Capital Area Beekeepers Association

Monthly News from CABA

August 2022

President's Memo

I came across a video (about 60 minutes long) from Bee Culture magazine from 2017 that offers beekeeping techniques specific to the Southeast and encompassed the whole bee year. Click --->Honey in the Southeast to view. Here are just a few of the topics and considerations covered. 

What will you do with the honey?

How far are you willing to have your bees from your house?

Build your winter bees.

What makes a Good Location?

If you don’t move your bees, you need to have both the Spring and Summer Flow.

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CABA is beginning to plan for its annual fundraiser. We have not held an annual fundraiser since Covid-19 surfaced and we are ready to kick-off a fundraising social event! We are looking for 4-5 members to help plan and steer this event. Do you have resources to help with food planning, auction items, local celebrity speakers, venue settings? We can use your help and new ideas. Please contact Michelle Orillion at cabeekeepers@gmail.com or connect with me at the next meeting!


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Reminders, Requests, Continuing Education

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Call any members interested in speaking to the club about any honey bee, business, beekeeping related expertise.

Have experience with wax processing for candles or soaps? 

Have a system for monitoring and data tracking hives?

Have knowledge about local resources, equipment, trainings, or mentorships?

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Louisiana Beekeepers Association Annual Convention is August 25-26, 2022 in Alexandria. For more information and to register, click here.

If you registered early and didn't have meal options available to purchase at that time, then please visit LBA now and you will be able to buy meal and banquet tickets.

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Bee Informed Partnership has recorded webinars. Click-->here.

University of Florida's Two Bees in a Podcast with Dr. Jamie Ellis click -->here.

Texas Bee Supply's free monthly webinars with Blake Shook click -->here.

Alabama Extension's At Home Beekeeping Series click -->here.




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August Meetings

PLEASE NOTE: CABA now has two learning events each month!!

The regular monthly meetings held second Tuesdays.

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BEE SCHOOL-Live and Hive Side 

held each Saturday following the monthly Tuesday meetings.

9AM-11AM. Visit our events page to registration. 

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Member meeting is

Tuesday, August 9 @ 7-8:30 PM.


Guest Speakers: Past President, Dan Weber will teach us how to make creamed honey. Joshua Frierson will also give us updates on the CABA apiary and honey harvest.

Zoom meetings have been discontinued. Please join us in person!

BEE SCHOOL-Live and Hive Side is Saturday, August  13 @ 9-11:00 AM

Lead by members of CABA Apiary Team. Registration required. 







CABA is a non-profit beekeeping organization for the Louisiana capital region.

     

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