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December 2 Meeting – Annual Meeting, Honey Tasting, Elections

7:00-8:00 Annual Meeting Part 1 State of the club Volunteer recognition Results of member satisfaction survey Member comments 2015 committees 8:00-8:20 Teatime and Honey Tasting If you have honey, bring a sample. The diversity of flavors even among our local … Continue reading

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November 4 Meeting – Lessons Learned & Annual Swap Meet

7:00-7:30 Beginners Session: Show & Tell, or Just Tell (Robert Clark) What improvements to beekeeping gear have you made or discovered this year? What good experiences did y0u have, what mistakes are you are willing to admit to? 2-3 minutes … Continue reading

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October 7 Board Meeting

The SVB board will meet from 9 to 10 pm after the 10/7 club meeting. Board meetings are open to SVB members. Attached are: (1) Agenda for tomorrow night’s (10/6/14) board meeting: Board Agenda Oct_7_14 (2) Minutes from the June … Continue reading

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Beekeepers Workshop – Michael Bush in Olympia 10/25

Olympia Beekeepers is hosting a beekeeping workshop with Michael Bush, author of The Practical Beekeeper, leading proponent of successful treatment-free beekeeping, and a giant source of information on biologically based beekeeping. (http://www.bushfarms.com/bees.htm) Saturday, October 25, 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Space is … Continue reading

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October 7 Meeting – Honey, American Foulbrood Revisited

7:00-7:30 Beginners Session: Honey (Robert Clark) Packaging, selling, judging, wax & candles; other hive products Each month, Robert presents topics based on an annual, local beekeeping management calendar, with emphasis on basic principles of how honeybees respond to beekeepers’ actions. … Continue reading

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September 2 Meeting – Fall & Winter Management

7:00-7:30 Beginners Session: Fall & Winter Management (Robert Clark) Equipment, location, honey & pollen stores, ventilation & moisture. Each month, Robert presents topics based on an annual, local beekeeping management calendar, with emphasis on basic principles of how honeybees respond … Continue reading

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August 5 Meeting – Preparing for Winter; Taking Stock

7:00-7:30 Beginners Session: Fall & Winter Preparations, Feeding, Preliminary Preparation of Hive for Wintering (Robert Clark) Long-time beekeeper Robert Clark presents topics based on an annual, local beekeeping management calendar, with emphasis on basic principles of how honeybees respond to … Continue reading

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Kate McWiggins

Here is contact information for Kate McWiggins, who gave a presentation on apitherapy last Tuesday. Kate lives about 10 miles south of Issaquah on Tiger Mountain. Kate@HealingBees.com 425-369-8287

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July 1 Meeting – Honey Production, Apitherapy

7:00-7:30 Beginners Session, Q&A: Honey Production: Harvesting & Extracting (Robert Clark) Long-time beekeeper Robert Clark presents topics based on an annual, local beekeeping management calendar, with emphasis on basic principles of how honeybees respond to beekeepers’ actions. Click here for … Continue reading

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June 3 Meeting

7:00-7:30 Beginners Session, Q&A: Hive Checks and Supering, Nectar Flows, Nectar Sources, Pollen Sources & Collecting, Migratory Beekeeping (Robert Clark) Each month, long-time beekeeper Robert Clark presents topics based on an annual, local beekeeping management calendar, with emphasis on basic … Continue reading

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