THE HONEYPOT

Official Newsletter of the

MONTGOMERY COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION

 


June 2017


Orchid Bees: The Little Things In Life

I’ve spent over 6 weeks in Costa Rica over the past three years volunteering on a native bee research project ...
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MCBA Outreach

Beekeepers love to talk about bees, especially honey bees. It's a wonderful to see kids, people of all ages be ...
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June MCBA Meeting Recap: Sustainable Honey Bee Program

The first portion of the monthly meeting was a discussion by members about their hives, announcement of upcoming events, the ...
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MCBA’s Lending Library

“Handle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage it.” 
― John Muir Come to ...
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MCBA Picnic Fun

The annual MCBA picnic took place on June 12, 2017 behind the Brookside Nature Center.  Beekeepers kicked off the festivities ...
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Sunflower Pollen May Boost Honey Bee Health

If I could take my bees on an outing it would be to the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area off River ...
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Honey bee on Nepeta

June Honey Bee Power Plant

Catmint – Nepeta species Catmint is a long-blooming perennial that is easily grown in average to dry, well-drained soil in ...
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A Little Honey Bee by Gracie Emerick

I'm a little honey bee I hope to not die from CCD Me and my un-bee-lievable friends Think our challenges ...
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The Smallest Swarm

June Letter from the South

We all tell tales about big swarms, the kind that barely fit into your catch box. Well, this morning I ...
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May 2017


May Letter from the South

You will recall that at the end of March, I was turning down swarm calls because I had no equipment ...
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Allium giganteum

May Honey Bee Power Plant

Giant Onion – Allium giganteum ‘Globemaster’ This month, we feature the bulbous perennial commonly called Giant Onion. This may very well ...
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MCBA: Volunteers Make It Happen

The Montgomery County Beekeepers Association is entirely run by volunteers. Over the years, we have had many so people who ...
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April MCBA Meeting Recap:  Cybil Preston, Chief Apiary Inspector

Cybil presented an overview of work done by her department and reminded members that registering our hives with the Department ...
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April 2017


March MCBA Meeting Recap: Tim McMahon, How Do Honey Bees Differ from Other Bees?

As MCBA members, while we have a primary interest in the honeybee, the environment in which apis mellifera lives and ...
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