We’ll have local beekeeper Arthur Johnson speak about self-sustaining apiaries and overwintering with nucs and localized bees.
Arthur works full-time with technology but gets his spirit from nature. He has been keeping bees in all New England states except CT for 12+ years. He used to run a small commercial apiary called Woodland Apiaries which got him started in treatment free, small cell bees. His bees have been treatment free for the last 4+ years. Currently he maintains over 40 colonies in six yards, all in Wayland. He keeps mostly Russians and breeds his own queens from overwintered stock. He is looking to work with someone next year as he expands to over 100 colonies in 10 yards in the greater Boston area.
Arthur also says: “I love all aspects of beekeeping except for honey extraction.” That tells you it’s all about the bees for him!