February 7, 2018

Hello to All,

Let me take this opportunity to remind you of the club meeting on Thursday, February 15 at the Zoo building.  Wade Stiltner, the chief WV Apiary Inspector, will be talking to us about small hive beetles, a growing threat to our colonies.

At that meeting we will be taking 2018 membership dues of $15.  Also, we will be taking orders for bees.  We again have 5 frame nucs available from Mark Bedillion at $165 and the California 3# packages with a queen available at $135.  The suppliers are asking for the money up front, so payment must accompany your order.  We are providing this as a service to active club members only, so if you have not attended a meeting since you last purchased bees, please consider searching elsewhere for your bees.  This is not a community service.

Please plan to arrive early to get dues collection and bee ordering accomplished before the meeting begins at 7:00.  We look forward to seeing all of you that evening.

Steve