Update on Covid-19: With the limitations brought by Covid-19 Franklin County Beekeepers Association will be hosting virtual monthly beekeeping meetings. Joint virtual meetings with the New England Beekeepers Coalition are being developed. We will keep you informed.

FCBA Monthly Meetings

Bees are so important, so critical. We want everyone to understand just how much.

FCBA Members & Guests,

There will not be a Franklin County Bee Association meeting on January 20th. Although we have arranged to use the Second Congregational Church in Greenfield for January, February, and March, the Covid virus continues to determine our choices. We wish everyone to remain healthy and hope to see an opportunity to resume in-person meetings for March.

I have scheduled a February meeting with Kim Flottum. This will be a Zoom meeting (invitation attached). Tom Graney will send a reminder the week of the meeting. Kim is a longtime friend, past Editor of Bee Culture Magazine has written seven books that I know about and is probably the best source of beekeeping information and beekeepers in the U.S. He does a beekeeper's PodCast with Jim Tew, and Kim is an experienced beekeeper. This will be fun and informative. I hope everyone can join in on the meeting.

TOPIC: "Managing Bees in Your Second Year." Starting a colony in your first year is about building population, creating comb, building colony strength before winter. The second year adds many new tasks and goals to move into swarm prevention, honey production, and Queen management. Kim will walk us through the second season as a beekeeper. This will be helpful to first-season and experienced beekeepers. One-hour presentation followed by a question and answer session.

March 17th We will have a meeting, in person or as a Zoom meeting. Tom and I will keep you informed.

Daniel Conlon is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Daniel Conlon's Zoom Meeting

Time: Feb 17, 2022, 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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