DATE: Saturday Sept. 20, 2014
TIME: 1 PM
PLACE: Keown Orchards, 9 McClellan Road, Sutton, MA
PROGRAM: Ken will do the hive opening focusing on winter preparation of your colonies. Final queen evaluation, mite levels, nosema, food stores, hive insulation and ventilation, entrance reducers and mouse guards, wind protection, and frame storage will be the topics discussed at Ken's presentation. This will be followed by a breakdown into small groups for new beekeepers to get a close up look inside the hive with an experienced beekeeper. Mary Duane, Dave Lewcon, Roland Sevigney and Kathy deGraaf will all give new beekeepers an inside look in this hands-on opening of the orchard's hives (don't forget your veil!). Beekeepers may also take a hay wagon ride through the orchard and do some apple picking. New beekeepers should make an attempt to attend this workship for the good of their bees. THEY DEPEND ON YOU so be there! Reminder to bring a baked good to share. Drinks will be provided.