I am super excited to announce our speaker for the November 9th meeting. Keith Delaplane, PhD, will speak to us about honeybee behavior …”Bees in Nature, What are they trying to teach us?”
Dr. Keith Delaplane is Professor of Entomology,
Walter B. Hill Fellow, and Director of the University
of Georgia Honey Bee Program. Throughout his 27 years at UGA, he has conducted numerous research projects, written countless articles, supervised a number of graduate students and been author and editor of several books.
If my memory serves me correectly I have heard that Maple buds ususally begin to appear in mid to late February, Bob Ketch spotted this just north of Athens .. Granted he is likely several hundred feet lower than us, so I ask, is this a sign of an early start?
( I am not sure what angle this was taken at but there are Maple buds!)