Swarm control and catching swarms to be focus of March meeting

The March meeting of the BCBA feature about swarms – how to prevent them and how to catch them if you can’t.  Veteran beekeeper Rickey Bailey will talk about swarming and some of the techniques beekeepers traditionally use to prevent swarming. Doug Hardwick, a long-time member of the BCBA, will discuss ways of catching swarms and the equipment you will need to do this.

The meeting will be Monday, March 14, at 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Blount County Library. Seasonal management tips will be presented by one of our veteran beekeepers. All of these speakers will present interesting information and opinions, and there will be plenty of time for questions and comments.

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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