September 2014

Northwest Arkansas Beekeepers Association

September Meeting 2014

Fayetteville Arkansas

8th August, 2014

Club President: Tom Nichols

Vice President: Mark Eaton

Treasurer: Nancy Kahanak

Secretary: Brad Keck

· BEE FACT: The honey bee's wings stroke incredibly fast, about 200 beats per second, thus making their famous, distinctive buzz. A honey bee can fly for up to six miles, and as fast as 15 miles per hour.

While many insects are eaten by humans as food, the honey bee is the only insect that produces human food.

At the beginning of the meeting, we had 56 people in attendance.

This month we viewed a copy of the film Queen of the Sun, and had a group discussion afterward.

Horace Bryant announces that he will be selling his beekeeping equipment – he has assemble and un-assembled equipment. He can be reached at 479-756-2909 or 479-200-0382

Feed the Bees! : Vitex agnus-castus, also called Vitex, Chaste nree, or Monk's Pepper, is a native of the Mediterranean region. Drought and disease resistant, this plant can either be a bush 15ft tall or a tree 25ft tall depending on how the plant is treated. Vitex likes full sun but can handle partial shade. This plant species has numerous medicinal uses and feeds the bees.