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Status of SPRING

Comparison of 2019 spring leaf out to average from 1981-2010

Keep track of SPRING by visiting USA – National Phonology Network

The First Leaf Index is based on the leaf out of lilacs and honeysuckles, which are among the first plants to show their leaves in the spring.

The First Bloom Index is based on the flowering of lilacs and honeysuckles. This Index is associated with blooming of early-spring shrubs and leaf out of deciduous trees. 

https://www.usanpn.org/news/spring 

       

 

Mites and “fat body” bees

New research now indicates that varroa mites feed on bee “fat bodies” and not completely the hemolymph. Some beekeepers are thinking about the implication on treating for mites. You can read one person’s thought here.

BCBA 2019 Elections

On Wednesday October 17th the BCBA held elections for 2019 officers.  We are excited to announce the following:

  • BCBA President – Dave Elsen
  • BCBA Vice President – Julie Mazzoleni
  • BCBA Secretary – Julianne Sanders
  • BCBA Treasurer – Tom Cashman

We look forward to a 2019 season filled with good conversation,  great learning for both new and experienced bee keepers, support and BEE FUN !

Please be sure the thank Steve Hupfer for 3 years as president and Lynne Lindgren for being our 2018 treasurer – THANK YOU AND WELL DONE!