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Monthly General Meeting
June 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jim Orem returns to talk about feed and feeding. When should you feed, and why? To build comb, stimulate the queen and store honey, the bees need a nectar flow. Without it, they can't do much.
There are several schools of thoughts on feeding. On one hand, sugar is artificial and the bees can't easily assimilate and digest it. On the other hand, the dearthy seasons we see here in SE Indiana sometimes require it... and unless your apiary has something in bloom nearby, your hives can plateau and see various problems.
There are several methods of feeding as well. Jim will bring several feeding devices, but invites anyone who has a favorite feeder or system, to bring it and be prepared to talk about a little about it.
Don't forget, Saturday June 22, the Sat. following bee-meeting-Thursday, we have the Weed Walk. This is a perfect opportunity to understand more of the plants that provide nectar to allow you to predict when it may be necessary to feed your bees due to a lack of forage in bloom.
Hope to see you in June!