Spring Kick-off Meeting, Monday, February 18th, 6 PM
New location: Animal Care Clinic, 162 Cross St, San Luis Obispo, Ca Clinic is just off Tank Farm Rd, 1 block north of lower Higuera St.
Monday, February 18th Meeting Highlights • Early spring colony management • Encouraging growth with hive checkerboarding and reversing • Prevention of uncontrolled swarming • Equipment and gear options • Apiary expansion and splitting preview. • Preparing for swarms
February hives are “brooding up” — the rapid expansion of the colony encouraged by the burst of spring flowers.
Learn how to manage and benefit from this sudden flush of growth.
It’s not too early to be thinking about a new leadership team: president, vice president, treasurer, secretary… Some team members may wish to continue. Please consider who you might nominate, including yourself.
Apiary visit hosted by Kathy Longacre, 6440 Corral de Piedra, San Luis Obispo. Bring protective clothing and a chair.
From SLO take Hwy. 227, to Price Canyon Road west. Take first right, immediately after railroad tracks, at .3 miles, onto Corral de Piedra. Continue on gravel road to parking at a turn-around. The property is along the railroad tracks with a shed and a big gate into the property.
From Pismo take Price Canyon Rd, turn left before the railroad tracks, onto Corral de Piedra.
Beginner Beekeeping Class
Saturday, March 24, 1-3 p.m. Oak Creek Commons 635 Nicklaus St.
Led by Erin Holden: We’ll discuss the basics of keeping bees; hive design and equipment, procuring bees, bee hierarchy, honey harvest and pest management.
To pre-register, text Erin at: 805-720-5992
Fee: $20 for CCBA club members. Will accept venmo. $15 club dues for 2018 – cash only please.