March 9

Good News! A visit from the GCBA to our Apiary

Our Apiary was honored to have a visit from Alan Thompson, president of the GCBA (Gaston County Bee Association).  He was very pleased with what we are doing and is looking to find ways the GCBA may help us and be involved in our educational efforts.  For the short term, we will now be recognized by this association and we can recognize our Apiary as part of the instructional effort of the GCBA.  This is exciting news as we continue to move forward with our “hands on” instructional bee school.

I also learned we do not need to worry about Nosema in our hives as his inspection determined that we are good.  This combined with the fact that all hives experience this to a degree, but good old sunshine and warm days are the best cure for it.

More good news is the essential oils I have ordered for us are still good to administer before and after the honey flow when feeding….however, we do not use these essential oils while we “super” our hives and gathering honey 🍯 for consumption.

My best to both Bee Teams as spring approaches and we become busy with our mature hives and establish new hives.


Posted March 9, 2017 by Scott Griffin. (Mr. G) in category Uncategorized

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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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