From: Potter, Tammy (AGR) [mailto:Tammy.Potter@ky.gov]
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2019 10:44 AM
To: Potter, Tammy (AGR) <Tammy.Potter@ky.gov>
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: https://26.selectsurvey.net/beeinformed/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=LMS2019#.  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:  http://www.heartlandbees.org/register-today/

May 2019 Beelines

Tammy Horn Potter, KY State Apiarist
Frankfort, KY 40601
502.229.2950
www.kyagr.com/statevet/honeybees.html

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