The2015 New Beekeepers Classesare held in conjunction with The Bee School
Location: Same location as our meetings- lower level of the Agriculture Building which is adjacent to the Old Court House in the center of Yanceyville, NC. Parking is behind the Old Court House. Google Map.
The class will meet each Saturday morning 8:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Class Dates: From February 21 through March 28, 2015
Cost is $75 for adults, $55 for youth ages 12 through 15 (youth must attend class with a parent or guardian)
Ever since the December winter solstice, our girls have been warming up the brood chamber, getting ready for the queen to lay new brood. The bees need plenty of carbs to keep themselves and the cluster warm, so make sure your bees have plenty to eat.
-On cold days they cluster together around the queen. -On colder days, they cluster in a much tighter group. -They consume honey which they convert to heat. -If bees become too cold to move, they can not get to their honey supply. This situation can become fatal. -On warm days, about 50 degrees, bees fly out on quick “poop” flights. Beekeepers should ensure the hive entrances remain open.