Presentation on theme: "Welcome to the First December CCBA Meeting Cold. Agenda Introduction: Keith Jardine – President (chief drone) Kelly McGrory – Vice President Dan Borkoski."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to the First December CCBA Meeting Cold
Agenda Introduction: Keith Jardine – President (chief drone) Kelly McGrory – Vice President Dan Borkoski – Secretary Chris Biondi – Treasurer – Money Man
Agenda continued What to do now with my bees (Candy or Sugar) Beginning Beekeeping – what options are for you Peter Lindtner, author of the book ‘Garden Plants for Honey Bees’ will be presenting his slide show. This will be an amazing opportunity to listen and learn about the plants that our bees favor.
Jeffery Giannini Remember to strap your hives.
Making Candy 25 lbs. white sugar 2 liters hot water 20 ml cider or white vinegar Add more sugar, but keep liquid Takes about an hour Stir continuously – till 234F ( I do 236) Add 1 lb soy flour or pollen when cooling Pour into candy board, cool and invert on hive
Weighing Hives Scale on front of hive Shark Hook is optional
Weighing Hives Back of hive
Weighing hives My old fishing scale – biggest fish with this 220lb scale? More than scale could handle
Candy Board Winterizing inner cover
Winterizing Inner Cover Masking tape
Winterizing Inner Cover 10 lbs. Candy
Winterizing Inner Cover Make sure there is an entrance open at the top.
This winter has been forecast to be very cold. Paper bark – pollen in spring. Prepare your hives well.
Winter Single hive on four hive stand.
Trees falling Notice double strap.
Newtown Square Apiary Winter Mice Wrapping
Packaged Bee Failures 68% failure in 2014 Queens often die Queen supersedure after introduction Swarming after introduction Drone laying queens We need to emphasize local queens and nucs
Oxalic Blast 35 g mixed with one liter of 1:1 sugar water 5ml per seam of bees 50ml total for large colony 30ml total for small colony Wear gloves, eye protection and keep water at hand in case of splashes.
Garden Plants for Honey Bees by Peter Lindtner is the culmination of a lifetime of photography, beekeeping, and horticulture. With each plant accompanied by a simple pollen and nectar production rating guide derived from his careful observations, this photo-rich guide can help you identify your most bee-friendly plants, cont…
add more to your landscaping and even plot a season-long supply of bee-preferred nectar and pollen producers in your own backyard. It contains over 750 distinct photos and scanning electron micrographs of pollen grains.