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This is from Ray Lowe.
Again this year I will be assembling hives to sell. I will be adding bees to them from various sources. Some may come from my own splits but others will come from local nucs, not southern packages. The wooden ware is top quality material, all clear pine with finger joints. I can paint them with my usual 1 coat of primer and 1 coat of top quality exterior paint OR for a discount, you can take it home, paint it whatever color you want, or even stain it, then return it to me so I can add bees. A “starter” hive will include ramped hive stand, screened bottom board, 1 deep hive body with 10 frames. All of my frames are wooden, NO PLASTIC. They will all have crimp wire foundation, NO PLASTIC, and cross wires. If you prefer the lighter weight, medium boxes, I will include 2 mediums instead of 1 deep. The starter hive will also have a plywood inner cover, a telescoping outer cover, an entrance reducer, and an IPM board for mite control. This is not the cheapest or easiest combination available. Crimp wire foundation takes more time and effort to assemble but is the best and it is durable, well made, top notch equipment that will last. As your hive grows and more boxes are needed I will have them available for sale also.
My regular price for the starter hive is $225 plus $150 for the bees installed. This is everything you need to get your hive started. For Syracuse Beekeepers Club members I will take off $25, making the package $350. Since I work by myself, I will build a limited number of hives. We still have some time but dont wait too long. I have a few already finished, ready to go out the door, but as spring gets closer I wont have as much time to build more. I will also work closesly with new beekeepers to help them set up and maintain their hive. If I can answer questions about my equipment, availability of hives, or pricing please don’t hesitate to send an email to email@example.com.
And this is from Eric Krouse – He is also selling nucs this year.
If you are new to the club, please make sure you email me with your email so I can add you to the email list. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks and Welcome to the club!
The next meeting is tomorrow night, Wednesday, February 12th at 6pm. It will be held in the Community Room at the Fayetteville Library. It is open to all – new members are welcome. We are an informal club so there are no dues and no application to join. (We have been asked that several times). So please, come out and talk about bees. Ask your questions and meet area beekeepers.
We meet the second Wednesday of every month, for future reference.
here is a helpful guide put together for all of us by Eric of Eric’s Honey Farm. Thanks Eric!
The ESHPA Fall 2013 meeting & workshop will be held on November 15th &
16th, at the Comfort Inn & Suites 6701 Buckley Road North Syracuse,
Please contact the Comfort Inn @ 315 457-4000 for your room
reservations and mention that you are with the “Beekeepers” to
get the group rate of $94.00. It is important that you make your
reservations prior to October 30th to receive the group rate.
At tonight’s meeting, we had a brief discussion about Apitherapy. I thought I would post a link to the American Apitherapy Society’s web page so if anyone wanted to find out more, they could.
And here is a link to an article discussing bee venom and HIV cells that I mentioned.
This is a photo taken of one of my honey bee’s head by a friend of mine who used an electron microscope. Thanks Jeremy!
The Mid-York Beekeepers Association is organizing a workshop entitled Honeybee Diseases Past Present and future to be held at Morrisville state college on Saturday sep.14 from 9am to 3:30 presentations will be given by Peter Borst beekeeper and frequent bee journal contributor,Paul Cappy New York state Apiculturalist; Pat Bono New York bee wellness program;Michael Johnston from Johnston’s honeybee farm. disease testing will demonstrated by members of the MYBA. cost of the program is $30 for nonmembers and $25 for members lunch is included
For more info call 315-750-6963.a copy of agenda for the program can be requested by e-mail email@example.com.
to register, send payment to; Mid-York Beekeepers Association
c/o Steve Burton
10482 Bardwells mill road
Remsen NY 13438
We get a lot of people asking us to come remove honeybees from their homes. Unfortunately, many of the times this summer that we have gotten this request, the homeowner has already trying to spray them with some sort of pesticide.
I thought I would put together a few do’s and dont’s in case you find yourself in this situation.
- DON’T SPRAY THEM IF YOU KNOW OR SUSPECT THAT THEY ARE HONEYBEES. BEEKEEPERS DON’T WANT DEAD OR POISONED HONEY BEES.
- DON’T EXPECT THIS TO BE FREE. IT TAKES HOURS AND A LOT OF WORK.
- DON’T EXPECT THE BEEKEEPER TO PATCH UP THE HOLE IN YOUR HOUSE FOR YOU.
- DO CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO KILL THEM.
- DO REMEMBER THAT IT IS GETTING LATE IN THE SUMMER AND MANY BEEKEEPERS WILL THINK IT TOO LATE TO SAVE THE HIVE AND GET THEM ESTABLISHED BEFORE WINTER.
I hope this information is helpful and it really is a brief list to prepare you for what is in store. Remember- even if you kill the honeybees (which is a horrible thing to do – see this week’s Time Magazine if you don’t believe me) you still need to remove the honeycomb or you will get worse pests robbing the honey, not to mention the fact that the bees regulate the temperature of the comb and without them, hot weather will cause the honey to melt into your walls and through your ceiling.