May 7, 9:00 AM
Summer Hive Inspection Workshop
Massaro Community Farm
Summer management of the hive is never a one-time-a season event. It is ongoing and can be intense. What we do now (or don’t) will indicate the trajectory of the hive as we approach winter. Yes, at the summer solstice the bees begin to think of winter while we think of summer fun. What is your summer inspection plan? This workshop will assist you in forming an effective plan. Expect a discussion on the small hive beetle, varroa, disease, mite treatment, growth of the hive, the queen, the honey harvest, etc.
Led by Bill Hesbach
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.
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