IOWA HONEY PRODUCES
SUMMER FIELD DAY
I know it’s only February, but I ‘m thinking about the summer field day. The date is June 14th, and the place is to be announced!
Are you tired of buying queens only to have them superseded?
Are you tired of paying $12 to $18 for a queen?
If you are, then mark you calendar for the summer field day.
Many beekeepers are seeking alternative sources for queens. The primary goal of this course is to teach beekeepers methods of rearing their own queens and to be able to tell a good queen form a bad queen.
Hope to see you there. More information to come in a future “buzz”.
BEE HAPPY!! PAT
CHOCOLATE FONDUE (FRUIT DIP)
1 1/3 cups evaporated milk
1/2 cup honey
12 oz. semi-sweet morsels (can use milk chocolate)
Combine milk and honey in pan; bring to boil, stirring continuously. Remove from heat. Add chocolate chips and stir until smooth. Serve with apples, bananas, nuts, strawberries or cherries for dipping. Can also use pieces of angel food cake to dip into fondue.
Microwave cooking directions:
Combine milk and honey in a 4 cup class measure. Cook on full power 2-4 minutes until boiling. Stir in chocolate chips.
Submitted by Donna Brahms
BEEKEEPING in NORTHERN CLIMATE SHORT COURSE
University of Minnesota
March 8-9, 2008
The University of Minnesota Beekeeping short course teaches how to keep bees in cold climates. The method of colony management taught in the course is based on Dr. Basil Furgala's system, which ensures high honey production and wintering success. Other topics covered are equipment needs, disease and mite control, hygienic behavior, and extracting, bottling, and marketing honey. The cost for the two-day course is $120.00 if you register before February 9 and $140.00 after that date. Registration includes two manuals (Beekeeping in Northern Climates and Honey Bee Diseases and Pests), Saturday lunch, and refreshments, and honey tasting. A discount on an accompanying video is available to those who attend the course. The course will be held Saturday (all day) and Sunday (all day), March 8-9.
Dr. Marla Spivak and Mr. Gary S. Reuter teach the course on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota. For further information and on-line registration, please visit our web site.
University of Minnesota
Department of Entomology
1980 Folwell Ave. Room 219
St. Paul, MN 55108-6125