Skagit Valley Bee Keepers October News Letter
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Skagit Valley Bee Keepers 
Seth Smith,  President              770-0481                          Rob Johnson,  Board                       770-6170  Diane Dong,  Vice President     391-9876                        Steven LeBlanc,  Board                   202-2266
Mark Benson,  Secretary           854-0046                         Charlie Langseth,  Honorary Board  293-6853
  Scott Rhodes,  Treasurer          856-2652                          Robert Preinesberger,  Editor           610-8091     Bruce Bowen,  Board                422-5146                                             
The next meeting will be held Thursday,  October 13th at 7:00 pm.  The meeting will be held at the Skagit Farmers Supply Administration building , located at 1833 Park Avenue Burlington Wa.
Topics to be discussed;  Winter and Emergency feeding,  Mite Control,  Spring Nuc orders and a Queen Rearing schedule, for those interested in learning about how to raise Queens.


  My name is Robert Preinesberger and I am your new Skagit Valley Beekeepers, news letter editor.  I am looking forward to spreading the word about what we have going on in our club.  We have a number of accomplished beekeepers and it is my goal to glean timely information from you,  so that we all can benefit and become better bee keepers.  If anyone has suggestions or comments,  please let me know.

Things to do this Month

  • If your hives are in a bad spot,  now is the time to move them.  Try to find a place that will get sun in the winter and that has a wind break. Make sure to ventilate your hives to prevent condensation...moisture kills.
  • Treat for mites.  The club has two vaporizers for use with oxalic acid,  contact Diane Dong and she can set you up.

The SVBA Honey Report

Its time to collect data for the 3rd annual SVBA honey report.  Please let us know how many pounds of honey you've collected, from how many hives.  No names will be published,  unless you would like it to be.  It will be fun for us to see how we are doing and how the years match up.  Thank you for participating!
  • Keep Feeding.  The weather looks like it will be conducive for feeding this month.  Feed until your bees stop feeding,  then remove whatever feed is left.  Do not leave syrup in hive once they stop feeding.
  • Use entrance reducers and mouse guards to keep out unwanted pests.

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