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2020 Healthy Hives

This year’s healthy hive theme, “HoneyBee Nutrition – NH is Blooming”, is focused on honeybee nutrition and being led by Deb Slocum.  The goal of the project is to build a database of when plants, trees, shrubs, etc. are blooming and whether pollinators are collecting from them.

In addition, we are asking beekeepers to note the color of pollen being brought into the hives and submit those observations too.  We are engaging garden clubs, school science programs, etc to help us collect as much information as possible through the year.

We have set up a website for this project:   https://www.nh-is-blooming.com where you will find:

-sample observation spreadsheets

-how to submit the info online, by email or usps mail

-see what is blooming in your area

-flower guides/references, etc.

We are finishing testing the website now – feel free to try submitting some “test” observations & let us know suggestions.   We plan to start accepting real observations on 4/1.

I want to give a shout out to Deb Slocum, John Schneider, and Peggy Dotter  –  It has been wonderful working with this team to pull the project together!

Winter Hive Survey

Starting April 1, we will once again be collecting data on the 2019-2020 winter hive survival and comparing it to previous years.

The survey will open for submitting data online  from now  until 4/30 2019-20 NH Winter Beehive Survey.  The survey takes 5-10 minutes to fill out. If you would rather submit it through USPS, send me a note and I’ll get you a pdf of the questions.

We have a couple contests for those participating:

-One lucky survey participant will win a 1-year membership to NHBA

-The NH Bee club who has the largest percentage of membership participation will win $50 toward refreshments at a future meeting.

-The NH bee club with the 2nd largest participation rate  will win $25.

The analysis results will be available in mid-June.

Upcoming Events
  1. Monthly Meeting April

    April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Deadout CSI Project

Deadout CSI Project is still continuing.  If you do have a deadout, you can find the CSI checklist at :   DEADOUT CSI | NH Honey Bee Health  and if you would like submit your findings to the project

Mite Testing Project

We are collecting the last pieces of the Mite test project data – how did the hives do through the winter. Once we have that, we’ll publish final results.   We are also considering creating a website to make it easier to submit mite counts in the future, but currently we are focused on getting the NH-is-blooming website finished.

If you have any questions – please give me a shout!

Think Spring!   Heather Achilles

B-Line Aparies

Previous Notice Correction – from B-Line Apiaries (Alden Marshall)

Dear Valued Customer,

Due to the COVID-19 situation we are going to make every effort to expedite the dispensing of package bees this year. Although we do enjoy the lingering of our customers, under the circumstances it seems best to forgo that luxury this year. If you notice there are a couple customers at the table being waited on please try to keep the appropriate distance and wait till the coast is clear. We will have packaged pollen supplement available @$3.50 ea. and two for $6.00.

REMINDER: If you have purchased an Italian queen package the queen will be in with the packaged bees. If you have purchased a Carniolan package the queen will not be in with the packaged bees but separate, please be sure you have this caged queen in hand before you leave. If there is a problem or concern about your package after leaving you probably will not be able to contact us by phone that day so call on Wednesday or later.

Again, the pickup date for the Aspen Group is Tuesday, May 5 only, from 8 AM to 8 PM and the Maple Group is May 23rd the same hours as previous pickup. It is very unlikely that this date will change at this time but don’t hesitate to check with the on-line store for any last-minute updates.