MARCH is coming in like a LION so the weather should be getting better? Layers of ice and snow are making hive inspections difficult at best. Some yards cannot get accessed due to drifts! Let's hope the bees have enough food to hold out till we can get to them.
FEED YOUR BEES IF THEY ARE LOW ON STORES! Many members are experiencing die-offs from starvation.... please check your hives today! I will be visiting the club bee yard and adding candy bricks to hold the hives over.
The speaker for this month is Dr. Reed Johnson and he will be speaking on Toxins in our Lives.... Please attend and see how pesticides are affecting your bees and your life!
The Beginner Classes are moving right along! The Saturday classes are finished and we are into the Monday evening classes! Welcome to all the new beekeepers! Please continue to watch the webpage for all updates going on in the club. March 14th will be a new class we came up with for this year... The Next Class! This class is for the continuing beekeepers between years 2 to 5! Sign up today and learn about making honey, ridding/controling varroa in your hives, making bees and how to overwinter!
The Log Hive donated by Queen Right Colonies was raffled at the February meeting. "Thank You" Shelia and Denzil St. Clair of Queen Right Colonies for your generous donation! Club member James Simonelli won the hive!!!! Congrats!
Divelbiss Award 2015 Nominations Open At each annual conference, the Eastern Apicultural Society presents the Charles and Evelyn Divelbiss Education Award. This award is presented to that person or couple who has—over a period of years—reached out to the non-beekeeping public to explain the value of honey bees in our lives. The nominee does not need to be from your own state or province. You may wish to announce this request for nominations at beekeeping meetings and in their newsletters. Feel free to contact officers of state and local organizations to request their suggestions for possible candidates and letters of support. The nomination process is easy. Write a letter outlining how the candidate has reached the general public over the years. Groups, such as 4-H clubs, Scouting organizations, school groups, community organizations, Lions Clubs, and garden clubs, as well as media interviews and exhibits at county and state fairs, qualify as non-beekeeping public. Although the main criteria is edification of the general public, the letter may also include activities that teach Short Courses and other instructional work toward educating beekeepers and prospective beekeepers. The nominee does not need to be a member of EAS (but the Society would be delighted if the recipient would join). The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2015. Nominations and letters of support should be emailed to [email protected]
Spring can't be too far away!
See you at the meeting...
Executive Board Meeting - February 25, 2015 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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24 March 2015