Mentor Program

If you are new to keeping Honey Bees, you may want to consider a Mentor.  Our mentors are experienced beekeepers who like to share their knowledge and experiences.  Please contact one of the mentors listed below to get started.   Also please consider attending our annual PBBA Bee School.  Click here to check out the Bee School.

 

PBBA Mentors:

Gerard Godville – (603) 968-7992
gsbeesbrdgh2o@yahoo.com

Melanie Mardin
mardi3452@twc.com

Linda Turner
stinbrook@yahoo.com

Jim Conn – (603) 728-7927
dirtnfur@aol.com

Upcoming Events
  1. August Workshop (Rain or Shine)

    August 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Monthly Meeting September

    September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Announcements

ELAP Agency is offering emergency assistance to eligible producer of Honeybees. Producers have 30 days “from when the loss became apparent” to notify FSA.

Click here to view a fact sheet regarding the assistance.

To view the letter to Gerard from Steven Schmidt, County Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency click here.

2018-19 Winter Loss Survey

Summary of results:

-We had 405 beekeepers, 442 apiaries, 1445 hives &* 530 NUCs represented this year!

-Winter Hive loss was 55% and NUC Loss was 31%  – which is a trend in the right direction – down from 58% last year and 65% two years ago)

-Comparing management practices over the last 3 years, it appears that the winter loss data is being used  to help beekeepers make their management decisions.

-Many of the trends we have seen in the last couple years continued this last winter.

-This year we included some charts comparing the results from the last 3 years… there are some interesting results looking at individual counties… We can’t explain them- but they are interesting!

During the year we are hoping to do further analysis to understand why Merrimack county continues to have the highest losses as well as overlay data such as weather, etc.

The full results are at: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/075aba_0f8bb5737d95483f8544165fa7893f5a.pdf