November 2009’s Newsletter

The following went out to our members this week.  If you’d like to subscribe, let us know via the Contact Form on our Welcome Page.

Fellow Beekeepers,

The November meeting of the Beekeepers of the Susquehanna Valley will be  held on 11/17 from 7-9 pm at the Christ Memorial Episcopal Church in Danville.  The church is located at 120 East Market Street.

Our topics for November include:

– What you should be doing right now (standard monthly topic!)
– Winterproofing your Hives
– Winter Feeding
– Mite Resistance in Bees
– Recap of the State Meeting

Remember:  Any club member is encouraged to speak on a topic of their choice!  That’s a great way to learn more about beekeeping.

December 8th: Bee(r) Planning session at Old Forge Brewing Company on Mill Street in Danville, 7 PM.  Bring topics and ideas 🙂

Note: We’re not planning to have a regular club meeting in December unless you all want one. Let us know at the November meeting.

We’re planning to introduce a new recurring theme:  Mythbusters!  There seems to be a lot of unscientific evidence floating around regarding our profession.  If you’ve read or heard something that doesn’t sound quite right – let us know.  We’ll dive in and see if we can uncover the truth!

The church lets us use their meeting room free of charge.  As a way of  saying thank you, please contribute non-perishable foods to their food drive – the collection bin is in the meeting room.

Don’t miss the State Meeting!  It’s being held November 13 and 14 in Lewisburg.  For more information, visit:

http://www.pastatebeekeepers.org/Articles/PSBA_Annual_Meeting_Agenda_2009.htm

The program this year looks excellent!  Tons of of great information.

We need your photos!  Do you take pictures or videos of your bees or
your beekeeping activities?  Please send them to Eric  for inclusion on our website (https://www.thebeeyard.org).  We also need volunteers to write articles for our site.  If you’d like to contribute, let Eric know.

Bob and Larue are looking for help to plan our State Farm Show Club  Beekeeping Display.  If you would like to help, please let us know.

See everyone soon!

Best Regards –
Eric and Alf