The club will soon be taking on a hive monitoring role for the Department of Primary Industries (DPI), which will be establishing 2 sentinel hives at the Port of Eden.
This is part of the National Sentinel Hive Program which was established in 2000 to improve post-border monitoring around Australia for exotic pests of honey bees, including Varroa mites, Tropilaelaps mites and Tracheal mite.
What a dry month it has been. That means that you need to make sure that your bees have access to water. Many of us never see the bees drinking but they do. If their usual water has dried up, the water you provide will be used even if you don’t see them use it.
A highlight of the course was the outstanding artistic talent that emerged….as you can see from the amazing mural students painted on a wall at Bega High School, and from artwork on the hives themselves – see following page.
This month we feature will feature Top Bar Hives presented by Gavin Smith. We will also hold an auction of bee equipment donated to our club from Bob Perkins' estate. For more info on this event click the "VIEW EVENTS" icon.
the shop will be open from approx 9.30AM
the meeting starts at 10.00AM in the clubhouse
if weather permits we may inspect beehives in the apiary
please bring along your beekeeping protective clothing, if you don't have an outfit we can provide you one for the event
Members, you are encouraged to read the email sent to you by the ABA on Friday, 22 September 2017. That email included communication in relation to October 2017 being AFB Awareness Month and advising Members of the availability of a
“Free AFB pack”
AFB packs are available for every Member. See below how you can secure your pack.