Dates To Bee Remembered
June 26, 2010 Field Day at Ebert Honey Lynnville, IA
June 26, 2010 IHPA Board Meeting following the Field Day
August 12-22, 2010 Iowa State Fair
September 19, 2010 Board Meeting 2 pm Heartland Inn, Des Moines
November 4, 2010 Board Meeting 7 pm Best Western Regency Inn, Marshalltown, IA
November 5th & 6th Annual Meeting Best Western Regency Inn, Marshalltown
For Sale: new crop honey $1.75 lb. in five gal. bucket plus new bucket exchange. Don't let your customers run out of honey, or they will get it from someone else.
Curt Bronnenberg (515) 465-5939 www.springvalleyhoneyfarms.com
For Sale Bees with one story hive:
Painted used equipment in good condition. The hive will consist of one bottom board, 9 5/8 - 10 frame hive body with bees and 9 frames, entrance reducer, insulated inner lid and metal outer lid. The queen will be one year old or less. The total for this hive package will be $125.00 a $30.00 deposit is required. Ready to be picked up around June 1st.
Curtis Barnhart, Monticello, IA
FOR SALE: Queen excluders--$2; feeder buckets--$1
Contact Dick Blake at 712-246-3412
FOR SALE: 4 Frame Nucs for summer expansion--available late June to early July. Call for pricing, Phil Ebert 641-527-2639 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
For Sale: Honeybees in one-story hives with ten frames of good comb, reversible screened bottom board and a cover. $125.
Contact Josh Sommers
Asian honey bee watch extends to Townsville
North Queensland Register
SURVEILLANCE teams looking for the unwanted Asian honeybee (Apis cerana) have arrived in Townsville.
Biosecurity Queensland Asian honeybee surveillance manager Wim De Jong said there were concerns the exotic pest had hitched a ride all the way from Cairns. "This expanded surveillance effort is an opportunity to roll out a new honeybee trap," he said. "This week surveillance teams are visiting communities, port areas, major transport corridors and heavy transport premises between Cairns and Townsville searching for any signs of the pest bee. "They are working closely with Queensland Rail to keep a close watch on trains, stations and depots."
Mr De Jong said the recent detection of a nest of Asian honeybees in Innisfail was possibly the result of the bees using transport corridors along the coast.
"So far our intensive surveillance in the Innisfail area has not found any further nests or swarms," Mr De Jong said. "We hope this is good news. But if bees have travelled to Innisfail via transportation, then it is possible they have gone even further afield. "The surveillance is a precautionary measure to monitor any possible spread from Cairns.
"A team of four will operate weekly between Cairns and Townsville until we are satisfied that rail and road transport are not potential carriers." Mr De Jong's trap consists of a tray containing a sticky sugar-based attractant with a cap sheltering the lure from water. "Once a bee is caught in the trap, they cannot escape, allowing for prompt identification," Mr De Jong said. Asian honeybees are slightly smaller than the European honeybee (Apis mellifera) and its abdomen has more distinctive brown and yellow stripes. They tend to fly more erratically than the European honey-bee.
Asian honeybees have been targeted for eradication since they were first detected in Cairns in 2007.