Queen's Castle Beekeepers Assoc.
Minutes for the Queen’s Castle Beekeepers Assoc.
21980 U. S. Hwy 29, Andalusia, AL 36420, 334-222-0751/376-9824
officers are: President - Lucy Blount
Vice-President - OJ Blount
- Lucy Blount (Temporary)
- Keith Robinson
Photographer/Historian - Sharon Campbell
- Randy Shaffer
following items were discussed:
concerned about his front entrance bottom board getting wet when it
suggested that he could tilt the front of the hive down, or he could
put a cover on top
extended out over the front entrance.
was reminded to change the lime or DE in the bottom tray of their
it gets wet or rains.
want to seal
before you paint it, you can boil linseed oil and beeswax and paint
your hive in it.
hives do not need to be painted, but they will last longer if they
old frames, you can dip them in lye soap or Clorox bleach water.
said the bees begin to swarm in early March. He said he'd
already gotten 80 swarms out of his 50 hives.
To split a
hive put the old queen in a new hive with frames of honey, bee food
and brood; and
comb, if you have it.
In the old hive, make
sure you have frames of honey, bee food and eggs; and
drawn comb if you have it.
Also, if you have a queen cell on a frame, leave it in there.
average, you can put one bee hive on everyone
acre of land.
meeting, everyone enjoyed a delicious meal.
Blount's will be having a booth at the Sportsman Expo in June, out
next club meeting
will be on
July 26, 2014.