Monday, August 18, 2014

ECWBA newsletter - August

ECWBA Meeting Schedule 2014
• September 6, 2014
Location will be the Fond du Lac Public Library, downstairs in the McLain Room.
Start time is 9:30 am.

September Meetings
The September meeting will be an open discussion format.  There will be a short business meeting with discussion following.  Probable topics will include fall mite control, honey harvesting, honey marketing, winter preparation, etc.

ECWBA Library
The ECWBA maintains a library from which members can check out beekeeping books.  Andy Krueger has been doing a great job as our association librarian.  If you have ECWBA books, please bring them back so we can keep those books circulating.  If you are exploring something new in beekeeping, the library probably has a book or DVD for you to check out.  This is a valuable resource – use it to your advantage!!!

Beekeeping Notes:
• Early fall is the recommended time for mite treatments.  Early September, just after the honey harvest, is a good time to apply miticides.  Read application directions and apply those mite treatments in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines.
• Start thinking about fall and winter.  Develop a plan for overwintering to include fall feeding, medications, and winter hive covers.

Best of Beekeeping,
Jeff Champeau

Thursday, August 7, 2014