Tue, Jun 08 | Crawfordville

June 8 2021 Meeting - Premeeting and Meeting

Ah! the warm days of summer and with them come BUGS. Join us early, in person for honey extraction and then stay for the meeting
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June 8 2021 Meeting - Premeeting and Meeting

Time & Location

Jun 08, 6:30 PM
Crawfordville, 84 Cedar Ave, Crawfordville, FL 32327, USA

About the Event

June ABA Meeting - IN PERSON and via Zoom

As promised the June meeting will start early (5:30pm) and in person with a honey extraction demonstration. The regular ABA meeting will begin at 6:30 there as well. The in-person demonstration and meeting be outdoors in the pole barn at the Wakulla County Agricultural Extension Office, 84 Cedar Avenue, Crawfordville. AND we'll meet via Zoom on June 8th at 6:30pm for our regular meeting. RSVP  by noon on the 8th, at the website to get zoom details via email in the afternoon.

Meeting starts promptly at 6:30pm

Ah! the summer solstice is on the way. Gentle rains, warm days, everything is growing -- and the pests invite themselves to the feast. Jeff Pippen, Apiary Inspector from the FDACS - Apiary Division, will be on hand at 6:30 to discuss pest management. In tonight's meeting you'll find out about the most prevalent insect pests for beekeepers in our area. Jeff will share tips on what to watch for, how to control them and what to do when they threaten to overwhelm your bee yard. Pests to be discussed include:

  • varroa mites
  • small hive beetles (SHB)
  • wax moths
  • other pests and creepy-crawlies

Pest management is more than just knowing what to look for and what to do. The best beekeepers have an integrated plan that works around the bee calendar and rotates treatment methods. Hear what others do as well.

We will also addresses topics that have been posted on the Forum during the past month. If you have a specific question, email us before the meeting and we'll give you some advice. For those who do not wish to join in person, be sure to RSVP here so you'll receive the Zoom sign-in link. You must RSVP here by noon on the day of the event to have the link emailed to you.

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