Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February Meeting #1...

Hampden County Beekeepers February Meeting #1

When: Thursday, February 9th at 7pm

Where: Willimanset Heights Improvement League (WHIL)
118 Mount Vernon Rd.
Chicopee, MA 01013

This is meeting is part of our 2012 bee school session. The night's topics are covered in Chapter 4 of your books. Please arrive before 7:00pm as class will start promptly at 7:00pm.

Topic 1: Source of Bees
w/speaker Tom Flebotte HCBA Director

Topic 2: Installing Bees
w/speakers Tom Flebotte HCBA Director


  1. Question for the experts! I want to order my "starter" hive kit, as suggested, early! All of the frames offered seem to come with "Plasticell" this a good thing? I thought I gathered in the last class the the beeswax ones, which need wiring, are better for the bees? Con someone shed light on this? Thanks! Todd

  2. Plastic, durable long lived no maintenance. Wax Foundation traditional requires some skill to put together,

    No right or wrong just be consistent, I have found mixing does not seem to work as well. If started on plastic they will ignore wax foundation and even harder to get them on plastic if you started on wax. One other note I have both white and black Plasticell and on occasion mixed the white and black. I found they would seem to prefer the color I started them on.

  3. This comment has been removed by the author.


Please leave your comments on this post below. Have a new question? Email it to and we will post it here.