Gary called the meeting
Lucy opened the meeting
Karen Brock read last
Hives should already be
split. It is too late now to split hives unless you have
OJ wants to have classes
on hive building. The front porch keeps the rain out of the
hive. Screen the vent holes to keep roaches and lizards out.
He is no longer using the glass panel. OJ described his hive
Yuban clover is 5ft.
tall. Can be ordered from Turner Seed Co. in Breckenridge,
Buckwheat can be bush
hogged when the seeds turn brown. Disk in.
Gary recommends Bee
Culture magazine for the information it contains.
Elmore Herman is now
using 8 frames in his supers for easier uncapping.
The price of wax goes up
in Nov. and Dec. Millie Bee will buy your wax.
Keep count of frames
extracted for a ratio to quarts of honey.
Put cappings out for the
bees to clean up.
Best way to melt wax is
with a solar melter.
A crock pot can be used
to melt wax. Put water in the bottom.
Bees naturally build 49
cell foundation. The smaller cell helps to control mites. 49
cell foundation can be special ordered.
No treatment should be
on hives with supers.
Oxalic acid works well
for mite control. Protective gear must be worn.
A fog with mineral oil
can also be used to treat mites. This can be done at any
time, once a week for 6 weeks.
A good strong hive will
A screen bottom board
will be 15 – 20% effective for mite control.
cloths placed on top of frames help control hive beetles. Can
be purchased @ Dollar General.
CCD – virus associated
with mites. The hive will take most of the honey with them.
Bees leave holes in the capped brood cells.
To help control wax
moths, keep the corners of solid bottom boards free of wax.
We then had a meal of
fried fish and pork chops.
Our next meeting will be
7/30 @ Lucy’s and OJ’s.