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SIBA General Meeting
February 20, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Pictured above is Ron and his grandson with their first package of bees.
Ron Littiken will be doing a short presentation on the Russian Scion, a tool to help with swarming in an Apiary. He will bring one that he has used with some success as a visual.
Ron has had an interest in honeybees since attending a presentation on beekeeping in September 2016. After talking more with the presenter who had given the presentation, it was clear there was a need for a local beekeeping group. So Ron, his wife and grandson decided to start the Bartholomew County Beekeepers. On March 19 2017, they had their inaugural meeting. About 10 people showed up for the meeting and they have been meeting ever since.
One month later on April 19 2017, they Ron received his first (and last) package of bees and a month later, two nucs. That year, he caught several swarms and by the end of summer, had 9 colonies. Since starting in beekeeping, Ron has experimented with swarm catching, and prevention and his goal is to come top share that experience, along with tips and advice that has been successful for him.
SIBA Meetings occur the 3rd Thursday of each month through the year. Topic will be announced here ahead of each meeting.
Note: Meeting is at our Winter Location. The Moores Hill Senior Center.