Spring management topics to be focus of April BCBA meeting

Supering, queenless hives and making splits are the topics on the agenda for the April meeting of the Blount County Beekeepers Association.

The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 14, at the Blount County Library.

Rueben Payne will lead off the meeting by discussing how and when to add supers to your hive during this busy season for the bees.

The second half of the meeting will be advice on dealing with queenless hives from Dale Hinkle. There are several approaches to this problem depending on the situation you face. Dale will also discuss how to make a split – something many of us need to consider if we have strong hives at this point.

Pete Rowlett will do the seasonal management part of the program. If you have questions about what your bees are doing this time of year, the next BCBA meeting would be a great place to get some answers.

As always, our meetings are free and open to the public. Invite a friend to come along with you. Even if the friend isn’t interested in becoming a beekeeper, we always have lively, friendly discussions about what we should be doing with our bees.







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