FCBA New Beekeeper Check-up and Summer Meeting, Monday, May 2
Monday, May 2 at 6 PM at Richard Paine's Apiary,1020 Swamp Fox Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202
This is a must come for new beekeepers and any other beekeepers that would like to or need to learn how to catch swarms, make artificial swarms and split hives. We will also cover mite counts and controls and what to do in case of dearth, spotting the queen and other pertinent information about your new nucs and building up a strong and healthy hive. Call 375-2352 the day of the field day if weather is questionable.
Instructions: Make sure to wear the appropriate clothing--long sleeved shirt, etc. Wear light color clothing (no bright floral prints). Avoid scented soaps, shampoos, body powders, perfumes, etc. If you have them, bring your bee veil, white coveralls, etc. Bring questions, in order to get the most from this "hands on" experience. Call 375-2352 the day of the field day if weather is questionable. BRING YOUR OWN FOLDING CHAIRS!
From Route 316 – From off of Rt.316 turn onto Rt. 914 (Swamp Fox Rd). Go 1.5 miles and look for his honey sign on the left.
From I-81 - Take I-81 to PA 914 Exit (Exit 10). After exiting I-81, take Rt. 914/Swamp Fox Road east (away from Marion). After 1 mile, Swamp Fox Road makes a sharp turn to the left. Keep on Swamp Fox Road for another 1 mile and look for his honey sign on your right.