Supering and swarm control will be the focus of the January 2015 meeting of the Blount County Beekeepers Association.

The meeting will be Monday, Jan. 12, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Blount County Library.

Carl Burnett, an Anderson County veteran beekeeper, will talk about some of the best practices of modern beekeeping in making sure your bees have a good spring.

The second half of the meeting will be Charlie Parton talking about how to make splits and how to prepare your hives for splits. Making a split is becoming more important because of the high level of losses that many of us are encountering each winter.

But splits are not automatic. They must be done properly to work. Charlie will tell us how.

John Neal will present the monthly seasonal management session.

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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