RABA’s 2018 Field Day – Rescheduled

The Richland Area Beekeepers’ Association 2018 Field Day originally scheduled for Saturday, May 12 from Noon to 4 PM at Dave Duncan’s Crestline apiary has been rescheduled again due to another unfavorable weather forecast.
RABA’s 2018 Field Day is currently scheduled for Saturday, June 2, 2018 from Noon to 4 PM.
An email from Jennifer Hurst, RABA Secretary, sent Friday, May 25, 2018 8:49 AM says:

From: Jennifer Hurst
Sent: Friday, May 25, 2018 8:49 AM
To: Richland Area Beekeepers’ Association Members

Subject: RABA Field Day cancelled once again – rescheduled Saturday, June 2

Richland Area Beekeepers Association (RABA) Field Day is re-scheduled again due to weather concerns. It is re-scheduled to Saturday, June 2.

Food will be served at about 11:30, so plan to get to Crestline about 11. Park at the parking lot across from the Dollar Store at the intersection of County Line Road and East Main Street. Shuttles will be working.

Hands-on beekeeping demonstrations will take place from noon to 4PM at member Dave Duncan’s bee yard. The entrance is in Crestline across from 1042 State Route 181. Parking is limited.

Grilled burgers and hot dogs will be provided. Please bring a side dish to share. Thanks to those of you who signed up at the most recent RABA meeting so we will have variety.

Bring a folding/lawn chair if you want to be able to sit down.

You will see demonstrations of lighting a smoker, different smoker fuels, opening a live hive, inspecting and testing for varroa mites.

Dave was able to find a bee log, so we will demonstrate how to open it and install the bees into a hive box.

There will be a demonstration of how to capture a swarm.

Bring your questions. Bring your bee suits. Don’t wear shorts.

See you next Saturday,


One Response

  • Good news, RABA Members! I received a telephone call from Dave Duncan earlier today. After weeks of bad weather, it looks like Mother Nature is going to finally cooperate! RABA’s 2018 Field Day activities will begin tomorrow (Sat 6/2/2018) at Noon. Lunch will be served at about 11:30 AM. Grilled burgers and hot dogs will be provided. Please bring a side dish to share. See Jennifer Hurst’s comments above and our prior RABA’s 2018 Field Day posts for additional details.

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