Our October AABA Meeting will be held Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 7:00-9:00 PM at Arlington Echo.

Note: There will be a “New Beekeeper” session from 6-7 PM – one hour before the start of the regular meeting. Experienced beekeepers will open up the Arlington Echo hives (weather permitting) and be available to answer questions.

New Beekeeping Hour, 6-7 PM

Before the regular meeting, join us for a “New Beekeeper’s Session. Experienced beekeeper’s will inspect the Arlington Echo hives (weather permitting) and answer questions.

Presentation of the Commander Mumford Awards

This award is presented each year to the winner of the “Best in Show” competition at the Anne Arundel County fair. We will presenting the awards to the 2017 and 2018 winners.

Program

Charles DeBarber

The speaker for our October meeting is Charles DeBarber. Charles will speak to the club about making Swarm Boxes. Charles is the Senior Beekeeper at the Filbert Street Garden and operates the largest community garden bee yard in Maryland. He has years of experience with swarm captures, bait boxes, and cut outs. He has unique experience in repairing and restoring old hive equipment and is considered a local subject matter expert in capturing feral honeybees.

Meeting Location

The meeting will be held in the main building at the Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center.

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