Sat, Sep 14|
Boulder Knoll Bee Yard
Varroa Counts and Honey Stores Evaluation
In this workshop, we’ll consider colony size, determine if the honey stores are sufficient, and, if not, how to feed to increase stores.
Time & Location
Sep 14, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Boulder Knoll Bee Yard, 875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
In this workshop, we’ll consider colony size, determine if the honey stores are sufficient, and, if not, how to feed to increase stores. Varroa populations are beginning to peak, so we will see if this year's varroa counts follow the uptick in numbers observed in previous seasons.
September is an excellent time to consider combining colonies. We will discuss how to combine colonies and, more importantly, how to choose the proper ones for the best chance of survival.
- Research feeding options.
- Research how varroa roll counts can grow in fall.
Led by Bill Hesbach, CBA President
Bill is an Eastern Apicultural Society Certified Master Beekeeper, graduate of the University of Montana's master beekeeping program, and president of the Connecticut Beekeepers Association. He teaches bee biology and various beekeeping methods, and appears as a guest speaker at local and regional beekeeping seminars. Bill has been published in Bee Culture, Bee Craft, and The American Bee Journal, and was presented the Distinguished Speaker Award at the 2019 EAS conference. Special interests include bee biology and flight, and the connection between local flora and bee behavior.