Sussex County Beekeeping Association 

Next Meeting

April 26, 2022

Guest Speaker: Landi Simone

Topic: “Reading the Frames.”
Join Landi Simone as she casts the beekeeper in the role of detective looking for clues and evidence needed to “solve” the mystery of our bees’ health and well-being right there on the frames in the hive. Learn how to read those frames so you can decide what actions to take to best benefit our bees.

DATE: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
TIME: 7pm-9pm
The Richards Building
Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Rd, Augusta, NJ 07822

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Coffee, drinks and dessert will be compliments of SCBA.

Let’s Talk About

Varroa Destructor

Dear Fellow Sussex Beekeeper-

Keeping track of the varroa destructor levels in your hives, and treating those parasites, is paramount to your success as a beekeeper, and your bee’s ability to survive the onslaught of the bee viruses the mites vector. As we’ve discussed, in order to accurately and simply establish mite loads, you need to perform monthly checks.  We’ve attached a link here to a short educational video performed by Randy Oliver, researcher and beekeeper, and author of the web page  The video is titled “Randy’s Mite Wash Video“. Randy’s web page also offers an instructional aid on how to create your own inexpensive mite shaker. Please log on to Randy’s site, use it as you wish, and feel free to make a contribution if you’re so moved.
Thank you and Bee well.
Tom Makoujy, Pres.

Sussex County Beekeepers Association

Name That Masked Beekeeper

Can you recognize your club members in their full beekeeping regalia? We all have a unique way of handling our bees–a special way we waddle when being chased by our hive. Send in your photos and give others a chance to Name That Masked Member.