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Queen's Castle Beekeepers Assoc.


6th Year, 6th Minutes for the Queen’s Castle Beekeepers Assoc.

July 30, 2016

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



Gary called the meeting to order.

Lucy opened the meeting with prayer.

Treasurer’s report: $836.45

Gary highlighted the past month’s minutes.

We had a general discussions on vitex, buckwheat, clovers and fertilizers.

Oak can be used for hive parts but will warp.  Poplar will warp also.  Cypress is the best wood for hive parts.

Gary demonstrated hive body building and assembly.

OJ is now using 9/64” metal mesh.

Another general discussion on wax moths, hive beetles and mites.  Oxalic acid seems to be the best current control for mites.  Gary said that there is an improved hive beetle trap but not yet on the market.  Put hives in the sun to help control hive beetles.

Bees like salt water.  OJ will put seaweed in a bucket filled with water.

Bees cells are angled down @ about 15 degrees.

Beekeepersworkshop on YouTube is a good resource for jig making.

We then had a meal of pizza and salads. 

Our next meeting will be 10/29 @ Lucy’s and OJ’s.











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