The Richland Area Beekeepers’ Association will hold their 2018 Field Day on Saturday, May 12 from Noon to 4 PM at Dave Duncan’s bee yard. If necessary, the rain date will be Saturday, May 19.
This is a hands-on opportunity to work and learn in a live apiary. And it’s a special rite of passage for our graduating ‘newbees’. 🙂 So bring a side dish, a chair, proper beekeeping attire, and most importantly your curiosity!
Jennifer Hurst, RABA Secretary, says:
Join us for hands-on beekeeping at Dave Duncan’s bee yard. The entrance in Crestline is across from 1042 State Route 181.
If rain requires us to cancel on May 12, Field Day will occur on Saturday, May 19. Check your email or call Dave Duncan at 419/560-6757 if you’re not sure whether the weather will be clement enough.
Grilled burgers and hot dogs will be provided. Please bring a side dish to share. Bring a chair.
You will see demonstrations of lighting a smoker, different smoker fuels, opening a live hive, inspecting and testing for varroa mites.
If we are able to find a bee log, 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.
Janet Cramer adds:
Dave Duncan has informed me that the owner of the business who allowed us to use his parking lot last year has generously repeated that offer. Located on southeast corner of old 30 and st.rte.181. Please park at back of lot along south edge. Shuttle to the bee yard will be provided. See you there!