John and Susanna Favaron installed bees in the observation hive at the Caesar Creek Nature Center! Many more hands from our club and Erin and Jonas from the Nature Center have helped get the hive usable and running. It is sure to spark conversations about the role of bees for pollination and honey production and just may inspire future beekeepers! Be sure to stop by the Nature Center at Caesar Creek to check it out.
Geoff Hultgren and his daughter Frances recently gave of their time to present to the Summer Camp at Quaker Knoll. The children were very intrigued and enjoyed trying on protective gear for size!
The sun was shining at the Caesar Creek Nature Center Saturday as club member John Favaron brought his observation hive and shared with the visitors about caring for honey bees. Fantastic job, John!
A big thank you to Alex Zomchek for speaking at our June club meeting! He shared his experience on apiary management and answered lots of our questions. What were some of the biggest takeaways? Monitor your colonies, learn their ebbs and flows and be prepared to help them to build their fall nest in the same way we help them to build their spring nest.
Our June meeting is this coming up, Sunday June 9th at 1 p.m. Alex Zomchek will be our guest speaker. He does honey bee research out of Miami Oxford and is also a Master Beekeeper instructor, but this national speaker won’t leave us bored, so mark your calendars to come to the meeting!
Our meeting is held in the basement of the Lebanon Presbyterian Church, 123 N East St. Enter the building from the north end of the alley behind the church. 🐝
Do you have a honey bee swarm? If you are not sure refer to our Bee ID page. There is more useful information about honey bees on this web page. If they are honey bees, call one of our member Swarm Catchers for swarm removal. PLEASE Do not spray them. Thank you.
Vice president Geoff Hultgren and daughter Frances participating in the Warren County 4H clinic. They are answering questions of 4Hers considering the beekeeping project.
Another educational and enjoyable meeting for local beekeepers. The Q&A session helped answer almost a dozen questions from new beekeepers. John Favaron covered important aspects of package installation.
Thank you Terry Liberman-Smith for your post.
With a new year comes new officers. Our 2019 club officers, voted in at the December meeting are as follows:
President – Paul Dorger
Vice President – Geoff Hultgren
Treasurer – Keith Mealy
Secretary – Alice Craig
Let’s all welcome them and thank them for stepping up for the club.
Thank you!: what a wonderful gathering! Welcome to all the new beekeepers and a “Nice to see you!” to the experienced beekeepers.
Presentation: About a dozen different beekeepers presented short, focused Best practices presentation. It was a refreshing presentation.
Volunteer Opportunities: Refreshment sign-ups w Anne Richardson. Sign up and share the responsibility one month with another beekeeper. Mentoring/being Mentored: We are in process of completing a mentor/mentee application. We will post it as soon as we have it done. We always need more Mentors so even if you have only been keeping bees for a year, volunteer to help a neighbor do their first hive inspections or plan their monitoring calendar or help them spot the queen. It’s a nice way to meet folks who share your interest in beekeeping.