At our April meeting:
(Thursday 23rd, 2015, 6 pm)
(1) Varroa mites.
Varroa’s full name is Varroa
destructor, and that’s what they do,
destroy your colony.
Varroa mites are the biggest problem
facing beekeepers today, they suck
the bee’s blood and weaken them
and are vectors for disease. All of
our bee colonies are infested with
varroa, so how can we cope with
BASC President, Robin Theron will
explain the life cycle of these pests
with slides and show what you can
do to save your bees. learn how to
save your colony, how to test for
varroa and how to treat it. We will
also be giving out a limited number
of free test kits.
Of course, inspecting for varroa is
only a portion of the inspection. In the
second part of the meeting will
explain how to inspect your hive.
Inspecting our hives begins when we
first walk up to it. We will explain how
to approach a hive and what to look
for when we open it up.
2015 Hands On BEEKEEPING CLASS
HANDS-ON SEMINAR Come and joinus as we inspect our hives. Beginners bring your questions, you old timers bring some answers. Also bring your veil, suit, hat and gloves. Please donate 20 or 30 dollars to the Hathaway Museum. Class begins at 10;00AM, runs to 12:00 or 1:00, May 2, June 6, July 4. Hathaway Ranch and Oil Museum 11901 E. Florence Ave, Santa Fe Springs, CA Questions call Sally or Dick Dyer (562)947-7695
This month’s meeting will be Thursday April 23rd at the usual location: La Mirada Civic Center is 13710 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada, CA 90638 at 6:30PM. Meetings are always open, and everybody is always welcome. If anybody needs directions driving please call Rich at (949)458-6532 Refreshments are supplied by the club.
For those interested in contacting other club members via email to discussing beekeeping issues, please join our Yahoo Group at http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/bkasc/info