What is this plant name? Colorful and the bees were eager to visit it.
For registration information, see the bar at the top of this page. Early electronic registration closes January 23, 2015 and mail-ins must be posted by the same date.
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
20th Annual Beekeeping Symposium
The following vendors have indicated that they will be at this year’s meeting:
3364-A Ga Highway 33 N
Moultrie, GA 31768-0383
Dadant & Sons, Inc.
PO Box 888
High Springs, FL 32655
Branch Manager: Ray Latner
The Hairloom LLC.
Alexander City, AL
Cynthia and Chris Traylor
Bee Art and Jewelry
Walter T. Kelley Bee Co.
PO Box 240
807 West Main Street
Clarkson, KY 42726
Mann Lake Ltd.
501 S. 1st St.
Hackensack, Minnesota 56452
by The Haselmaier Company. LLC
Haynes & Janet Haselmaier
Wicwas Press LLC
1620 Miller Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Rock Bridge Trees
Look at the bar across the top of this page for information and the online registration site. The 20th meeting will be a new location – The Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center, in Clanton, Alabama. You will know you have found the correct interstate exit when you see the obvious Peach-shaped water tower. This is a major beekeeping meeting. Don’t miss it.
I had several large, late season swarms that are uncommon in Ohio. Two of the colonies did not successfully requeen. I am uncertain what this late season biology means for the bees and their colony survival. Any thoughts?
I don’t sense that they are problem, but there are definitely more yellowjackets attacking my colonies that in past years. They enter the hive freely and once inside, I can’t tell what is ongoing. There are few dead ones out front. When possible, I will photograph the yellowjacket events.
As they did last year, honey bee water foragers are on the job collecting water in very brisk weather. The job is a dangerous one and many foragers do not complete the trip. Once in the water, they chill quickly.
For participants at the 150th Birthday celebration at Hamilton, IL on March 16, 2013, I have posted my pdf notes from my Drone Biology presentation. I greatly enjoyed the event and appreciate the great audience response to all the speakers and events.
The Unloved Drone pdf notes
A generalized basic beekeeping training program is posted at: http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/beekeeping_class/frame-assembly/
It is 34 video clips and a few captured PowerPoint programs supported by review questions. The clips are concise ranging from 3-9 minutes. We hope that this will assist new beekeepers in acquiring experience and skill.
My 2-year old grand daughter was stung by a Yellowjacket. At this moment she is napping, but when she awakes she still will not like any stinging insect. Not much I can say to change her 2-year old mind.
I have posted a short video of honey bee wash boarding behavior on YouTube at: http://goo.gl/duFdi
One particular colony was remarkably active all summer (2012) in NE Ohio. Most colonies showed some of this behavior, but this colony was exceptional.