SUMMIT COUNTY BEEKEEPERS
ASSOCIATION | since 1977
~ CELEBRATING OVER 40YEARS ~
The purpose of this association shall be to promote beekeeping generally, to broaden knowledge of beekeeping among its members,
to foster the best practices
as well as techniques in apiary management
and to promote general interest and advancement
in all areas of bee culture.
APRIL 26TH MEETING
Peggy Garnes, Vice-President of the Ohio State Beekeepers Association will speak on such a very interesting and important topic at our Thursday April 26th meeting. We so very pleased to be offering this program under the generosity of the Ohio State Beekeepers Associations 2018 - Traveling Speaker Series.
“Sustainable Beekeeping Management using Nucs.” This program will cover the basics of what a nuc is, how and when to make a nuc and how to use it as part of a sustainable beekeeping program. Topics will include using nucs for swarm
control, backup queens and insurance to hedge against winter hive loss.
Peggy shared, “Nucs can be used for many purposes in your bee yard.
With proper use, you won’t have to purchase bees again and will have
that “emergency replacement queen” on hand”!
COME AND ENJOY AN EVENING OF PRACTICAL INFORMATION.
Date: Thurs. April 26th 7-9 pm
Place: Summit County Fairgrounds: Virginia O’Casek Building
229 E. Howe Rd. Tallmadge, OH 44278
We also will have Dave Echols, County Executive Director for Portage, Summit and Trumbull Counties, from the Farm Service Agency. Dave and a team of four others administer the USDA farm programs for these counties.
There are two USDA disaster programs that specifically support apiaries.
He will share how these disaster programs help cover weather related losses.
Some will help offset the loss of bee colonies due to weather or
will help offset the loss of production for weather related events.
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Links to SCBA Partners
The University of Akron Field Station… https://fieldstation.uakron.edu/
Crown Point Ecology Center… http://crownpt.org/
Abundant Life Farm… https://abundantlife.farm/