March Meeting

Post date: Feb 28, 2020 4:58:59 PM

Big Sky Beekeepers met at 6:00pm on Thursday, March 12 in the conference room at Westside Lanes. Cam Lay was our guest speaker. He began with a quick overview of honeybee biology and life cycles, especially as it relates to a northern climate like Montana. He then gave us a quick update on Montana beekeeping regulations. He talked a little about the commercial beekeeping industry, how it works and what interests the commercial guys and the hobbyists have in common, and their differences. He showed us a few slides about bee diseases and treatment, emphasizing the importance of Varroa mite control. He finished with some beekeeping “tips and tricks” that he has found useful.