COARC Saturday in the Apiary

  • 09 Sep 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • OSU Central Oregon Ag Research Center

COARC Saturday in the Apiary

Saturday in the Apiary

September 9, 2017 from 10 am to 12 pm

(Doors open at 9:30 for early birds and coffee)

OSU Central Oregon Ag Research Center

850 NW Dogwood Lane

Madras, OR 97741


September is critical to find out if our winter preparations we started in July are working out. We will repeat sugar rolls to find out if Varroa mite treatments were sufficient or are necessary now for those colonies, which were not treated yet. We requeened two colonies in August: were the queens accepted? Feeding: necessary or is there a nectar flow from rabbit brush?

Participants in the Oregon Master Beekeeping Program

- Apprentices: Earn an education point! If you like to work on your seasonal checklist, please let Heike know ahead of time.

- Journeys: Like to lead a group through one of the hives? Please, let Heike know ahead of time and you can earn service points!

Bring your hat/veil/gloves and water bottle. Consider to come early and bring your questions. This time there is no time to meet afterwards over lunch. RSVP Heike Williams at appreciated and necessary in case of notification of possible changes. Short notice okay (text 541-740-7877). Looking forward to seeing you there!


“Saturday in the Apiary” is a casual, loosely structured event intended to provide a learning experience in a relaxed setting. We perform hive inspections, discuss colony management strategies for the month, and implement them. Everyone who is comfortable being around live honey bees is welcome. You do not need to be a participant in the OMB Program to attend. You would need to bring your own gear. This is a free event.

Save the date: Next Saturday in the Apiary October 14, 2017 – 10 am to 12 pm in Madras

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