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Membership dues are due!

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello, Bee Buddies!

Each October, we elect our association officers and it marks the time when membership dues are due. 

Membership costs $15.00 per person per year or $25.00 household per year.

Please pay our treasurer for 2014 at the next meeting. 

See you Monday night on February 3rd!            

Bee Caste

Posted on October 2, 2010 at 12:24 AM Comments comments (0)


•Workers - Reproductively underdeveloped females that do all the work of the colony. A colony may have 2,000 to 60,000 workers.

•Queen - A fully fertile female specialized for producing eggs. When a queen dies or is lost, workers select a few young worker larvae and feed them a special food called "royal jelly." These special larvae develop into queens. Therefore, the only difference between workers and queens is the quality and quantity of the larval diet. There is usually only one queen per colony. The queen also affects the colony by producing chemicals called "pheromones" that regulate the behavior of other bees.

•Drones - Male bees. A colony may have 0 to 500 drones during spring and summer. Drones fly from the hive and mate in the air with queens from other colonies. Drones are kicked out of the hive during the winter months.


Bee races

Posted on October 2, 2010 at 12:19 AM Comments comments (0)

•Italian Bees, Apis mellifera ligustica

•Carniolan Bees, Apis mellifera carnica

•Caucasian Bees, Apis mellifera caucasica

•German Black Bees, Apis mellifera mellifera

•Africanized Honey Bees, Apis mellifera scutellata

Queen Bee

Posted on October 1, 2010 at 11:19 PM Comments comments (1)

How long does it take the queen to pupate?