SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER AT THE OCTOBER MEETING: DR. JIM
Thursday, October 17th, 6:00pm: General
NOTE: SINCE WE ARE EXPECTING A LARGE TURNOUT TO HEAR DR. TEW,
WE WILL BE MEETING AT THE PIKES PEAK LIBRARY 21C, 1175 Chapel Hills DR, Colorado Springs, CO 80920. PLEASE NOTE EARLY START
Our special guest speaker in October will be Dr. Jim Tew. Dr.
Tew is the beekeeping specialist for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn University and emeritus professor, The Ohio State
University. Jim has taught classes, provided extension services, and conducted applied research on honey bees and honey bee behavior. Additionally, he continues to contribute monthly articles for Bee
Culture Magazine and other publications. He has authored: Beekeeping Principles, Backyard Beekeeping, Bee, Wisdom for Beekeepers, and The Beekeeper’s Problem Solver. He is a frequent speaker at state
and national meetings and has traveled extensively to observe beekeeping techniques.
For our meeting, Dr. Tew will be speaking
about “The Exciting World of Aggressive Bee Colonies.” Dealing with aggressive colonies: Why is a colony aggressive? How to determine which one is the problem within the apiary (or
more). Requeen? How to move such a colony. Where to move it to? First obligation of the beekeeper is to protect non-beekeepers who are in the area. This should be a great presentation for
If you see a swarm, contact Lazarus Fields at 765 - 425 - 1940
ltf [at] fieldsofnaturalhoney.com
Here's some bee swarm photos: