Based on the current weather forecast the field day will be on May 30th. Although it may be cool and a little breezy it looks to be better than the forecast for the following Saturday; June 6th.
The field day starts at 10 AM. If you are there a little early, there will be a few accessories to look at and discuss. The main topic of the field day will be an introduction to queen rearing. The demo will take about 3 hours due to the need to have the swarm box bees being isolated for 2 hours minimum. Idle time if any will be used to let participants try manual grafting. We will be compressing a 2 week process into 3 hours so you will need to pay attention as we quickly switch topics and sometimes do some steps out of normal order.
Directions: Coming from the west: Go through Princeton on Highway 23. Approximately 1 mile past the high school turn south (right) on County Road W. Go roughly 3/4 mile south. Turn left onto Salbego Road and pull into the bee yard.
Coming from the east: Take Highway 23 west towards Princeton. Approximately 1 mile east of Princeton turn south (left) on County Road W and continue as stated above.
There is a google map that can be accessed through the Calendar section of this blog.
Be sure to bring bee protection; veil and gloves as a minimum. The act of filling and emptying the swarm box puts a lot of bees in the air. Sometimes they are feisty. See you there.