September club meeting

It’s a special meeting coming up on Tuesday, September 3. It’s election night! All active members are eligible to nominate and vote for officers and open trustee positions.

In addition, the raffle drawing for the nuc will be held at this meeting! Charles has selected the best club nuc from the apiary to be given away to the lucky winner.

An enlightening beginner lesson, elections, a raffle, a fun filled social time with fellow beekeepers and a fantastic main presentation. It just doesn’t get any better than this. Guests are welcome – come check us out.

When: 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3
WhereMeadowbrook Farm Park, 1711 Boalch Ave NW, North Bend

6:45 Check-in and membership renewal
7:00-7:30 Basic Beekeeping on continued winter preparations
7:30-8:00 Elections, raffle, and club announcements
8:00-9:00 Guest speaker Dave Noble, Apiarist from the Stratford Ecological Center, will be presenting. The title of his talk is “Management and Treatment” for the hive. He will focus on Drone Brood Trapping & IPM (Integrated Pest Management) for Varroa in the context of sustainable management practices, such as making nucs.

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Beekeeping booth at Outdoor Jamboree on Aug. 7

The club will be hosting a booth at the Snoqualmie Valley Outdoor Adventure Jamboree. More info is below, be sure to stop by our booth and say hi!

Snoqualmie Valley Outdoor Adventure Jamboree
When: Wednesday, August 7, 10AM-3PM
Where: Meadowbrook Farm, 1711 Boalch Ave. NW, North Bend
Price: Free

“Si View Metro Parks is hosting this FREE community event to get kids and families in the greater Snoqualmie Valley excited about exploring the great outdoors! Come play outside, explore interactive stations learning about the amazing natural environment, and meet local outdoor recreation service providers. All ages welcome.”


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August club meeting

When: 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6 (apiary at 6:00)
WhereMeadowbrook 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 Guest speaker

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June club meeting

With the blackberry bloom about to ramp up, by our June 4 meeting your bees should have had plenty of good flying days – and plenty of blackberry to feast on. Get your supers on!

Our main speaker on June 4 is Rod Jackman, a former professional beekeeper who is now a hobbyist. Rod will be speaking on a timely topic: “Summer management of your bees.”

We will be discussing swarm management during the Basic Beekeeping portion of our meeting, which is on the minds of many right now. This month’s Apiary Demonstration will focus on that simple but nerve-racking task, queen marking. As always, bring appropriate protection to be in the apiary.

And also “as always,” the public is welcome to join our meeting and check out our fun club!

When: 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4 (apiary at 6:00)
WhereMeadowbrook 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 Summer management advice with Rod Jackman

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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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