Bee Supply Vendors

 

We now have several local merchants carrying beekeeping equipment:
Rand’s Hardware, Main St., Plymouth
Yeaton Agway, Highland St., Plymouth
Tractor Supply, Boulder Point Dr., Plymouth

Alden Marshall
B-Line Apiaries
Hudson, NH
883-6764
email:  b-line@comcast.net

Allen Lindahl
Hillside Apiaries
Merrimack, NH
429-0808

Troy Hall
Hall Apiaries
603-298-7209
email:  t_roy_hardwoods@yahoo.com

Ben & Bev Chadwick (Products from the hive)

Spring Fever Farm
603-875-3544

The New Hampshire Honey Bee
138 Alstead Hill Road
Gilsum, NH
354-8019

Reyah Carlson
Apitherapist
South Pleasant St.
Bradford, VT
802-272-2001

John Stanley
Honeybee Headquarters
Eldred, NY
Will make deliveries to the New England area

Walter T. Kelley Company

Mann Lake Ltd

Betterbee

Rossman Apiaries

Burch Bottle & Packaging, Inc.

McCormack’s Bee Farm

Wellscroft Fence Systems, LLC
Harrisville, NH 
603-827-3464

Bryant and Lawrence
Incl. Hardware
268 Main St.
Tilton, NH 
603-286-4322
They carry the 1/8″ hardware cloth that is used in making screen bottom boards.

 

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