March 31

10,000 Girls and A Queen Arriving Saturday, April 23

Jax is getting ready...How about you?

Jax is getting ready…How about you?

It’s official, I will be traveling to West Jefferson EARLY Saturday morning on the 23rd  to retrieve 10 Nuclear Bee Hives (10,000 bees and 1 Queen per Nuclear Hive) for insertion into our new hives.  We will gather at 2:00 PM at the Smith Apiary for a demonstration of how to insert your bees into their new home, and then you will work together in pairs to insert your bees into their new hives.  I delayed picking the bees on April 16 as this is a big dedication and planting day at our Community Garden.  This gives you one extra week to get those hives in shape, view the materials I have already posted, and read assignments in your Backyard BeeKeeper’s book and this blog.

Assignments for this week – To be completed by April 6:

  1. Please read Everything prior to Chapter one in your Backyard Beekeerper’s Book
  2. Part C on our Blog – Understanding and setting up your beehive on site
  3. Post any questions and/or comments on THIS post in the comments section found at the bottom of this post.
  4. Do not hesitate to contact me through text or phone (704-827-7989), Comments in this blog, or email:

Some of you are interested in purchasing full bee suits.  I will be getting a price on this and posting later this week.  It is not a requirement, but it is a nice thing to have and is more convenient.

Posted March 31, 2016 by Scott Griffin. (Mr. G) in category Uncategorized

About the Author

Elementary Teacher (37 years retired), Photographer, Storyteller, Bee Keeper. Started keeping bees with my grandson when he was 3 years old. It is something we enjoy learning and doing together. Proud member of the Gaston County Beekeepers Association, North Carolina Beekeepers Association. Graduate of the Penn State Beekeeping School. We are all about the bees first. The honey is simply their way of saying thank you!🐝🐝🐝

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