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Queen's Castle Beekeepers Assoc.

                                                                                         

5th Year, 5th Minutes for the Queen’s Castle Beekeepers Assoc.

May 30, 2015

21980 U. S. Hwy 29, Andalusia, AL  36420, 334-222-0751/376-9824

QUEEN’S CASTLE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION MEETING

 

Gary Barrow welcomed everyone and Mrs. Lucy led in prayer.

The treasury report was given. We have $789.93.

Some of the members had received their bees from Millie Bee.

Randy Shaffer had gotten his bees to start his new hives.

For $15,Tractor Supply has a bag of pollination seed that will plant about 200 feet.

Bayer Aspirin has free pollinator seed they are giving away, so if anyone is interested they can check online.

The discussion about splits was: If you don't want to take off any more honey,  you can go ahead and do splits now, and till the last of June.

John Sansom is the Bee Supply person in Flomaton. He has the Beetle Baffle, which is for hive beetles, for sale. His address is: J & M Enterprise Variety Shop,

1931 Ringold Street, PO Box 898, Flomaton, AL 36441 251-296-2214

There should be one bee hive per garden.

Mr. OJ has 50 bee hives now. On his bee hive he has a window in the back so you can see the bees working. He also has a 4" front porch on his bee hive, where a lot of the bees stay. The bees on the front porch will help keep all the insects out of his hive.

The popcorn trees are blooming now.

The Vitex will be blooming in about 2 weeks, and bloom for about 3 months.

Goldenrod is good for pollen and nectar.

Sharon ask: How do you know when the buckwheat is dry, and what do you do to it then?

When you see black seeds on them, they are dry.

You can then cut them down with the bush hog, and then run over it with a disc.

The Queen's Castle Beekeeper's Association can now be found on Facebook.  Randy urged everyone to go online, and post something about their own beekeeping experiences.

Gary Barrow then showed and talked about the items you should have in your bee tool box.

After a delicious meat the group then went to the honey house and watched OJ extract several frames of honey.

Those present were: OJ& Lucy Blount, Randy Shaffer, Sharon Campbell, Jimmy Palmer, Don Helton, Joe Blount, Gary Smith, John Kilmer, Jimmy Winters and Gary & Vicky Barrow.

Our next meeting will be Saturday, June 27, 2015.

 

 

  

 

 

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