Contact information for local sources of package bees and NUCs.
8 ounces $15
16 ounces $25
Contact by text preferred please:
In order to avoid any legal ramifications, it's suffice that this is Willy's healthy supplement recipe for adding to sugar syrup.
5 cups water
2 1/2 lbs sugar
1/8 teaspoon lecithin granules (used as emulsifer)
15 drops spearmint oil
15 drop lemongrass oil
He mentioned he used a cap full per 2 gals of sugar syrup when feeding.
Willy purchases the lecithin granules and oils from Puritan's Pride. www.puritan.com (This is not an endorsement, but just a source suggestion)
However, the least expensive container of lecithin granules is 16 oz which is most likely a lot more than will ever be used by one beekeeper. Amazon has a 4 oz package available which is reasonable even though the price per oz is a good bit more.
First Baptist Church Ashland
800 Thompson Street (Route 54)
Ashland, VA 23005
From the WEST - Wesley Street (church sits on the corner of Thompson Street & Wesley) is a left-hand turn, 0.3 mike past Kiddie Kingdom and Hanover Manor, both of which are on the right side of Route 54.
This next paragraph applies to ALL TRAVEL DIRECTIONS,
After you are on Wesley Street, quickly turn left or, not as quickly, take the second left entrance into the parking lot and proceed either left or right around the church, to the rear of the building. Our entrance will bee the one nearest to the awning covered entrance on the far right; there will bee a sign at the correct door.
From the EAST - from the junction of Route 1 (Washington Highway) & Route 54 (Main Street which becomes Thompson Street), it is 1.5 miles to the right hand turn onto Wesley Street. It is also 1.0 mile from where you cross the railroad tracks. Follow the ALL TRAVEL DIRECTIONS above once there.
From the SOUTH - either follow the directions for From the East or find your way to Elmont Road, which becomes Medical Drive, where it makes a T at Route 54; you’ll see the church diagonally to the right. Follow the West directions from there; I’m not sure you’re even 0.1 mile from Wesley Street.
From the NORTH - if you know the backroads you can wind your way there OR I would suggest you follow the directions for From the East.
Look for the stick-the-ground, 2-sided, corrugated plastic signs. Yellow background with a few honey bees flying around and the words: ASHLAND BEEKEEPERS MEETING. One on the corner of Wesley and Thompson; the other just outside the entry door.
Presentation slides from "Summer Beekeeping" by Ed Mekalian.
Mike Sandridge's presentation at the January ABA meeting: nosema
Questions about labeling that golden package? Check out our Resources page for a brief 101 on Labeling.
As mentioned at our June 2015 "Harvesting Honey" program, Wm. R. Hill & Co sells jars at good prices in bulk.