April 20 Club Meeting

Greetings fellow beekeepers!

It’s time to check your bees, feed the light hives, and analyze why your hives did (or did not) survive this long, cold winter. If you need help with this, the Club is offering our first, hands-on Deadout Clinic on Saturday, April 19 at the Cooperative Extension building. Check out the information below for details.

April’s meeting will happen as scheduled on April 20, from 2-4pm at the Cooperative Extension building. We hope this doesn’t conflict with Easter plans for you. We did a quick poll and rather than reschedule (which has not worked well in the past) we decided to keep the regular meeting date.

For our April meeting, we have invited Janet Allen to talk about pollinator gardens. Whether you keep bees for honey, or simply for pleasure, you can also cultivate your garden or garden box to support native pollinators. Janet is president and co-founder of the local Wild Ones chapter Habitat Gardening in Central New York. She is a past member of the Wild Ones Board of Directors.

From Janet’s web site:

Our yard, located in Central New York, is more than just a place to sit and relax, more than just a garden.

It’s a habitat where birds, butterflies, bees, toads, and other little creatures can find food, water, cover, and a place to raise their young; a place where there are no pesticides or herbicides used that would be unhealthy for these creatures or for people.It’s a place that’s full of life—a very exciting place to be.

It’s the kind of place you, too, can have in your own yard, whether you have an apartment balcony, a city lot, or acreage in the country.

We will be reaching out to gardening groups in the area, so expect this meeting to be well attended.

This will be our last indoor meeting — next month we’re back at the hives!

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