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Beekeepers to host open hive demonstration The Members of the Delaware Beekeepers Association invite community members to attend and participate in the open hive demonstration, lectures, and cov- ered dish luncheon on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Coleman's Christmas Tree Farm, Rt. 9, Odessa. There will be a special appear- ance by Michael Badger, MBE, Distinguished English Beekeeper, Honey, Show Judge, Wax Chandler, BBKA officer rom Leeds, Yorkshire. He will share some beekeeping information and experiences from "across the pond". For more information or if you plan on attending this event, con- tact Bill Leitzinger via email at: zingerl3@att.net or call 302-670- 3687. The event begins at 9 a.m., with coffee and donuts. The following activities are scheduled. A to Z of Bee Products, 9:45 a.m. - Everything you wanted to know about what bees produce and how we use them, presented by Dr. Dewey M. Caron, University of Delaware Open Hive, 10:30 a.m. Visitors can come lo0k inside and see how a bee hive fanictions, pre- sented by the Delaware Beekeepers. The."open hive" demonstration will emphasize the proper care of honeybee colonies in the fall sea- son, and demonstrate the harvest and extraction of the honey crop. Technical workshop on formic acid, 10:30 a.m., Jim Bobb, presi- dent of the Pennsylvania Beekeepers Association, will present an application demonstra- tion. Lunch and fellowship, noon. Attendees are asked to bring a dish that uses honey as an ingredi- ent. Beverages and minisubs will be provided by the Delaware Beekeepers Association. No microwave will be available to reheat items/ Lecture, Why We Need Honey Bees, 1:15 p.m., Bob Mitchell, Delaware Bee Inspector, Delaware Department of Agriculture. Visitors may attend one of the following programs at 2 p:m. Tour of Coleman's farm - incltitle st.. to see  Christmas 'tree Cuiture'plus tt/e y 0f bee pollination and explanation of how honey bees provide the color and variety to meals. - Open hive. Technical Workshop Powdered Sugar Roll Demonstration, presented by University of Delaware apiary students Kristin Danek and Elizabeth Burdick. The event concludes at 3 p.m. Bee veils will be supplied - bee- keepers are advised to bring their own equipment. Water will be available for field sessions. There is a children's playground and gift shop at Coleman's. Local Tomatoes Hardwood $22.00/yd Red $26.00/yd Black $26.00/yd Bulk Mulch Call ahead 745-8428 or 684-8844 Bagged Top Soil 10% OFF LANDSCAPE STONE CAPE GAZETTE, Tuesday, Sept. 6 - Sept, 8, 2005 - 23