May 2018 Meeting Agenda
Date: May 17, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Location: Hardin County Extension Office
Welcome to both members and guests.
GUEST SPEAKERS: Chris Renfrow- Queen Rearing
Minutes from last meeting by the Secretary.
- The minutes were sent to everyone’s email and was posted to website.
- A copy is available for anyone to review during this meeting
Number in attendance last meeting:
Financial Report presented by the Treasurer
- New/Renewed Memberships:
- April 28th Seminar & School
- Business Report
- Next month’s meeting
- Currently the hives are growing in population and many have reached the stage for swarming. The swarming is activated in most cases by the lack of space in the hive for the bees to bring in nectar and pollen and/or the lack of space for the queen to continue laying eggs.
- The bees are actively bring in nectar and pollen because the nectar flow has started. Honey supers must be added on a regular basis
- Some hives will go queen less due to the age or health of the queen or due to swarming.
- Re-queening of hives is a normal this time of year.
- If you haven’t added supers, you need to! Basically, when adding supers always start off with 2 supers and add additional ones well in advance of those first 2 being completely filled. Continue to add supers one at a time until you harvest honey. It is not uncommon for there to be 4 supers on a good productive hive by the time you harvest honey in late June or early July.