From: Potter, Tammy (AGR) []
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2019 10:44 AM
To: Potter, Tammy (AGR) <>
Subject: May Beelines

Hi all:

Just a friendly reminder that the Bee Informed Survey is now open (it closes on April 30).  If you have had bee losses, this is another chance to tell the national researchers:  If 300 Kentucky beekeepers respond, our state will receive a report specific to our beekeepers.

Seems like we have actually had a spring instead of skipping straight to summer.  You should consider putting small hive beetle traps in now, as well as doing a sample to check on the varroa mite load.  Swarm season is in full swing, so remember to be careful when trying to catch a swarm.  If you get a call, you may want to ask how long the swarm has been there before making a trek.

The Heartland Apiculture Society is having its Summer meeting at WKU in Bowling Green, July 8-10.  The online registration is now open:

May 2019 Beelines

Tammy Horn Potter, KY State Apiarist
Frankfort, KY 40601

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