Our April MCBA meeting scheduled for 4/2/20202 will be cancelled.
We will keep our membership informed through e-mail as to when and where the bee pickup will be located if you ordered bees. This will be a controlled operation. Other than the people needed to hand out the packages, only one person will be allowed into the building at a time. There will be no group conversations (social distancing) outside at the pickup point. When you drive up, please do not get out of your vehicle until it is your turn. There will be pollen patties for sale for $2.50 each. We only ordered two cases (80), so one patty per box of bees please.
I also have an excellent Beginner DVD for our newcomers, so please e-mail me (Dave Pozorski) @ email@example.com if you are interested in acquiring one.
If are in need of help installing your bees, please let us know. We will be setting a mentor system this year.
We had a good turnout for our bee order meeting and things went smoothly. 181 packages & 5 NUCS were ordered at a cost of $23,830. Your fellow members ordered: 18 x 3# Italian, 50 x 3# Carniolan, 85 x 3# Buckfast, 12 x 2# Italian, 5 x 2# Carniolan, & 11 x 2# Buckfast packages of bees. We will keep you informed as the delivery date nears and we have a better handle on that delivery date.
A special meeting will be held to assemble our association’s 2020 group bee order. The meeting will be held at the Manitowoc County office building located at 4319 Expo Drive in Manitowoc at 6 PM on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Orders will be taken at or before the meeting. Details of the bee order can be found on the following form: 2020 Bee Order Form
This is an important article / study for us beekeepers. This reinforces what has been suspected for years now.
Check out this amazing TED Talk:
Anand Varma: A thrilling look at the first 21 days of a bee’s life
It’s not every day you get to see a bee developing in the hive. The author has condensed 21 days into a 6 minute video. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Our association seeks to educate the public and share beekeeping knowledge amonst our members. We hope you can join us at one of our upcoming meetings (first thursday of each month or at anther community event where we are represented. Jason A. 2017 President. Mtwcbeekeepers@gmail.com