Hive Inspection @ Blue Heron with Gina Gallucci

Sign up at: https://www.memberplanet.com/events/mababc/101621blueheronhiveinspectionwithginagallucci_1 Details at: https://metroatlantabeekeepers.org/hive-inspections/ Free for members; $15 donation requested from non-members. This Hive Inspection is being led by Gina Gallucci. Blue Heron Nature Preserve's driveway is across the street from Pike's. Gina will be in the parking lot by 10:25. Everyone will meet in the lot and walk over to the apiary at 10:30. Please be on time, the apiary isn't in sight of the parking lot. If you need to contact Gina that morning, please use her cell: 404-519-4141. You are required to bring and wear protective gear. The options are: * Full bee suit…

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Monthly Meeting – (6:30 mentoring) Bill Hesbach – Ventilation

The Science Behind Hive Ventilation - Folklore vs. FactHow do bees regulate ventilation in the colony? Master beekeeper and author Bill Hesbach will share what’s best for the bees and what you can do as a beekeeper to assist them. This highly discussed topic will include thermoregulation, convection flows and condensing the hives as part of this month’s presentation. Mentoring Time will start at 6:30 with Linda Tillman. The topic is "Harvesting Honey Without an Extractor and Chunk and Comb Honey.” The discussion will be followed by a Q & A so bring on your questions! The meeting proper starts at…

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Monthly Meeting – (6:30 mentoring) Julia Mahood – Drones

Meetings are currently being held virtually with Zoom until we make an announcement otherwise.Meetings would normally be held at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Heritage Hall on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The Annual Picnic and Honey Contest held in September may be scheduled for a different day than the regular meeting day. Please see the Calendar for more details about scheduled events.Meetings usually include interesting speakers and discussions on a variety of topics related to beekeeping, such as hive management, honey bee problems, honey, beeswax, and other hive products.Meetings begin at 7:00 pm and conclude by 9:00…

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Monthly Meeting – (6:30 mentoring) Dr. Keith Delaplane

Meetings are currently being held virtually with Zoom until we make an announcement otherwise.Meetings would normally be held at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Heritage Hall on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The Annual Picnic and Honey Contest held in September may be scheduled for a different day than the regular meeting day. Please see the Calendar for more details about scheduled events.Meetings usually include interesting speakers and discussions on a variety of topics related to beekeeping, such as hive management, honey bee problems, honey, beeswax, and other hive products.Meetings begin at 7:00 pm and conclude by 9:00…

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Monthly Meeting – (6:30 mentoring) – Virtual with Chelsea Cook

Even Bees Can’t Agree onWhere to Eat Dinner…How do bees make foraging choices in the field? This talk describes experimentsset up to answer this question, and how individual bees can learn to influencethe collective foraging dynamics of the colony. Our Speaker this month is Chelsea Cook, PhD, who is an assistant professor atMarquette University and Founder/Chief Science Officer at HiveTech Solutions.Chelsea is a great speaker so you won't want to miss this presentation!Mentoring Time starts at 6:30 and will feature Master Beekeeper Julia Mahooddiscussing "Winter Hive Preparation" The meeting proper starts at7:00 PM.We will announce the Beekeeper of the Year…

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Monthly Meeting – (6:30 mentoring) Peter Helfrich – Pollinators – Virtual (Zoom)

Mentoring Time will start at 6:30.  The discussion will be followed by a Q & A so bring on your questions! The meeting proper starts at 7:00 PM.  Meetings are currently being held virtually with Zoom until we make an announcement otherwise.Meetings would normally be held at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Heritage Hall on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Please see the Calendar for more details about scheduled events.Meetings usually include interesting speakers and discussions on a variety of topics related to beekeeping, such as hive management, honey bee problems, honey, beeswax, and other hive products.Meetings begin at…

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2022 MABA Virtual Beekeeping Course – Register Now!!

An Introduction to Honey Bees and Beekeepinghttps://mp.gg/xfxdn (Click here to register!)Attend the MABA Short Course online to learn the fundamentals of beekeeping from our panel of experts. We welcome anyone who is interested in learning about honey bees, even if a hive is not in your immediate future.Setting up new hives must be done in the spring, generally from March to May. This course is offered in January to give potential beekeepers time to order bees and equipment and prepare a site for hives.Due to Covid-19 we are not able to host a large group in person, so we are offering this year's…

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Certified Test for the UGA Master Beekeeping Program

MABA has been authorized to locally host another Certified Test for the UGA Master Beekeeping Program! The test date is Saturday, June 5th at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve Field Research Center just off Roswell Road in Atlanta. Testing will be by appointment starting at 1PM. Our previous test date sold out quickly and there is limited availability. Registration and more information is available online - https://mp.gg/voifp The cost is $50 and registration closes June 3rd. The text for the exam is First Lessons in Beekeeping by Keith Delaplane. You must have been a beekeeper for at least one year…

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