There will be a gathering at the MAA Apiary on Saturday May 5 at 1:00 pm. The apprentices are still expected to show up on Saturday at noon on that day.
Besides apprentice training, the group will do a checkup of the bees and equalize the strength of the colonies to give the 2-3 weak to medium colonies a boost, while slowing down a bit the remaining strong colonies. We have started feeding the bees, just to stimulate the queen to continue laying eggs (a bit of a problem with the Russian bees, as their queens tend to decrease, and even stop the egg laying with cold weather and with absence of food intake, and that is not what we need at this moment). On Saturday they will need to be fed again.
We'll also try to melt some of the old comb, perhaps clean up the rooms that we want to occupy and start moving some of the equipment from the shed.
Everyone is welcome to attend and help out with the work at the apiary!