November 2015 Newsletter

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ACBA – Meeting will be held Monday November 9th at the Starr Town Hall at 7:00pm.

 

Our guest speaker will be Virginia Webb. Virginia is very active in Apimondia and will be discussing this wonderful association prior to her wax demonstration. She will be conducting a hands on demonstration making wax products (non-candle).

 

Hopefully you have been diligent through the season and your bees are ready for winter. Full super of honey along with honey in the brood box should get most hives through the winter. Temperatures are still in our favor to be feeding 50/50 sugar syrup either on the hive or with a community feeder. If you have any hives too small to make it through the winter the time to combine is now, do not delay.

 

We have a great December social planned this year. More to come!!

 

Meeting agenda will cover

  • General business
  • Virginia Webb, Apimondia
  • Virginia Webb, wax demonstration

INSIDE THE HIVE

 

November – Finish Winter Preparation

 

Install mouse guards if you are using. Continue feeding 50/50 sugar syrup as needed. Ventilate hive is condensation is present. 1/8 inch shim on one end of the inner cover should be sufficient. Replace any defective equipment. Remove any queen excluders that are between the bees and winter stores. The cluster will not leave the queen behind! A good month to be selling honey!!

 

See you soon.

 

 

James Ott

Owner, Cedar Ridge Apiary

President, Anderson County Beekeepers Association

864 221-2123

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