This field trip will be putting together robbing/moving screen kits (or picking up ordered pre-assembled screens), making sugar bricks and installing your honey gate onto food grade buckets (buckets are available at no cost!); be sure to bring your own honey gate if you want it installed on a food grade bucket
First of TWO field trips in September since we skipped August. You asked for it, and you get it--demonstration of honey harvesting with one of the clubs honey extractors. This will be a two frame hand-cranked extractor to demonstrate how it's done and prove that it truly is a sticky mess at times.
Who: This would especially be good for newbees-to-3rd year beekeepers or those wanting to perfect the standard mite test; and, also for those interested to see how the drones are to be tested for Kathy's project! What: Checking the hive for readiness to split; modeling of mite test and drone counting Why: Timing pertinent re: spring build up and testing for mites When: Saturday, May 20th from 1-3 pm Where: 5201 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO, USA (Map)
Talking through the basics. Hive set ups, location, tip and tricks, hive orientation, and Q&A