August 2017 Meeting

On August 1st at the monthly meeting we will have Robert give his basic beekeeping presentation followed by a Q&A for the beekeeping group. Also before the regular meeting Charles will be presenting Queen marking in the apiary.

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

6:00-6:30 Apiary Lessons by Charles
Charles will be in the apiary giving a hands on lesson.
7:00-7:30 Basic Beekeeping by Robert Clark
Come and listen to Robert explain what to do at this time.
7:30-8:00 Tea Time
8:00-9:00 Waggle Dance and Congestion by Daniel Najera
Daniel (one of our common and favorite speakers) will come and talk to the club about the communication through the waggle dance. He will also touch on the subject of hive congestion.

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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Festival Signup Sheets

We have the signup sheets for the August festivals up. Please sign up and remember if you fulfill 3 assignments your membership dues for 2018 are waived.

Here is the link http://www.snoqualmievalleybeekeepers.org/resources/festival-sign-up/

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July 2017 Meeting

Note this will be on the 2nd Tuesday as the 1st Tuesday is the 4th of July.

On July 11th at the monthly meeting we will have Robert give his basic beekeeping presentation followed by a Q&A for the beekeeping group. Also before the regular meeting Charles will be presenting Queen marking in the apiary.

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

6:00-6:30 Apiary Lessons by Charles
Charles will be in the apiary giving a hands on lesson.
7:00-7:30 Basic Beekeeping by Robert Clark
Come and listen to Robert explain what to do at this time.
7:30-8:00 Tea Time
8:00-9:00 Queen Raising by Brad Jones
Brad will talk about how to raise queens. What items you need to raise the queens and some of the common pitfalls.

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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June 2017 Meeting

On June 6th at the monthly meeting we will have Robert give his basic beekeeping presentation followed by a Q&A for the beekeeping group. Also before the regular meeting Charles will be presenting Queen marking in the apiary.

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

6:00-6:30 Apiary Lessons by Charles
Charles will be in the apiary marking the queens. If you want to mark your own queens come and see how it is done without injuring her.
7:00-7:30 Basic Beekeeping by Robert Clark
Come and listen to Robert explain what to do at this time.
7:30-8:00 Tea Time
8:00-9:00 Q&A on Beekeeping by Club Members
We’ll have a panel answering questions from the club members. This is the best time to talk about what is happening with your bees.

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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May 2017 Meeting

On May 2nd at the monthly meeting we will hear from Brandon Hopkins from Washington State University talk about beekeeping. Robert will also presenting his basic beekeeping course tied to this and the upcoming month.

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

6:00 – 6:30 Apiary Lessons by Charles
Charles (and perhaps Bob) will be in the apiary giving hands on lessons on inspecting your newly installed hive.
7:00 – 7:30 Basic Beekeeping by Robert Clark
Installing packages, feeding the bees and watching out for some beginner issues. Come and listen to Robert explain what to do at this time.
7:30 – 8:00 Tea Time
8:00 –  9:00 WSU’s information on beekeeping by Brandon Hopkins
Brandon will present on some of the research from Washington State University on beekeeping.

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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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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