President’s Message, November 2019

My term as MSBA President will end on December 31, so this is my last message. I have thoroughly enjoyed serving as President and working with the MSBA Board. I especially want to thank those who have done most, if not all, of the hard work, Kim Mehalick (VP) for all of the great speakers, Toni Burnham (Secretary) for keeping me on track, and Allen Hayes for the advice and guidance. All of you have made me look good. I Read More …

President’s Message, June 2019

Wow! What a great season so far. My hives are exploding with bees and piled high with supers loaded with nectar and capped honey. I am having a hard time keeping up with them. Sadly, I see that the tulip tree bloom in my backyard is starting to fade but, there is a ton of white clover popping up and will hopefully carry the nectar flow on for a while.  I hope your season is going as well as mine. Read More …

President’s Message, June 2019

Wow! What a great season so far. My hives are exploding with bees and piled high with supers loaded with nectar and capped honey. I am having a hard time keeping up with them. Sadly, I see that the tulip tree bloom in my backyard is starting to fade but, there is a ton of white clover popping up and will hopefully carry the nectar flow on for a while.  I hope your season is going as well as mine. Read More …

President’s Letter, January 2019

by Jim Fraser A new year, 2019, is upon us and I hope it brings good things to you and the rest of our fellow beekeepers. We have experienced a fairly mild winter so far, yet as I write this it is freezing outside and they are predicting at least one Polar Vortex event. When you have time, “bee” sure to check your bees for adequate food stores. My bees are consuming fondant at a very fast pace. Don’t lose Read More …

President’s Message

As I look out the windows of my truck traveling to my bee yards, I know that it is fall based on the calendar; however, the trees aren’t showing many signs of fall and the temperatures aren’t really fall like either. Once again, the weather is not reading the books. Either way, the bees need to be put to bed for winter – feed them so they are heavy, put on mouse guards, and kill the mites. Many beekeepers do more, many do less and we all hope for Read More …