Contact Info

For club information:
reqinfo@ozarksbeekeepers.org

Club Phone:
417-414-0233

Mail:

Beekeepers Association
of the Ozarks

211 West Center
Rogersville, MO 65742


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Last Updated on Saturday, 06 June 2015 10:18

Queen Rearing Workshop Saturday, June 20!  Registration is limited, so sign up now.


Here is the information on the Workshop.  Please feel free to email me at brucesnavely@hotmail.com or you can call and leave a message on my home phone417-732-5219. You can also email Richard Ytell at jrichardy@sbcglobal.net who is helping with Registration.

This workshop is being held at the Darr Agriculture Center in Springfield, MO 2401 S Kansas Expy, Springfield, MO 65807.  The morning session will take place in the Bond Learning Center.  We will break for lunch at Noon and you are free to grab a lunch at a local restaurant.  There are many within a short driving distance on Kansas Expressway and Battlefield Rd to the south or Sunshine Ave to the north.


1) Registration and Introductions, 8:45
2) Basic of Honeybee Biology and Genetics, Cory Stevens
3) Equipment for Queen Rearing, Cory
4) Setting up a Starter / Finisher Hive, Cory
5) Using Mating Nucs, Cory
6) Lunch 12:00 - 1:15
7) Grafting the Right Way, Cory
8) Hands-on Grafting, Team
9) Backyard Minimalist Techniques for Raising a Few Queens by Jeff Maddox
10) Certificates, Evaluations, Dismissal 4:00

Cost is $50 which includes textbook, Queen Rearing Essentials by Larry Connor, grafting tool, cell cups, and cell cup bar.  The cost is $85 for couples if you’re sharing a book and grafting tools. The cost is $35 if you already have the book.

Payment is Due by the 15th of this month June 15th.  Please make Payment to Beekeepers Association of the Ozarks (BAO) and send to Terry Thompson, Treasurer, 211 W Center, Rogersville, MO 65742.

Hope to see you at the Queen Workshop Saturday, June 20!


Bruce Snavely



***Don't Forget*** 

THE MONTHLY MEETING HAS MOVED!
The meeting will be held at:
Seminole Baptist Temple 
4221 S. National Ave
Springfield, MO 65810

Please pass the news to everyone about coming to the Seminole Baptist to make sure they go to the right place.
See you there!!!




2015 Field Days

Beekeepers Association of the Ozarks


Sat, June 13

In the bee yard.  Hive inspections, swarm season mostly over, adding supers, Adding foundation.

Leader:  Jeffrey Maddox

Time: 13:00

Location: North of Rogersville

Contact: Jeffrey 317-698-8088, Maddox65804@yahoo.com

Sat, July 11

In the bee yard.  Hive inspections, nectar flow slowing down, summer management

Leader: Jeffrey Maddox

Time: 13:00

Location: North of Rogersville

Contact: Jeffrey 317-698-8088, Maddox65804@yahoo.com

Sat, July 25

Leader: Jason Wolthuis apiary.  Specializes in top-bar hives

Time: 10:00

Location: Hartville

Contact: Please text Jason at 573-620-1036.  text is preferred

Sat, Aug 08   

BAO’s Honey Extraction outing at Val’s

Leader:  Val Nichols

Time: there will be staggered time slots.  Please sign up at the meeting.

Location: north of springfield

Contact:  you must sign up for this outing at the club’s monthly meetings.  

Sat, Aug 15

In the bee yard.  Nectar flow is finished.  Late queens? Starting to think about fall preparations – what do I need to do now to have them set up for the fall?

Leader:  Jeffrey Maddox

Time: 13:00

Location: North of Rogersville

Contact: Jeffrey 317-698-8088, Maddox65804@yahoo.com

Sat, Sept 12

In the bee yard.  Hive inspections. Fall management

Leader:  Jeffrey Maddox

Time: 13:00

Location: North of Rogersville

Contact: Jeffrey 317-698-8088, Maddox65804@yahoo.com

Sat, Oct 10

In the bee yard.  Hive inspections.  Preparing the girls up for the winter.

Leader:  Jeffrey Maddox

Time: 13:00

Location: North of Rogersville

Contact: Jeffrey 317-698-8088, Maddox65804@yahoo.com

Nov.

TBA depending on the weather



 




 

 

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Website Video Center

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 October 2012 20:14

The club has many videos on the website for viewing.  If you look under the "Information Center" menu at the top of the web page, you'll see a drop down menu appear for the video section.  We've got 2 series of videos and an area for general videos and how to's.  One series that is really good is the one done by Dr. Thomas Seeley.  Dr. Seeley is from the University of Cornel has made 10 videos on bee swarming.  I invite everyone check them out.  If you have problems viewing them, you may have to install a video player called quicktime.  This is a free download and you'll see the link appear above the video screen when it comes up.  If you continue to have issues please e-mail me webmaster@ozarksbeekeepers.org. 

 

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Sign up for the Club Forums

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 16:10

If you haven't signed up for the club forums yet, here how to do so.  Click here for instructions.  We hope to see you there.

   
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