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Back Yard Beekeepers Association

A club for the Hobbyist Beekeeper, based in Southwestern Connecticut

May Special Topics & NewBee Fundamentals

  • Tuesday, May 18, 2021
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom - Details in Confirmation Email


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The February New Bees & Special Topics meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 6:30pm.

Please find session descriptions below.  Zoom session information will be sent in registration confirmation email.

NewBee Fundamentals
The season is swinging into high gear, the bees are installed and colonies are building quickly.  We’ll review the colony’s typical growth path through the first 6-8 weeks, both in population numbers and broodnest size.  We’ll also review how to gauge the colony’s health and review the various techniques for monitoring varroa mite levels.

Special Topics

May is a busy month with many sources of nectar and pollen. It's also the beginning of swarm season. This month we will discuss how to detect the first signs of a colony's intention to swarm and some interventions to help manage swarms. Early May is an excellent time to evaluate incoming nectar and super your colonies for honey production. Join us for a lively discussion of these special topics and more, including making splits and what's blooming in your area.

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