October 2017 Meeting

On October 3rd at the monthly meeting we will have Robert give his basic beekeeping presentation followed by the general club meeting where we will elect new leadership for the following year.

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
Come and listen to Robert explain what to do at this time.
7:30-8:00 Tea Time
8:00-9:00 General Membership Club Meeting by Mike Skripek
General Elections and other club meeting.

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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September 2017 Meeting

On September 5th 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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Links from August’s Meeting

Here were the links from Danny with the information presented to the club last meeting.

Waggle Dance animation

http://www.instruction.greenriver.edu/dnajera/Honeybee%20Waggle.shtm

Mitebusters 

http://mitebusters.greenrivertech.net/

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Railroad Days Booth Cancelled

FYI If you signed up for the railroad days booth, we were unable to secure the position and therefore will not be needing you to staff the booth.

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August Apiary Meeting Cancelled

Charles won’t be able to make it tonight and so the Apiary meeting will be cancelled.

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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. Edit: There is no apiary meeting tonight due to Charles being unable to attend.

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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