February 6

Bee Team Two – Now We Begin!

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It’s time to begin.

1. I will be ordering bees this weekend for Bee Team 2 (your class). This must be done now to insure you get good quality bees. This means it is time to get serious and send your $100 registration check in to me made out to the Mount Holly Farmer’s Market. This fee goes entirely to the market to help maintain the Apiary including mowing and grounds upkeep. I’d do not charge for my time and give it to you freely because of my love and your love for our bees. Please send your registration check to:

Scott Griffin
110 Oakland Street
Mount Holly, NC. 28120

2. I need to know now if you are committed to this endeavor so that I may order your bees this weekend. This means I need to know how many hives you plan to start up as each hive must have its own set of bees. Most, if not all of you, will begin with one hive at the apiary.

3. I will be working on a complete price list which includes the cost of everything you need from bees, to hives, tools, and protective gear. I estimate the cost to be around $500. Once I determine this cost you will need to send me full payment right away. Again, payment should be made out to the Mount Holly Farmers Market.

Do not hesitate to email me here, call, or use our blog to communicate any concerns or questions you may have.

To Bee or Not to Bee…this is the question!
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OUR CHARACTER ISN ’ T DEFINED BY THE BATTLES WE WIN OR LOSE ,   BUT BY THE BATTLES WE DARE TO FIGHT .

“Serafina and the Black Cloak”

February 6

Attention Bee Team One

ATTENTION Bee Team One

I will be meeting with Shelly at the Honey Hole this coming weekend. It is critical that I place an order for any bees you may want for the coming year. I need to place this order Saturday when I see her. I am hopeful some of you will be ready to start your second hive.

This leads me to my next issue. If any of you need me to pace an order for any equipment including supers and frames for this coming year, I need to know so I can get you a price and you can order. You are certainly free to order any of your needs as you may desire. It is important that you have at least 3 supers painted and ready to go if you want to prevent swarming and want to cash in on the honey flow. If you are late with this, you lose.

Please let me know of any needs you may have, any plans for additional hives…before this Saturday if at all possible. Most importantly, I need to know if you need more bees. My take on these bees is that they have been a superior breed. With the the exception of Erin’s hive….we have lost NO hives as of this writing. Many BEEKEEPERS have lost up to 40% again this year from what I am hearing in bee classes.

Do not hesitate to call me if you have any needs or concerns. Read our blog…do your lessons. So far I have heard from only one of you completing lesson 17-a. This is a very important lesson. When you read our blog or complete a lesson….I need to know.

I give no grades for this class….but most assuredly the bees do! Just saying!

To Bee or not to Bee! This is the question…
G

OUR CHARACTER ISN ’ T DEFINED BY THE BATTLES WE WIN OR LOSE, RATHER IT IS  DETERMINED BY THE BATTLES WE DARE TO FIGHT .

“Serafina and the Black Cloak”