Pretty good information about honey:  http://www.storyofhoney.com/

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2015 New Beekeepers Instruction  Begins February 21, 2015
     Apiary Chores for January  (IF OUTSIDE TEMPS ARE ABOVE 60 F.)   

If necessary, feed fondant  and pollen patty inside the hive.  Too cool yet for 1:1 sugar water.

MAKE SURE bees enter through the smaller entrance reducer hole.

Insert IPM boards to reduce cold drafts inside the lower brood chamber.

VENTILATION BECOMES ESSENTIAL DURING WARM DAYS AND COLD NIGHTS! DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT?       Get Answers?
        NOW IS THE TIME TO PAY DUES. Link to PDFMembership Form.
Caswell County Beekeepers Links
Monthly Meetings- We meet at 7 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of each month in the Agriculture Building lower level. Meeting Calendar




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The 2015 New Beekeepers Classes are 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)
Seat Reservation is $5     Class Sign Up
Contact email:  info@thebeeschool.org
JANUARY BEES
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.
What Are Our Bees  Doing Right Now?

-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.
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