Hi, New Members! GAB has two news items just for you. First, at our next meeting on Thursday, February 5th, we’ll be handing out the New Member packets. Packets include contact information and a whole lot of Florida-specific beekeeping info, including a one-page month-by-month guide perfect for hanging on the
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The bees are slowing down for the season, but the club is heating up! Things to remember and maybe act on in the next few weeks: Book Sale — Get your copy of Storey’s Guide to Keeping Honeybees by Malcolm Sanford for the low price of $12.50. (We need 16
If you are not a member of the Gainesville Area Bee Club, here’s your chance to join and get free stuff! Now through December 2014, all NEW club members will receive a beginning beekeepers packet of information and a chance to win the woodenware for a basic bee hive (top,
Members of the Gainesville Area Bee Club who are new to beekeeping and would like to get some hands-on experience handling a hive with an established beekeeper. If you are a member in good standing, you are welcome to contact one of the listed beekeepers in your area and help
It was a lovely spring day when our nuc order arrived from Dadant’s. About ten club members eagerly waited at the entomology building for the trailer of nucs to arrive, and the transition of bees from nucs to hives went pretty smoothly. Good luck to our new beekeepers! In
Please note that the March meeting will be held on March 13th instead of the 6th. We are postponing our meeting for the convenience of those attending Bee College on March 6-8. Stephen Cutts, Apiary Inspector, will discuss apiary prep as we kick off the honey season. We’ll also hear
It’s time to pay your membership dues for the 2014 calendar year. Dues are $12 for individuals and $18 for families (in the same household, please).