Monday, December 19, 2016

The Bennington County Beekeepers Club
January Meeting
Thursday 1/12/1017

Our January meeting will feature Ross Conrad, who is a former president of the Vermont Beekeepers Association, a writer for Bee Culture Magazine, and author of Natural Beekeeping:  Organic Approaches To Modern Apiculture, 2nd edition.  His human-scale beekeeping business Dancing Bee Gardens, sells honey and candles and bee-related products directly to friends, neighbors, and the local community.

Our meeting will begin with a pot-luck dinner, followed by a brief business meeting, and will end with questions and answers after Ross’s presentation.  You are welcome to join us for any or all parts of the meeting that interest you.

7:00 pm              Pot-Luck Dinner:  Please bring a dish to share.

7:35 pm              Business Meeting:  Please read the minutes from our October Meeting, which are attached to this message.

8:00 pm              Presentation by Ross Conrad:  Natural Beekeeping in the Age of Neonicotinoid Pesticides and Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)
Ross will address how beekeepers can cope with the current state of honey bees and beekeeping in North America through proper nutrition; non-toxic, organic, and treatment-free ways to control varroa mites, small hive beetles, and wax moths; and drug-free ways to keep colonies healthy in the face of high virus loads, American foul brood, nosema, and CCD symptoms.
Please remember that January is the time to pay annual dues for membership in the Club, which you may do when you attend a meeting or by sending your dues--$15 for individuals or $20 for families--to the Club's treasurer at:
David Sicko
P.O. Box 175

Petersburg NY 12138

    The Crispe Room in the Vermont Veterans Home
     325 North Street
     Bennington VT 05201
For more information, please contact Julie Cassiday

at or 802-447-1194

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