September is clicking past at a hurried pace. Goldenrod is flowing and the bees are super busy storing! the scent of goldenrod honey can be detected from quite some distance and to the novice beekeeper - "smells like something died!" Please check your hives for storage space so the bees have plenty of room to fill without crowding the queen.
The board and members have received numerous swarm calls this month and more are coming in daily. Hives that swarmed in June are off again... up in the trees! maybe swarm management should be a topic for next year??? These bees seem to have an agenda that includes leaving on a regular basis.
This month's speaker, Vaughn Bryant, will talk pollen! Come early for the beginner's session - I know there are lots of questions for Kim, Buzz and Tracy!
With September winding down, mite counts have risen... please check your hives now for accurate mite counts and treat the problem accordingly so that the hive will survive the winter. I hear we are in for another tough one. Combining weak hives, starting winter nucs and requeening package bee hives are chores to consider now...
The WAS Conference is September 17th thru 20th...lots of great speakers but a bit of travel is involved.
It's a nice afternoon so I am off to a bee yard somewhere....
See you at the meeting!
Executive Board Meeting - July 9, 2014 6pm at Root Lunch Room
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President: Peggy Garnes 6045 Lance Rd Medina, OH 44256
Vice President: Kim Flottum 7011 Spieth Rd Medina OH, 44256
Secretary: Molly White 1737 Halls Carriage Path Westlake, OH 44145
Treasurer: Paul Kosmos 6386 State Road Sharon Township OH, 44281
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