9:30AM will be the first club meeting of 2018.  All meetings this year are scheduled to be held at the Caestecker Library in Green Lake, Wisconsin. 

Annual dues of $10 can be submitted at the meeting or by sending them to either the club secretary.  

Elections for the posts of President and Secretary will be held.  If interested in serving in either of these offices please make your interest know.  The non-elected post of the club blogmaster is also open to an interested clubmember.

The State Bee Inspector will give a short presentation followed by other topics brought up by the meeting attendees.

THE PROVEN HEALTH BENEFITS OF HONEY

Follow this link:

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/15/health/honey-health-benefits/index.html

So if you have a sore throat this winter think honey!

Friday, January 12, 2018

CLUB EXTRACTOR

The club honey extractor has been delivered to its new location at the Rushford Winery.  The extractor is mounted to a plastic pallet so that it can easily be moved to a storage location when not in use.  Included with the extractor is a decapping tank, staging table plus to sets of sieves.  Next summer a on location training session will be held at the winery for those who may want to take advantage of this club perk.  Thanks to Al and Fred for doing the initial setup.


 Extractor on pallet
 Decapping tank and staging table
 Another view
Honey buckets in position




Thursday, January 11, 2018

LOCAL BEEKEEPING CLASS

Here is information on a local beekeeping class for beginners.  Graduation from this class is accepted by the city of Fond du Lac if you want to raise bees within the Fond du Lac city limits.

Parts 1 and 2 of the class will be held at the Fond du Lac Skyport, 260 S. Rolling Meadows Dr., Fond du Lac.  Class date is February 3rd, 8:30AM to 3PM.  Cost is $70.

Part 3 is a field day to be held at D's Apiary on July 7th.

The class size is limited to 20 people maximum.  You must sign up by January 31st.

To sign up contact Denise at 920-922-7487 or www.dsbees.com