Wasatch Beekeepers Association

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

May 21 Virtual Meeting

Join us for our May 2020 Wasatch Beekeepers Association meeting!

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 we will be meeting ONLY online.

Thursday, May 21, 7:00 PM

We will be meeting online through Facebook Live to make this meeting available to as many of our members as possible during this time. To be notified of the video when we go live, we recommend making sure that you are a member of our Facebook group and that you respond that you are “going” to the event.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/wasatchbeekeepersassociation/

We will discuss

  • Hot Hives
  • Varroa Mites
  • Asian Hornets – AKA “Murder Hornets”

April 16 Virtual Meeting

Join us for our April 2020 Wasatch Beekeepers Association meeting!

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 we will be meeting ONLY online.

Thursday, April 16, 7:00–9:00 PM

We will be meeting online through Facebook Live to make this meeting available to as many of our members as possible during this time. To be notified of the video when we go live, we recommend making sure that you are a member of our Facebook group and that you respond that you are “going” to the event.

Amy Sibul from U of U Engaged Learning will discuss

  • Planting for pollinators

The meeting was recorded and is available on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Te3ZLTAx4c0&feature=youtu.be

Calling All Beekeepers!

USU Extension and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food would love to hear your thoughts on beekeeping, inspections, registration, and more! This survey is for the 2018-2019 season.

https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6nV7YkVqGPZoBxz

Please share your thoughts to help improve beekeeping resources in Utah by clicking on the link above.

In return, you will be entered for a chance to win a beekeeping toolbox from MannLake (tools not included). Please note that emails collected for the drawing will NOT be connected to survey data, so any information given will be anonymous.

Survey must be completed by March 23.

Thanks!

March 19 Virtual Meeting

Join us for our March 2020 Wasatch Beekeepers Association meeting!

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 we will be meeting ONLY online.

Thursday, March 19, 7:00 PM

We are trying something new and will be meeting online through Facebook Live to make this meeting available to as many of our members as possible during this time. To be notified of the video when we go live, we recommend making sure that you are a member of our Facebook group and that you respond that you are “going” to the event. https://www.facebook.com/groups/wasatchbeekeepersassociation/

Richard Homer will discuss:

  • How to hive a package
  • Feeding, how long and when
  • Overwintered vs new colonies, how to manage and help them grow
  • The 4 principles of hive management

We have several workshops planned, stay tuned!

February Meeting

Join us for our February 2020 Wasatch Beekeepers Association meeting!

Thursday, February 20, 7:00–9:00 PM

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

Dr. Joseph Wilson will discuss

  • Backyard Bees

Utah Beekeepers’ Association 2020 Annual Convention

The Utah Beekeepers’ Association has announced details for their annual 2020 beekeepers’ convention in Utah. Here are the details:

Date & Location

Event Information Page

Friday, February 21, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, February 22, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Hyatt Place Hotel
3090 East 6200 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84121

Registration

Registration for the convention includes a membership fee to the Utah Beekeepers’ Association ($25-45 depending on the quantity of honey bee colonies you own) and a separate fee of $25/person is required if you would like to attend the dinner banquet on Saturday.

Additional Details

Keynote speakers are David Burns and Richard Homer, with other speakers and the convention agenda to be announced. The format includes speakers through the day on Friday and Saturday with a dinner banquet (separate fee) held on Saturday with door prizes. Lunch is provided on both Friday and Saturday and is included with registration.

Utah Beekeepers Association’s convention has always been a lot of fun, offering a chance to meet and catch up with other beekeepers, as well as an opportunity to listen to some interesting speakers.

We look forward to seeing you there!

January Meeting

Join us for our January 2020 Wasatch Beekeepers Association meeting!

Thursday, January 16, 7:00–9:00 PM

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

Topics include:

  • Winter feeding and management
  • Bee suits and other protective gear, where to get and what they cost
  • Hive styles and hive tools
  • Beekeeping books and websites
  • Lighting a smoker
  • Utah Department of Agriculture – license, benefits, inspections, and rules

Bring questions, share experiences, and enjoy good company!

2019 Potluck Dinner & Elections

Join us for our 2019 potluck dinner and election!

Friday, November 15, from 6:30–9:30 PM

Cottonwood Heights City Hall
2277 E Bengal Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84121-5001

Enjoy

  • Door Prizes
  • A potluck dinner
  • Raffle tickets
  • Chatting with your fellow beekeepers
  • and members elect our 2020 Officers

Everyone is welcome. No RSVP required.

Any memberships started or renewed are good for the 2020 year.

August Meeting

Join us for our August 2019 Wasatch Beekeepers Association meeting.

Thursday, August 15, from 7:00–9:00 PM

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

James Peirce will discuss

  • Robbing

Peter Somers will discuss

  • Honey harvest and extraction

Robber Screen Workshop

Come join us for a workshop to make robber screens hosted by WBA member James Peirce. Robber screens are simple devices which can guard a colony against being robbed by other honey bee colonies and help to manage intrusion by wasps. Each robber screens costs $15. Materials and tools are provided and robber screens are made custom to your hive. Measure the width of each hive’s main entrance (the opening itself) as that is the measurement which will be used to build the robber screen. We can make robber screens for everything from 10-frame Langstroth colonies to small mini hives.

Location
3160 S 2750 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84109

Time
August 10 from 9:00 AM to Noon

Fee (Covers Materials)
$15/ea screen

Can’t make the workshop?
Build your own!

Due to working in proximity with power tools and handling of material like hardware cloth a liability waiver will need to be signed to participate.

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