Our first monthly meeting is tomorrow, 2/13, at 7 PM!
In the Sunday, February 4, 2018, edition of the Brown County Press, there is a classified ad seeking a bee inspector for Brown County. Those interested may submit an application with the Board of Brown County Commissioners, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Suite 101, Georgetown, Ohio 45121.
Our first meeting of 2018 will be held on Tuesday Feb. 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Western Brown High School in Mt. Orab. Our guest speaker will be Kevin Hale, owner of Hale’s Honey of Wellington, Ky. Kevin’s program will be on ‘‘Honey Bee Nutrition-What, When and How to Feed Bees”. Hope to see you there!
If you are interested in going, sign up soon. It fills up very quickly!
Join us for an Introduction to Beekeeping at 11 a.m., January 13 at the Owensville Branch Library. Gary Keuffer, master gardener and coordinator of education for the Brown County Beekeepers Association will be on hand to teach us the basics. For more information or to RSVP, call the library at 732-6084 or sign up online. For teens and adults.
The Brown County Beekeepers will hold their last meeting of the year on November 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the Western Brown High School. There will be a short business meeting which will include the election of officers for 2018. The program for November will be food and fellowship. Please bring some food to share and enjoy fellowship with your fellow beekeepers.
First we’d like to thank everybody who came out to see us at the Brown County Fair. We enjoyed meeting you and hope you found our booth both fun and educational. In addition we would also like to thank all our volunteers for coming out and assisting with running the booth. Your time and work is very much appreciated.
Now onto our next meeting which will feature guest speaker Colleen Penquite. Colleen is the founder of The Girls Beekeeping Club. The Girls Beekeeping Club is an informal organization, created 3 years ago and promotes women sharing their experience in the world of beekeeping. The 50 member organization meets quarterly and believes in the philosophy of women supporting women. Colleen will be sharing information about her club along with the practices she uses for natural beekeeping.
The BCBA would like to thank Dr. Todd Kirchhoff of School House Bees Inc for coming out and putting on a great presentation. Dr. Todd Kirchhoff provided a lot of great information on getting your hives ready for winter, including the very enlightening side of a wet bee is a dead bee. It is often not the cold that kills your bee’s in the winter, but rather the moisture created by large temperature changes during the late fall and early spring. Poor air circulation can cause a build up of moisture. Because the bees have no away of expelling or reducing the moisture, the bees can essentially drown to death. This is just 1 small piece of great information provided by School House Bees Inc. If you want to learn more or find out about there available products and services. Then check them out at https://schoolhousebees.com