Saturday, August 13, 2016
8:30 am – 11:30 am
University Extension Center
Are you interested in speaking to classrooms, scout troops or other community groups about bees, but not sure how to get started?
The Educator’s Workshop will provide volunteer speakers with a framework to help you plan and deliver a fun and interactive presentation about bees.
NEW BEEKEEPER APIARY DAY!
It was a beautiful day for some of the participants from the spring beginning beekeeping class to get some hands on experience in the apiary.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS!
Another successful workshop brings 60 new beekeepers into the fold.
WINNERS FROM OUR RECENT “COOKING WITH HONEY” CONTEST
Another Successful Prairie Day Event
Once again this year, Three Rivers Beekeepers took part in the annual Dardenne Prairie “Prairie Day“ event. The TRB booth and members were busy throughout the day this past Saturday, selling TRB hive honey and answering the many questions from those interested in honey bees and beekeeping.
Shown above are members of TRB along with the Mayor of Dardenne Prairie, David Zucker, who stopped by the booth during the morning setup.
From right to left are Dan Lake, Mayor Zucker, Eugene Makovec and Diane Makovec. Many other members of TRB were on hand to assist throughout the day. Thanks to everyone for pitching in to help!
(Photo courtesy of John Timmons)
New Varroa Mite Treatment Document Released
As most beekeepers know, the Varroa mite continues to be the most serious threat to honeybee populations in the United States and most of the world. The Honey Bee Health Coalition has just released “Tools for Varroa Management – A Guide to Effective Varroa Sampling & Control”. Drafted under the direction of University of Delaware Professor Dewey M. Caron, this 24-page document draws on the expertise of a variety of industry leaders, and provides comprehensive information on diagnosis and treatment options for this ubiquitous pest. The full guide can be accessed by clicking here.
Good Times at the Missouri State Fair!