August 11th Beekeeping Field Day and Potluck: Varroa testing!

Here is one of our last beekeeping field days for the 2012 year, and this one is going to be a doozie! We are going to have a look at varroa mites and check their populations in a couple of the hives. We will look at healthy colony buildup in both the shaken split made in May of this year as well as the swarm that we moved in 2 weeks ago in to a hive on site! We will also have a look at a weak hive that had water damage to see its development! Come for noon, eat lunch with other beekeepers and beekeeping enthusiasts, and then get ready to beekeep around 1pm.

Here are the details:

Beekeeping Field Day and Potluck

Location: The AREA (, 1119 10th ave SE Calgary

Time: 12pm-3pm

Cost: $15/pp online at  or cash-cheque day of.

Extras: Please bring a long sleeved shirt and pants, as well as a hat and potluck item! Remember that the chances of stings are low, you are liable to your own safety while working with our bees, so keep that in mind 🙂

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