Sussex County Beekeeping Association
Next Member Meeting
"Maximizing Honey Production"
Guest Speaker: Grant Stiles
Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Location: The Richards Building, Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Road, Augusta, NJ 07822
If you need to order any equipment or supplies, please contact Grant and he will deliver your order to the meeting.
Let's Talk About
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 Scientificbeekeeping.com. 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.