Geneva Bee Conference
FLBC Deadout Clinic
On Saturday April 19, 2014, from 1-3 pm, the FLBC will host a NY Bee Wellness-supported deadout clinic to evaluate why ONE of your hives did not survive the winter. THIS IS A TEACHING CLINIC! The instructors will teach YOU how to autopsy your hives, and therefore you will gain important skills you can carry back in to you apiary for years to come.
We have a limited number of spaces to accommodate participants, and a few spots available for people to just come, observe and learn. Priorities for all slots will be given to FLBC club members. After March 22, we will gladly accommodate nonmembers if we have space available.
You will receive a confirmation email within a week of registration, with important instructions on what you need to bring to the clinic, and where to mail your registration fees to secure your spot in the clinic. The fees collected will cover the costs of the room rental, light snacks and Bee Wellness supplies and expertise.
Registration fees: $5 per observer, $15 FLBC member ($20 nonmembers, space permitting). Light snacks will be provided.
Where to Buy Bees - 2014
Before you decided what kind of bees to buy, peruse this helpful resource from the Bee Wellness folks.
The Club will be buying 40 nucs again from Wixon's. After our January 19 meeting, we will post information on costs and how to reserve them. This service is available to Club members only and limited to three nucs per person.
|HoneyRock Farm||Ithaca, NY||www.honeyrockfarm.com|
|Johnston's Honeybee Farm
(Sold out 2014)
|Morse Mills Honey Co||Moravia, NY||315-497-0549|
|Natures Way Farm||Lowman, NY||www.natureswayfarm.com|
|Wixon's Honey||Dundee, NY||www.wixsonhoney.com|
Thanks to Club member Christina Wahl for providing this list of package bee suppliers.
Aaron Morris will have packages from Wilbanks (Georgia) by . He will charge $105.
Betterbee will have Italian packages, also from Wilbanks, for delivery on the last weekend in April. They will also offer Russian bees later in April, depending on the supplier's schedule. See their website for details. Prices are about the same as Aaron's.
Mann Lake's new facility in Wilkes Barre will have packages , 9, 26, at $99.50, with a $20 gift certificate to their catalog.
If you sell bees near Ithaca, NY and you would like to be listed here, please email us with your information.