The Door County Beekeepers Club (DCBC) is gearing up to help their hives thrive this summer. On Tuesday, they will be having their monthly meeting at Crossroads and this month’s focus will be on diseases that can strike a hive and how to care for them. Wisconsin Agricultural Department Bee Inspector Dan Ziehi will be speaking at the meeting, explaining how to identify diseases, when to treat them, and how to do so without affecting the honey. Dennis Marquardt, part of the executive committee of the DCBC, says they welcome the public to these events to help encourage interest in the insects.
The lecture part of the meeting will start at 6:30. Beforehand, they will be performing a “hive dive“ at 5:30, opening up the beehive at Crossroads to see how the queen and her brood are doing. This event is free and open to the public.