Just a reminder that our first weekly apiary session will be tomorrow – Saturday morning at 9:30 – These sessions are open to anyone who is interested – no need to be a club member or have bees. The location is 5357 Bob Lynn rd. Cookeville TN 38501 – I estimate that it will only last about 45 – 75 minutes. Please be prompt as we will try to start on time. You must Bring your own veil and you must wear it – other protective equipment is optional, but be warned – mine are not the most friendly bees you might ever meet.
If you are a new beekeeper I strongly reccomend that you make time and take the time to attend these sessions – this will be one of your best opportunities to see first hand and hands on everything that you need to know about inspecting and manipulating your own bees.
Tomorrows weather forecast is for it to be around 50 degrees at the time of our apiary session. Some of you may be under the impression that you can only work bees in the middle of a sunny day, but actually as long as the temp is not too cold, rainy or windy commercial beekeepers work bees under a wide range of conditions – they have to in order to make a living. So even though the conditions may not be perfect we are going to proceed as planned beginning a 9:30 AM so that everyone can go on to their regularly scheduled Saturday activities.
Some of the actions which will be covered during the season:
Treating for mites
Transferring brood between hives
Use of the queen excluder
Directions from North Willow and 12th street (TTU Gym and Hooper Eblen Center basketball arena)
From Intersection of N. Willow and 12th street Head North on Willow.
Continue North on Willow approx 3.1 miles
Turn Right on Bob Lynn rd.
Continue on Bob Lynn rd for approx .4 miles.
Apiary is visible from the road on the Right – wooded area about 600 ft past Fox Ridge Rd.
Please park on rd.
See you on Saturday!