So I will hope to see you here.
As you may be aware our bee-shed has been razed to the ground and the area is now flattened. Next Sunday the field day will be at my factory in Tepko Road. Lots of ground and you can park in the grounds of 22 or 26 Tepko Road. There is also parking at 24 my factory address but it may be a bit close to the bees if you bring children. Lots of playing area for them . Mary Ellen is overseas and unable to cook for the day. Any volunteers welcome.
The demonstration will be on preparing bees for the summer. I hope Greg will also be able to demonstrate dividing hives to make new ones as per Bruce Whites talk last month.
Also on Demonstration will be my latest Gadget to save the world from bee pests. For anyone that read the July ABK journal on the use of Chlorine and its failure. I once boiled some hives in 1% bleach (Sodium Hypochlorite) for 5 hours four years ago and the results for AFB were still POSITIVE.
I have researched the use of Ozone.
It has the potential to kill anything and everything. I have been putting controlled doses of Ozone into one of my hives. To date I have not killed the bees but the chalkbrood numbers have diminished and I suspect the small hive beetle numbers are down.
Your job next Sunday will be to record what you see before I put my solar powered ozone generators into the hives. The great thing about the Ozone generator is that it costs less than $20 to make.
If you are coming then I have limited seating… only about 20 chairs so bring a chair and table if you can.
Ian Savin has promised to play the piano for you all and that will be better than any piano concert you will ever hear. And yes I do have toilets for ladies and gents . Its gonna be first class….
Hope to see you all thereI
Our Calendar of Events for 2013
Wednesday August 14th Meeting at Lindfield (Shona Blair)
Sunday, August 18th Field Day at WATERMAID 24 Tepko Rd Terrey Hills
Saturday September 7th Chatswood Street Fair
Sunday, September 15th Field Day at ?
Wednesday October 9th Meeting at Lindfield
Sunday, October 13th Field Day at ?
Sunday, November 17th Field Day at ?
Christmas Luncheon ???
All Are welcome ……….