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PRESIDENT’S LETTER MAY 5, 2017

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Hello to All,

The Spring Conference is now thankfully behind us.  For those of you who attended, I think you must admit that it was wonderful.  Speakers were dynamic, entertaining, and gracious to us.  For those of you who helped, I am eternally grateful for without you we could have never have produced such a successful event.  For those of you who missed it…to bad, so sad!

President's Message April 28, 2016

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As Always, Hello to All,

The last time I wrote we were experiencing snow and freezing rain.  Today the springtime that we were promised has arrived.  Grass is growing, flowering trees are in full bloom, and hopefully hives are bursting.  Well, maybe not quite bursting.  Maybe enough open comb to discourage swarming.  And with the springtime comes busy times for the beekeeper.

President's Message March 20, 2016

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A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

March 20, 2016

Hello to All,

As I write this, light snow is falling.  I thought they promised us a spring.  Have you been into your bees yet?  I applied oxalic acid in late February and was astonished at the mite drop, both in the effectiveness of the treatment, and the infestation of mites.  This is a situation that I’m afraid we will have to contend with.                                                    

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President's Letter October 2015

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Hello to All,

Well, things are finally winding down.  A few remaining supers to be extracted, final feedings, medications to be removed and mouse guards to be placed.  Maybe some repair work to be addressed and then to settle in to read over the winter.  And one last club meeting to look forward to before the end of the year.

As usual, we will be meeting on the third Thursday of the month, November 19 at the Good Zoo, starting at 7:00 pm.  Not to worry, Thanksgiving is the following Thursday.  Thanksgiving??  Already??  Yesterday was Labor Day wasn’t it??

PRESIDENT'S LETTER FEBRUARY 2015

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A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Hello to All,

Even though the groundhog saw his shadow, we are within six weeks of spring and certainly you will be into your colonies at least to check on them even before that.  For now though we are confined to ordering new equipment, repairing old, and reading, reading, reading.

Wax Moth Trap

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The September issue of Bee Culture contains a very informative article on the control of the wax moth.  Among other measures discussed, the writer describes a wax moth trap that is very simple and may aid in the control of the moths/worms in stored boxes. 

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