Its Big Bee Buzz time!  This is such a great event each year and the topics and speakers are top notch.  As a reminder, the Buzz will be at Venue68 near 71st and 101st in Tulsa.  The time and map is located on the NEOBA website.  Please do register online ahead of time if possible. For the first time, we will have several breakout sessions where two talks will occur simultaneously and you get to choose which topic interest you most.  This is a phenomenal opportunity at an amazingly low cost – consider it an investment in yourself to attend.  Time schedule, speaking topics, and a map is located on the neoba.org website.

Thanks to Chelsea Cook for coordinating the Springfest bee booth at the upcoming Tulsa Garden Center April 7th/8th.  If you go to the event, be sure to stop by our booth to say hi.  Ray and Michelle Sparks have volunteered to be the organizer for the Tulsa Free Fair in July and they will be busy making plans to represent NEOBA at that event.  If you would be willing to assist with the planning, setup, or sit at the boot, please send an email to info@neoba.org.

I have begun to add supers to the hives that have a large population already. Before adding boxes, it is important to recognize that hives do not all grow at the same rate.  Take time to “add up” in your head how many frames of brood there are when you do an inspection, as that will give you an idea of how fast they will expand in the next few weeks.  If there are several frames of brood, make sure you give the colony room to expand. If you have not completed an inspection on your hive(s) yet this spring, I encourage you to do so soon.

Thanks for being a part of our group, and I’ll see you at the next meeting!

Dane