You might have noticed a large number of bees swarming and taking up residence in some pretty odd places, like water meters, electric meters, trees, logs, barns and even the eaves of your home. What causes the bees to do this you ask? Too many bees in the hive. The bees are running out of space and need a bigger home.
The Walker County Beekeepers Association is swarming also. The club has doubled in its size from last year and has outgrown the meeting place at the county extension office on Tam Road. WCBA will start meeting at the Walker Education Center, located at 1402 19th Street, in the Sam Houston Museum Complex. The first meeting in our new location will be May 26th at 7:00 p.m.
The Association is made up of Hobbyist beekeepers who keep a few hives on average. The meetings usually have a guest speaker to give information on how to be a successful beekeeper. If you or someone you know might be interested in beekeeping, please attend. It’s free.
Don’t forget! our next meeting is at the Walker Education Center on 19th street. We start at 7:00 and are done by 8:00. But there are always those of us who stay later and talk bees and beekeeping. So if you have specific questions, someone will get you an answer.
If you’d like further information about WCBA please call Kevin Smith at 936-291-2988