The annual beekeeping symposium will be be held on February 1, 2014. The location will be the Lowder Business School (now renamed the: Raymond J. Harbert College of Business where the meeting has been historically held. This symposium is well attended and is a cooperative project between the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Alabama Beekeepers Association.
Registration information is available at: Symposium Pre-Registration Important – the information must be downloaded to make included url links active. The document cannot simply be viewed and the links be active.
Lunch will be provided by the Alabama State Beekeepers’ Association for all who pre-register by January 22, 2014. A lunch ticket will be required and will be in the pre-registration packet. This is a change from the procedure of previous years. Lunch will be served at Ham Wilson – Livestock Arena at: 650 South Donahue Drive, Auburn University, Alabama
Maple blooms portend the arrival of spring for honeybees, yet I rarely (never) see a forager on maple blooms. Are maples getting credit for the pollen efforts of other early blooming plants or do I need stronger glasses?
A Maple Bloom (NE Ohio, March 2012)
I would appreciate any information and testimonials anyone might have related to new equipment offerings in the catalogs or that you may have constructed yourselves. I am presenting a discussion this upcoming Saturday on “New but useful equipment”. I could use some help.
A yard of British National Hives
Due to weather, bees cannot fly, but weather is warm enough to get out and see how things are. So far, all has worked well.
A short, colorful book that covers all the general aspects of common beekeeping is available at: http://go.osu.edu/CPj or can be purchased from the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service at: https://store.aces.edu/ItemDetail.aspx?ProductID=13350
There is a learning curve involved in all this. Be patient as I learn (and am taught) how to operate this system and get postings out. Thanks