Observation Hive

John and Susanna Favaron installed bees in the observation hive at the Caesar Creek Nature Center!  Many more hands from our club and Erin and Jonas from the Nature Center have helped get the hive usable and running.  It is sure to spark conversations about the role of bees for pollination and honey production and just may inspire future beekeepers!  Be sure to stop by the Nature Center at Caesar Creek to check it out. 

Caesar Creek Nature Center

The sun was shining at the Caesar Creek Nature Center Saturday as club member John Favaron brought his observation hive and shared with the visitors about caring for honey bees.  Fantastic job, John!

June meeting recap

A big thank you to Alex Zomchek for speaking at our June club meeting!  He shared his experience on apiary management and answered lots of our questions. What were some of the biggest takeaways?  Monitor your colonies, learn their ebbs and flows and be prepared to help them to build their fall nest in the same way we help them to build their spring nest. 

Guest speaker for the Meeting, June 9th

Our June meeting is this coming up,  Sunday June 9th at 1 p.m. Alex Zomchek will be our guest speaker. He does honey bee research out of Miami Oxford and is also a Master Beekeeper instructor, but this national speaker won’t leave us bored, so mark your calendars to come to the meeting!

Our meeting is held in the basement of the Lebanon Presbyterian Church, 123 N East St. Enter the building from the north end of the alley behind the church. 🐝

Installing a Package

Installing a package

Another educational and enjoyable meeting for local beekeepers. The Q&A session helped answer almost a dozen questions from new beekeepers. John Favaron covered important aspects of package installation.

Thank you Terry Liberman-Smith for your post.

2019 Club Officers

With a new year comes new officers.  Our 2019 club officers, voted in at the December meeting are as follows:
President – Paul Dorger
Vice President – Geoff Hultgren
Treasurer – Keith Mealy
Secretary – Alice Craig

Let’s all welcome them and thank them for stepping up for the club.

Recap: February 10 Meeting

Thank you!: what a wonderful gathering!   Welcome to all the new beekeepers and a “Nice to see you!” to the experienced beekeepers.  

Presentation: About a dozen different beekeepers presented short, focused Best practices presentation.   It was a refreshing presentation.

Volunteer Opportunities: Refreshment sign-ups w Anne Richardson. Sign up and share the responsibility one month with another beekeeper.                  Mentoring/being Mentored: We are in process of completing a mentor/mentee application.  We will post it as soon as we have it done. We always need more Mentors so even if you have only been keeping bees for a year, volunteer to help a neighbor do their first hive inspections or plan their monitoring calendar or help them spot the queen.  It’s a nice way to meet folks who share your interest in beekeeping.