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Here we are checking out the bees.
We support a speakers bureau with individuals enthusiastic about presenting programs on bees and beekeeping for private and civic groups. The Tri-State Beekeepers Association welcomes all interested individuals to contact us for an informative and memorable experience.
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Hello to All,

Please allow me to take this opportunity to invite you to attend our 2015 open hive demonstration to be held at the Good Zoo on Saturday, June 20 at 1:00 pm.  The program will be structured with formal presentations to include Elements of the Hive Body, Inner Workings of the Colony, and Evaluation of the Diseases of the Colony.  Several hives will be used in the demonstrations.

The management of the Good Zoo has been gracious in allowing us to use our regular meeting room on Saturday afternoon, so the program can unfold rain or shine.  In addition, we thought that the event could also afford us the opportunity to party.  Following the open hive demonstration, we will retreat to the meeting room to enjoy.  The club will provide chicken and we ask that you bring a covered dish or beverage as we do at the August picnic.  In addition, we will have samples of the mead that was made at our November meeting.

To allow us to order appropriate amounts, you are asked to respond to John Welty at jwelty1@comcast.net or call at (304) 280-6813 by Monday, June 15 to let him know that you will be able to attend.  You are invited to bring a guest and to include anyone interested in beekeeping.  While we have extra veils for use, you are asked to bring your own also.  Remember, we will be in a bee yard and I suggest that you dress accordingly as we will be manipulating the colonies and some residents may not be pleased.

I think this will be an opportunity to resolve some of the questions in beekeeping that continue to arise and I promise you a wealth of information to be gained.  I look forward to seeing all of you at the event.