May club meeting

If April showers bring May flowers, then imagine the blooms that must be in store. May also means the return of apiary demonstrations! Bring your protective gear and your inquiring minds and learn from an experienced beekeeper about what to look for in your hive this time of year. Starts at 6:00.

Eastside Fire & Rescue will be joining us at 8:00 to discuss serious allergic reactions and how to use EpiPens. Our club president Diane Price will then share her experiences and her current treatment and precautions.

When: 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 (apiary at 6:00)
Where: Meadowbrook Farm Park, 1711 Boalch Ave NW, North Bend

6:00 Apiary demonstration
6:45 Check-in
7:00-8:00 Club announcements and Basic Beekeeping
8:00-9:00 Allergy safety with Eastside Fire & Rescue and Diane Price

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April club meeting

Our April club meeting is devoted to new beekeepers. Got a lot of questions? Bring them all! We’ll be covering the “how to get started” topics, with experienced beekeepers providing the advice you need to start strong. All are welcome.

When: 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2
Where: Meadowbrook Farm Park, 1711 Boalch Ave NW, North Bend

6:45 Check In
7:00 Social Time & Club Announcements
7:30- 9:00 Beekeeping from the Ground Up


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March 2019 meeting

Though our February meeting was snowed out, our scheduled speaker was generously willing to return this month. Eric Olson, who is retired from Olson Honey, at one point managed 18,500 hives – no backyard operation! He is one of the top supporters of WSU’s beekeeping research program. Eric will share about that research and lessons learned from decades in commercial beekeeping.

When: 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Where: Meadowbrook Farm Park (1711 Boalch Ave NW, North Bend)
Who: You!

7:00 p.m. – Basic beekeeping/Q&A
7:30 p.m. – Social time and club announcements
8:00 p.m. – Eric Olson

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CANCELLED – February 5 club meeting

Unfortunately due to the low temperatures and continued icy conditions, it is safest to cancel tonight’s meeting. We will be in touch soon with the details on our next club meeting. Stay safe out there!

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February speaker update

The speaker for our February club meeting is Eric Olson, who is retired from Olson Honey. At one point Eric managed 18,500 hives – no backyard operation! He is one of the top supporters of WSU’s beekeeping research program. Eric will share about that research and lessons learned from decades in commercial beekeeping.

When: 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Where: Meadowbrook Farm Park (1711 Boalch Ave NW, North Bend)
Who: You!

7:00 p.m. – Basic beekeeping/Q&A
7:30 p.m. – Social time and club announcements
8:00 p.m. – Eric Olson

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February 2019 Meeting

After throwing you a curveball with a Wednesday night meeting in January, we’re back to the usual Tuesday schedule for February. The details:

When: 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Where: Meadowbrook Farm Park (1711 Boalch Ave NW, North Bend)

7:00 p.m. – Basic beekeeping/Q&A
7:30 p.m. – Social time and club announcements
8:00 p.m. – Eric Olson

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January 2019 Meeting

Please note: For those of you expecting the usual “first Tuesday of the month” meeting, this is a change-up. Here are the details:

When: 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Where: Meadowbrook Farm Park (1711 Boalch Ave NW, North Bend)

7:15 p.m. – Meeting start/club announcements
7:30 p.m. – Danny Najera, a professor and honeybee researcher at Green River Community College, will be speaking about mite treatment during the winter time.
8:30 – Q&A and beginning beekeeping topics

Please note: There is a yoga class in the meeting room until 7:00 p.m.

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Beekeepers’ Ball 2018

Beekeepers’ Ball 2018, our year-end holiday party
When: Tuesday, Dec. 4 , 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: Meadowbrook Farm (1711 Boalch Ave NW, North Bend)

All active club members are invited to our 1st Annual Beekeepers’ Ball! We’ll have a social hour, potluck dinner, and desserts. Bring your favorite sweet or savory honey-based food item for a chance to win a $25 Visa gift card! Fundraisers for the club will include a sweepstakes/raffle and a 50/50 split the pot! While children are always welcome, we won’t have any specific activities for them. CHECK YOUR EMAIL for your invitation (sent Nov. 19), then please sign up for potluck items AND RSVP with a head count for your family.

6:00 Social Hour-Beverages & Appetizers
7:00 Potluck Dinner
8:00 Sweepstakes/Raffle Drawing & Dessert

Sweepstakes/Raffle to win Prizes
Door Entry = 1 Ticket
Food Donation(s) = 1 Ticket
Buy Tickets:
$1 for 1 Ticket
$10 for 12 Tickets
$20 for 23 Tickets

50/50 Split the Pot
$5 per ticket
Buy 2, get 1 Free
Buy 4, get 3 free

Food Competition:
$25 Gift Card Prize
Two Categories
Sweet
Savory

Bring Food donation for an extra chance to win prizes
Bring cash for sweepstakes/raffle tickets

Potluck with SVBA providing some basics:
Soda
Water
Beer
Wine
Ham
Cesar Salad
Dessert
Coffee & Hot Chocolate Bar

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Club Meeting

Title: Club Meeting
Location: Meadowbrook Farm
Link out: Click here
Description: 7:00-7:30 Basic Beekeeping by Robert Clark
Since we are now into our wet weather, we will learn about how to manage our hives during this season. All are welcome to join and share your experiences. Q&A time too!

7:30-8:00 Tea Time & Club Announcements by Diane Price
Our 1st Annual Holiday Party is next month! WOOT!!! Our Parties Committee will be sharing the details. 2019 membership renewal process continuing, If you have not renewed your membership, please bring $25 cash or check.

8:00-9:00 Demonstration – Making Hand Salves & Balms by Kris Buzzard
So exciting – our 1st demonstration on how you make hand salves and balms. Learn how to turn your beeswax into great holiday gifts for you or someone special!
Start Time: 07:00 PM
Date: 2018-11-06
End Time: 09:00 PM

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October 2018 Meeting

On October 2nd we’ll have the opportunity to hear from Justin Brooks about King County’s Noxious Weed Control Program. Just a reminder that there will be no Apiary presentation as that has finished for the year.

7:00-7:30 Basic Beekeeping by Robert Clark
Come and listen to Robert giving tips on Basic Beekeeping regarding getting our hives prepared for our wetter and colder season. Bring your questions and share your previous fall successes.
7:30-8:00 Tea Time & Club Announcements by Diane Price
Also, we have started our 2019 membership renewal process, so that you may continue to BEE (bee puns never get old) a part of our great club. If you have not renewed your membership, please bring $25 cash or check.
8:00-9:00 Noxious Weeds by Justin Brooks
Justin Brooks is our Snoqualmie River Riparian Weed Specialist. He will be presenting King County’s Noxious Weed Control Program.

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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