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October Club Meeting

  • October 24, 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Bristol Community College, 777 Elsbree St, Fall River, MA Bldg C, Room 111


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This month's meeting will take place 7-9 pm on October 24 at Bristol Community College.  [NOTE: Our location has changed to Building C, Room 111.  Closest parking is lot #4.]

Talk: Winter Preparation – The benefits of Insulation and No Top Ventilation

We will review the overall steps for preparing colonies for winter in the Northeast.

The October 2021 edition of the American Bee Journal includes an article by this month's guest speaker, John A. Gaut.  You can find the "The Benefits of Using Good Hive Insulation But No Upper Entrance in Winter" here.

John A. Gaut, an EAS Certified Master Beekeeper, has a decades long relationship with honey bees. He managed a dozen hives on his family’s dairy farm in Pennsylvania beginning when he was 9 and all through high school.
John is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with an Agricultural Engineering degree and applies engineering principles to beekeeping. As a result, John is a data driven beekeeper and strives to practice precision apiculture. His beekeeping practices minimizes losses while maximizing productivity of honey, queens and bees. He now has hives in multiple locations in northern New Jersey. Honey from his production hives is sold at a local farm store. John also raises queens from his own locally adapted stock for other beekeepers in his area.

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