Introduction to Beekeeping Classes

Classes this year are the first weekend in May – 6th and 7th from 12:00 to 4:00 both days at Meadowbrook Interpretive Center. You can pre-register at Si View Parks Registration We’ll cover treatment-free and traditional methods, splits, combines, foundationless management and just about everything else. Weather permitting, we’ll be doing field work in the apiary as well.
Price $35 / family. Drop-ins also welcome.

See you there!

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New Sign-up page

We have a new sign-up page for the hospitality snacks and in future for the manning of our booth for honey sales. Please go to Sign-up Sheets and bookmark

 

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April 2017 Meeting

On April 4th at the monthly meeting we will hear from Robert presenting his basic beekeeping course tied to this and the upcoming month.

Also we are looking for a new programming committee chair fro the club. If you want to organize topics for the monthly meetings and get to know some people in the broader bee field please talk with Mike (or any of the board members) at the meeting.

Note, that if you want to join the club. Purchase your membership for 2017 by seeing Andy Matelich at the meeting.

7:00 – 7:30 Basic Beekeeping by Robert Clark
You should be getting your packages soon and already have put together your hives and stands. What else should you look out for? Robert will explain.
7:30 – 8:00 Tea Time
8:00 –  9:00 TBD

Meetings are 7:00-9:00 pm on the first Tuesday of each month at Meadowbrook Interpretive Center (directions to Meadowbrook) and are open to the public.

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March 2017 Meeting

Sorry about the delay in getting the post out, we had some last minute changes to take care of.

On March 7th at the monthly meeting we will hear from Todd Meyers on feeding bees. Robert of course will be presenting his basic beekeeping course tied to this and the upcoming month. Also remember to register your hives for 2017.

Note, that if you want to join the club. Purchase your membership for 2017 by seeing Andy Matelich at the meeting.

7:00 – 7:30 Basic Beekeeping by Robert Clark
Are you starting new or just waiting for the bees to start flying again? Doesn’t matter, Robert will discuss what to start doing
7:30 – 8:00 Tea Time
8:00 – 9:00 Feeding Bees by Todd Myers
Todd will be discussing what and how to feed the bees throughout the year. Pollen patties vs. syrup and how they modify the behavior of the hive.

Meetings are 7:00-9:00 pm on the first Tuesday of each month at Meadowbrook Interpretive Center (directions to Meadowbrook) and are open to the public.

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No January Meeting

Just a reminder that there will be no January meeting. Our next meeting is on February 7th, 2017. Happy New year!

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December 2016 Board Meeting

A quick FYI for board members that we are holding our board meeting after the monthly meeting tonight on December 6th. We will be reviewing and finalizing the proposal for a youth beekeeping scholarship program.

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December 2016 Meeting

On December 6th at the monthly meeting we will finally hear from Bob about his enjoyable side activity that any beekeeper can get into, Making Mead. Robert also will be presenting on basic beekeeping for all the new (and those that want to be new) beekeepers!

Note, that if you want to join the club. Purchase your membership for 2016 by seeing Andy Matelich at the meeting.

7:00 – 7:30 Basic Beekeeping by Robert Clark
All the bees should be clustered up but the beekeepers work is never done so Robert will talk about what are we going to do as beekeepers to prepare for spring?
7:30 – 8:00 Tea Time
8:00 – 9:00 Making Mead by Bob Combs
Bob will be presenting on his highly requested mead making class. Learn what to do with the slush that you have after you extract that pure golden honey. Learn how yeast and honey selection creates a wide range of flavors.

Meetings are 7:00-9:00 pm on the first Tuesday of each month at Meadowbrook Interpretive Center (directions to Meadowbrook) and are open to the public.

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November Meetings Cancelled

The meetings for November (both general and board) have been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. We’ll meet again in December.

Meetings are 7:00-9:00 pm on the first Tuesday of each month at Meadowbrook Interpretive Center (directions to Meadowbrook) and are open to the public.

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October Board Meeting

Note to all Board Members: On October 3, 2016 following the club meeting (9pm) we will be holding a board meeting to discuss Greg Wicks education outreach proposal along with other topics for consideration by the board.

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October 2016 Meeting

On October 4th at the monthly meeting we will hear from Bob about a fun side activity that any beekeeper can get into, Making Mead. Robert also will be presenting on basic beekeeping for all the new (and those that want to be new) beekeepers!

Note, that if you want to join the club. Purchase your membership for 2016 by seeing Andy Matelich at the meeting.

7:00 – 7:30 Basic Beekeeping by Robert Clark
Now that the bees are set for winter what are we going to do as beekeepers to prepare for spring and make sure the colony survives?
7:30 – 8:00 Tea Time
8:00 – 9:00 Making Mead by Bob Combs
Bob will be presenting on his highly requested mead making class. Learn what to do with the slush that you have after you extract that pure golden honey. Learn how yeast and honey selection creates a wide range of flavors.

Meetings are 7:00-9:00 pm on the first Tuesday of each month at Meadowbrook Interpretive Center (directions to Meadowbrook) and are open to the public.

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