April showers hopefully will bring many May flowers and warm weather soon!
Last month was a soggy mess! No work could be done in the club's bee yard but we did get to check on the 3 surviving hives. They are doing well and have syrup/pollen patty on to support their growth. Joe Rielinger has been out on several occasions and is currently assembling the Modern Beekeeping Hive to be added to our yard. Bee Smart has donated one of their new feeders and an uncapper, too. The uncapper will be available to use with the club's extractor. I have quite a stack of wood and rails for the bee yard for our construction projects. Just need some dry time so the vehicles won't get stuck in the mud.
There were many training events and seminars last month. Hopefully everyone got to attend a couple...Dr. Jim Tew had a full house for the MCBA meeting on March 17th. I believe it was our second largest attend meeting yet! Robber screens, shims and other bee supplies were available for the members to purchase. Spring was in the air!
Adam Stearns still needs honey for the marathon and help with the seed bomb project. Please contact him if you are able to contribute honey or assist in packaging the seeds.
The Executive Committee will meet on April 24th and if you have any questions or concerns you like entertained, please contact me so I can address the issues of the club. Your participation is what makes our club work so well!
This year my focus will be on the club's bee yard. If you are interested in assisting with the bees, forage plants or just keeping the bee yard maintained, please give me a call! I am looking into Hive Tracks for our club to monitor all the hives and progress in the bee yard. This application allows you to keep notes on a computer...maybe this will solve some note taking issues. (remember taking notes?) We will need volunteers to build hive stands and a storage shed. Please bee involved if you have the time...
Executive Board Meeting - April 24, 2014 6pm at Root Lunch Room
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WANTED: County Bee Inspector for Summit and Cuyahoga County for the 2014 season
If you are interested or have suggestions, please contact Barbara Bloetscher, ODA State Apiarist , Bbloetscher@agri.ohio.gov 614-728-6373 and/or Cindy McGinnis at same number.
Other Counties will be looking for County Inspectors too, so please contact us if you are interested in being the Inspector for other Counties. read more ...
MCBA has a strong mentoring tradition. In the past, we let everyone know who was willing to serve as a mentor only via our club roster. In order to help new beekeepers find us, we are experimenting with an online mentor list. If you are interested in serving as a member, just add yourself to the list.
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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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17 April 2014