Wasatch Beekeepers Association

Serving beekeepers and the public in Utah’s Salt Lake Valley

Nov 12 Potluck Dinner & 2023 Elections

November 12, 2022, 6-8pm Our final meeting is the year is the pot luck banquet. Are you on the fence about coming? Don’t be! Lots of fun planned including the honey contest with a $200 Best Honey and $100 Peoples choice prize gift certificates from Mann Lake! We also have great auction items including a cool Nucleus Hive from Peter Somers, 2 bee packages from David Bench, a 4-frame Manual extractor from Harvest Lane Honey, that beautiful bee skep quilt from our own Rosemary Bennett and lots more!

Come one! Come All! Join us for our annual Potluck Dinner, Officer Elections and Honey Contest! Must be a dues paid member to attend, dues may be paid at the door and will be good through 2023.

When registering, choose which food item you want to bring and in the comments you can indicate what you are bringing. THEN if you want to enter the honey contest as well, hit the ADD MORE ITEMS button and choose honey contest. You may enter as many jars as you’d like.

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Dinner: Bring a dish to share. The Association will provide the main dishes, drinks and paper goods. Sign up below for a salad, side dish or dessert!

Honey Contest: All entries must be in 16oz clear glass mason jars. NO LABELS ALLOWED. Entries will be submitted at the door.

Officer Elections: If you are interested in volunteering next year please send Julie Cies Arthur a message or comment below and we will be happy to talk to you about the opportunities! We ALWAYS need more volunteers!

Date: 11/12/2022 (Sat.)
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Cottonwood Heights City Hall
Community Room
2277 E Bengal Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT 84020

Oct 20 Meeting

This meeting will be in person.

Thursday, Oct 20, 7:00 PM

The October WBA meeting will be in person at Garfield School, 1838 S 1500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84105.  Time:  6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. From 6-6:45pm will be Mentoring and Access to Hives.  From 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. will be a presentation on Winterizing Hives by Peter Somers.

Sep 15 Meeting

This meeting will be in person.

Thursday, Sep 15, 7:00 PM

We will be pleased to hold our September meeting in person, and on Zoom. To join us in person we will be in the Salt Lake County Council chambers, North Building, 2100 South and State Street. Park on the east side of the North building.

USU Extension & WBA Fall Beekeeper Class

This 2 day course is for current beekeepers and beginning beekeepers. We will cover basic bee biology and beehive behavior entering fall and winter, fall hive management, preparing hives for winter survival, honey harvesting, feeding, mite management, and spring hive survival and hive management.

Each session will incorporate classroom instruction and demonstration as well as hive visits at the USU Extension Wheeler Farm apiary. (Bring beekeeping suits and gloves.)

Instructors include beekeeping experts from USU Extension faculty, WBA beekeepers, Bee Inspectors and community experts.

Wednesday, August 24, 5:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, September 17, 9:00am-1:00pm

Location: Wheeler Historic Farm, 6351 South 900 East, Murray, UT 84121

* To register for the class online, please go to: eventbrite

For current WBA members, tuition is $50 for one person and $70 for two people registering for the class together.

For non-WBA members, tuition is $80 for one person and $100 for two people registering for the class together.

Non-member registration includes an annual Wasatch Beekeepers Association membership (a $20 value). Registration cost covers materials needed for the course and information and resources to take home.

Aug 18 Meeting

This meeting will be in person.

Thursday, Aug 18, 7:00 PM

We will be pleased to hold our August meeting in person. To join us in person we will be in the Salt Lake County Council chambers, North Building, 2100 South and State Street. Park on the east side of the North building.

Jul 21 Meeting

We will be meeting in person.

Thursday, Jul 21, 7:00 PM

We will be pleased to hold our July meeting in person. To join us in person we will be in the Salt Lake County Council chambers, North Building, 2100 South and State Street. Park on the east side of the North building.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Han, Department of Entomology, Washington State University

Topic: Research on Effects of Fungus on Varroa Mite Control

Guest Speaker: Peter Somers

Topic: Summer Management for Winter Survival

Jun 16 Meeting

This will be a hybrid meeting, in person and online.

Thursday, Jun 16, 7:00 PM

We will be pleased to hold our June meeting in person, and on Zoom. To join us in person we will be in the Salt Lake County Council chambers, North Building, 2100 South and State Street. Park on the east side of the North building.

Guest speaker: Dr. Thomas O’Shea-Wheller, Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, U.K.

Topic: Large-Scale Field Study Reveals Performance of Varroa-Resistant Honey Bees

The link to join us by Zoom is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84817565750?pwd=ak5PZUR4TjFiYmtWVm1ZckJuUFN3QT09.

May 19 Meeting

This meeting will be held online only.

Thursday, May 19, 7:00 PM

We will be pleased to hold our May meeting on Zoom.

Guest speaker: Dr. Julian Grose, Department of Microbiology & Molecular Biology, Brigham Young
University

Topic: Impacts of Varroa Infestation on a Healthy Honey Bee Microbiome – Implications for Treatment

The link to join us by Zoom is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84817565750?pwd=ak5PZUR4TjFiYmtWVm1ZckJuUFN3QT09.

Apr 21 Meeting

Join us for our April 2022 Wasatch Beekeepers Association meeting!

Thursday, April 21, 7:00–9:00 PM

Salt Lake City Government Center
North Building Council Chambers
2001 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

Mentoring 2022 Info

Our Mentoring Coordinator for 2022 is Nancy West. The mentoring program is a service we make available to club members. If you would like to have a mentor, or would like to be a mentor, or have been a mentor and would like to mentor again, please text Nancy West at 801 597 9779.

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