Monthly Archives: January 2011

February Meeting

Join us for a discussion of Top Bar Hives, and Frames and Foundations. 7pm February 8th, at Meadowbrook Farm Preserve Interpretive Center Casey Paul has been keeping bees in top bar hives for the last few years with bee yards … Continue reading

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Just a reminder to register for classes if you’re planning on attending. No pre-registration fee required, but an accurate head-count is necessary for planning. Beginning Beekeeping 2-day session March 26th and 27th noon – 4pm Location: Meadowbrook Cost: $30/family Intermediate … Continue reading

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The question of packages has now been solved. See the store->group buying page (or take the shortcut: group buying).

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Pollen Time!

Although I haven’t seen any yet, pollen season is soon upon us. Start looking for Western Red Cedar in the latter half of January quickly followed by Alder in early February. Both are brownish yellow in color with cedar being … Continue reading

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Support your fledgling club – advertise and dontate all at the same time. What could be more efficient? Be the first on your block with an SVB shirt. Get one now before all the Hollywood stars make it trendy. $2 … Continue reading

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January Hive Maintenance

January is a good time check your hives for adequate stores. You can do this by tilting or lifting the hive and checking for weight. There should still be a substantial amount of stores in each hive this month, so … Continue reading

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Next Meeting Tues Feb 8th

Same bee time, same bee channel. 7pm Meadowbrook Farm Preserve. 7:00 – 7:30 Frames and foundation – Patti Loesche 7:30 – 8:00 Teatime and Q&A round-table. 8:00 – 9:00 Featured presentation. I’m still working on this, but ideas include pests … Continue reading

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First meeting wrap-up

Well, we had roughly twenty or so brave souls make it out in the face of snowpocalypse to attend the first meeting. All-in-all a rousing success for a first go-round. A brief talk on woodenware was followed up by Paul … Continue reading

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Meeting – Weather Update

For those of you who have been asking, we’re still on for the meeting tonight. I’ve been watching the Cliff Mass Weather Blog, and it still looks like heavy snowfall will miss the greater eastside. He’ll be doing an update … Continue reading

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Mentor Program

We’ll be getting our mentor program going in the months to come. If you’re a member and interested in finding or being a mentor, please contact the mentor program administrator.

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