Thursday, January 21, 2021

2021 PACKAGE BEES

 We are going to offer bee packages again this year.  This is one of the top benefits we offer to members.  The packages will be Italian bees and will come from Wilbanks Apiaries in Claxton, GA as they did last year. Cost will be $125.00 for a 3# package with a marked queen. We expect delivery on March 27th, weather permitting.  Pickups will be similar to last year with the location to be determined closer to delivery.  Payment is due by January 31, 2021 and should be mailed to Cherokee Beekeepers Association, PO Box 71, Athens, TN 37371. 

 

TBA HIVE TOOL

 TBA MEMBERS

The latest TBA Hive Tool email came out 1/18. Lots of great information. You might want to read it then forward to a beekeeping friend.

WINTER CAUTION

 WINTER CAUTION!

Queen laying has increased
Brood is expanding
Winter stores being consumed
Increased moisture due to more activity
EQUALS-Possible starvation and/or wet bees
WHAT TO DO-Check stores(when bees are active). Feed dry or patty food as needed. NO LIQUID FOOD! Check for excessive condensation on top of frames. Remove moisture with a paper or cloth towel. Increase ventilation as needed.
Additional helpful recommendation are welcome.
BEEKEEPERS HELPING BEEKEEPERS

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Saturday Package Bees pick up location.

Because the Co-Op will be closed when our packages arrive and we will not have space there to set up a drive- through for pick-up. We have permission, from Michael’s restaurant, to set it up in the restaurant’s back parking lot. The restaurant is directly across from the Co-Op.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Package bees

Package bees should arrive this Saturday, March 28th. Make sure your hives are ready, assembled, painted and placed where you will be installing your bees. The hardest thing about installation is getting the feeder can out. Here’s a couple of things that works.  A suction cup or magnet works great! Outside of that it should be a breeze. If you need help!

CALL YOUR MENTOR or AN INSPECTOR!

MIGHT NEED TO STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE. WE NEED TO SUPPORT SOCIAL DISTANCING.  JUST LINE UP LIKE YOU’RE GOING TO A SATURDAY DRIVE-IN THEATRE. IT WILL BE FUN.