August Meeting (2017)

SAT. AUG. 12, 2017
9-11 A.M.
@KBA APIARY, 223 NORTH RD.
SUNAPEE, NH
Topics: Honey extraction and checking for mites. General bee questions and discussion.

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July-Aug Newsletter (2017)

All the Bee News you can Use!

KBA_JUL-AUG-2017  <=== CLICK HERE

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Upcoming KBA Events…..

Wednesday, July 26, Kevin Sargent will be talking about the do’s and don’ts of setting up an electric fence around your bee hives as well as honey extracting.
Wednesday, Aug. 9 and Wednesday, Aug. 23.  The subjects are open!  Bring questions; there are no dumb questions.  Are there experienced members out there who could please come and lead a discussion or be part of a “panel” to field questions? The focus is on helping new beekeepers, but we all can learn new ways, and “bee talk” is always good.
Wednesday meetings are from 6 pm to approx. 8 pm.  Rain date would be the following day.  The apiary address is:  223 North Road, Sunapee.  Directions are in the May/June newsletter  Bring veils.
Saturday, Aug. 12, 9-11 a.m. is our regular meeting date and that will also be held at the KBA apiary in Sunapee.  Watch for the July/August newsletter for more details.
More info needed?  Contact Kevin at sweetmapletrees@gmail.com, or John Chadwick at jachad@tds.net.
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Picnic Update: Saturday, July 8th!

KEARSARGE BEEKEEPERS POTLUCK PICNIC

SATURDAY, JULY 81-4 p.m.

At TROY HALL’S APIARY, 374 Rt. 12A, Plainfield, NH

(3.5 miles south of the W. Lebanon Home Depot) 

PLEASE BRING: THE WHOLE FAMILY!…  & FOOD/DRINK TO SHARE (last name A-L  Salads/Sides, M-Z Desserts/Drinks)  If you don’t feel like cooking, how about Chips, pickles, etc.?  Also bring: CHAIRS, SOMETHING FOR THE RAFFLE (optional), BEE VEILS to look at hives.  Also, bring your bee smoker for our first ever?? KBA SMOKER CONTEST!!

THE CLUB WILL PROVIDE  PAPER PRODUCTS AND PLASTICWARE, HAMBURGERS, SAUSAGES & HOT DOGS, BUNS, CONDIMENTS, AND WATER.

We will eat, drink, bee merry….and see some of Troy’s bees and his new honey house.  Plenty of bee talk, too.

PLEASE RSVP how many will attend by Thursday, July 6 so we can plan the meat purchase.

E-mail:  bbbsews@gmail.com OR  phone:  927-4965, ask for Barbara or leave message on machine.

Thank you!   John Chadwick, Robin Gray, Deb Dunlop and Barbara Burns

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KBA June Newsletter!

Right Here, Right Now! (Click on Link Below)

kba newsletter may june 2017

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KBA Hands-On Workshop Series Schedule

KEARSARGE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION HOWS
(Hands-On Workshop Series)
Continues at the KBA Apiary, 223 North Road, Sunapee, NH
* Wed. May 24, 6-8 pm (rain date 5/25). Recap of 5/13 session, queen marking/clipping, spring feeding, medications, splits, re-queening. Leader: Kevin Sargent
* Sat. June 3, 9-11 am (rain date 6/4). Hive manipulation. Leader: TBA
* Sat., June 10, 9-11 am. IPM (Integrated Pest Management). Leader: Kevin Sargent (This will be our regular monthly meeting.)
* Wed. June 28, 6-8 p.m. Adding honey supers and seasonal topics. Leader: TBA
Please bring veils. See May 8 email for directions to apiary

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KBA Meeting at Club Apiary – May 13th

KBA CLUB APIARY IS READY

MAY MEETING: SATURDAY, MAY 13, 9-11 A.M. 

LOCATION:  223 NORTH ROAD, SUNAPEE, NH 

Instead of meeting at the Warner Library next Saturday, we will meet at our new club apiary for a fun, educational hands-on session.  Kevin Sargent will demo queen marking and wing clipping.  He will also go over hive management techniques, things to look for in the hive, and talk about frame manipulation to make colonies grow faster.  John Chadwick, Dana Ramspott and other experienced beekeepers will also be there to answer questions and share information. 

Bring your bee veil (required for close-up viewing) and other protective clothing if you wish.  Also bring needed supplies for any spring outdoor event such as a folding chair, tick repellent, water, camera, etc.  Most of all bring all your curiosity and beekeeping questions.  If you don’t yet have a bee veil, there will be a few available to borrow at the apiary on Saturday.

This is only the beginning!  The KBA apiary will be open at scheduled times throughout the summer and probably into the fall so you can see the changes in the hives as we go through the seasons.  That schedule will be posted soon.  This is a wonderful opportunity not available in many other clubs. 

Directions to 223 North Rd. From rt 89 take exit 12 follow rt 11 west towards Sunapee approximately 6 miles. Look for Smokey bear sign at bottom of hill in Sunapee. Take next right lower main Street follow for approximately ½ mile North Rd will be on the right follow for exactly 1 mile 223 North Rd will be on the left. Plenty of parking in yard. From Claremont area follow rt 11 east through Newport towards Sunapee bear left at 11 and 103 junction look for lower main Street on left approximately 1½ miles beyond junction follow lower main Street for ½ a mile then take North Rd for 1 mile 223 will be on your left plenty of parking in yard.

Please note: There will not be a May business meeting.  Next regular meeting will be Saturday, June 10.

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