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The Limestone Beekeepers Guild

Bee Space, The Limestone Beekeepers Guild Web Newsletter

picnic date:

Saturday, June 17th, 2017, 2:00-6:00 PM

Home of Devin and Jeff Hitchcock.
95 Berry Road, Gananoque, On K7G 2V3
From highway 401 take Highway #32 North in Gananoque
(first exit, by the Home Hardware), head north
(turn left if heading east from Kingston)
Berry road is on the east side (right) of #32 when heading north.

In the Beeyard

The Bees: Un-swarmed colonies will be full of bees.
The queen's rate of egg laying may drop a bit this month.
The main honey flow should happen this month.

The Beekeeper: Continue to inspect the hive weekly to make certain the hive is healthy
and the queen is present. Add honey supers as needed.
Swarming preparations may still be happening, stay vigilant and be
proactive to prevent swarming. Attend the bee guild picnic and TTP
workshops. Read about bees.
Time Spent on 2-3 colonies: four to five hours.

Finally, if you haven't already, please consider joining the Ontario
Beekeeper's Association, there are many benefits to being a member,
including an inexpensive insurance policy for beekeepers as well as a
bimonthly journal.

Picnic Details:

The guild will provide barbecued burgers, sausages, buns, condiments,
coffee, throw away plates foam cups and plastic cutlery (for the
environmentally conscious please bring your own plates, cutlery and cups).

Please bring a salad or dessert and any beverages that you'd like.

Please RSVP before June 12 so we'll know how many burgers and sausages
to buy - but if you forget come anyway.
RSVP to either
Harley (barknbeesfarm@gmail.com) or Bill Kirby (bkirby@kos.net)

Limestone Beekeepers Guild Swag

Look cool this summer in your very own Limestone Beekeepers Guild tee
shirts featuring the Guild's new logo. They are $15.00 each, cash only,
please! Various sizes available. Available at the picnic.

Classified Ads

Retiring Beekeeper - Has about 63 kg. of dark wax. Was used to make
beeswax candles - very aromatic. In cakes of 1.5 kg. asking $6.00
per cake, or make an offer on all the wax. Also, a mid 1800's 6
candle, candle mould. Open to offers. Norm used it to make his
candles. Call Norm Hart at 613-376-9998.
Maxant Chain Uncapper for sale, Call George at 613 389-6117.

Upcoming Dates

September 21- Limestone Beekeepers’ Meeting. We are excited and eager to
present Emily Rowe of the Ontario Beekeeper’s Association who will be
presenting along with Les Eccles of Ontario’s Technology Transfer Program.
More details will follow later this summer.

Limestone Beekeepers Guild - BEE SPACE PAGE TWO- USEFUL INFORMATION Web Page www.limestonebeekeepers.ca
Find us on Face Book Limestone Beekeepers
Membership $15.00 and $20.00 per year

Correspondence can be mailed to:
Limestone Beekeepers Guild, c/o Harley Gallagher 420 MacDonnell Street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 4E4
Meetings are held at the Township of South Frontenac Public Library, Trousdale room, 4412 Wheatley St. Sydenham, On.

Bee Inspectors

Brian Lacey           Brian.lacey@ontario.ca          613-853-5325
Karen Whiteman        Karen.whiteman@ontario.ca       613-298-4098
Brent Halsall         Brent.halsall@ontario.ca        613-447-4479
Faye Bryers           faye.bryers@ontario.ca          613-859-8321

Beekeeper Registration:

Go to Ontario Beekeepers Association website: www.ontariobee.com
Under the section New Beekeeper Start Here    
Click on the picture. You will see Frequently asked Questions    
Click on the sentence: Do I Need to Register my hives if I only have one or two?
Click on here,
this will take you directly to the form.
You can print the form, fill it in, and return by mail or fax. Or you can fill in the online form and return by e-mail.
The return address, fax number and e-mail are all at the end of the document.

Bee Suppliers, Nuc and Queen Suppliers

Company          Phone           Website or Email               Contact

Busy Bee         613-275-1112    busybeebeekeepingsupplies.ca    Martin
Bee Supplies     1 844-287-9233                              and Monika

Propolis-etc     613 253-2337    propolis-etc.ca
                 1 855 933-2337

Dancing Bee      905 753-2623    dancingbeehoney.com              Todd

Peter Mewett     613 395-3225    earlyqueenarrivals.com

Robert Stevenson 613 389-9578

Neil Carter613   315 2688    Neilcarter50@gmail.com

Vern Price       613 928 1090    bigbayhorse@xplornet.com
                 613 803 5410
Graeme & Nora Peterson(613) 240-0317 Graeme (Munster p/u)
(613) 328-8563 Nora (Joyceville p/u)   bees@gridly.ca
Note: These are Debbie Hutchings' Queens and Nucs

Nancy Cole 613-377-1586 nancecole@gmail.com

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