Back Yard Beekeepers Association

A club for the Hobbyist Beekeeper, based in Southwestern Connecticut

March Regular Meeting

  • Tuesday, March 29, 2022
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Hybrid Meeting- Norfield Congregational Church OR Zoom

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The March regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, March, 29th, 2022 at 7:30 pm.

Dewey Caron - Evaluating Your Spring Colony

Have you looked yet to determine if your bees survived winter? Average losses for Connecticut beekeepers were 49.76% last year, according to the Bee Informed survey (51 individual respondents with 448 fall colonies) - well above the average overwintering losses, the highest of New England states and well above the 32.2% average loss of US beekeepers. Colonies in late March can be weak, just right or strong (the Goldilocks evaluation). Survivors need attention relative to their strength in April. I will discuss how to approach early spring management of surviving colonies.

About the Speaker

Dr. Dewey M. Caron,  Emeritus Professor of Entomology & Wildlife Ecology, Univ of Delaware, & Affiliate Professor, Dept Horticulture, Oregon State University.  After retirement in 2009, I moved to Portland, OR to be closer to grandkids.  In retirement, I remain active in bee education, writing for newsletters, giving Bee Short Courses, assisting in several Master beekeeper programs, and giving presentations to local, state, and regional bee clubs.

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