• Certification Class Announced at May Meeting

    Date: 2016.05.13 | Category: Announcement, General, plants | Tags:

    Spring 2016A certification class is coming to the CVBA. Specifics will be forthcoming. The certification testing is reportedly quite difficult and will require dedicated study. Stay tuned in to this website and come to the meetings to get the latest information on this topic.

    2016 is shaping up to be a great year for honey! Lots of things are blooming right now and swarms are at a record high. Its a great time to be a beekeeper in the Chattahoochee Valley.  Keep a check on your hives and add those supers!  Clover seems more abundant this year than previous years.  Did you know that bees love privet hedge blossoms?  Its true… and it makes great honey.  Privet hedge is everywhere in this area and this honeybee fact makes it a little easier to tolerate the highly invasive shrub.  The photo is showing a few wildflowers, which required very little effort but took a great deal of patience to grow.  Two years of  leaving this section un-mown was difficult because it looked terrible the whole time.  From someone who loves to mow, this was an accomplishment.