Wasatch Beekeepers Association

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

Proposal to Change WBA By-Laws

Due to the ongoing pandemic, where social gatherings are not in keeping with CDC and local government guidelines, the WBA Board is proposing the following changes in the Association by-laws to deal with mandatory elections under Article 6 – Election of Officers.  Please read the two proposed additions to the by-laws.

Paid members of the association may vote to:

  • Approve the guidelines as written,
  • Propose amendments, or
  • Disapprove

Paid members may submit their vote or comments to the association’s phone number or email:
WBA phone: 801.692.3371
WBA email: wasatchbeekeepers@gmail.com

We will review the feedback and take the appropriate action(s).  We will need your response by 16 September so that the results can be announced at the next WBA meeting on 17 September. If you wish to nominate yourself or someone (with their approval), let us know so we can make the decision regarding which of the alternative by-law options would be best for the Association.

Current Executive Board members are listed here.

September 17 Meeting

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

Thursday, Sept 17, 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.

We will discuss:

  • Mites
  • Bottom boards
  • Sugar boards
  • Wasps
  • Wax Moths

Past virtual meetings are recorded and available for view. Please pardon the occasional technical difficulties, we are learning as we go and we are doing our best to provide the information you need.

August 20 Meeting

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

Thursday, Aug 20, 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.

We will discuss:

  • Wasps
  • Robbing vs orientation flights
  • Mites
  • Harvesting honey and knowing much to leave
  • Honey extraction methods

Pollinator Partnership Mite-A-Thon is August 15-30.

All beekeepers are encouraged to participate and upload their mite test results.

July 16 Meeting

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

Thursday, Jul 16, 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.

We will discuss:

  • Varroa mite checks, control with supers, without supers, and control in general

A video on how to test for mites using the alcohol wash and how to do a sugar roll is available on our YouTube channel.

Past virtual meetings are recorded and available for view. Please pardon the occasional technical difficulties, we are learning as we go and we are doing our best to provide the information you need.

June 18 Virtual Meeting

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

Thursday, Jun 18, 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.

We will discuss

  • Hive Inspections and Healthy Hives – Dick Rogers
  • Queen Calendar and How to Introduce a New Queen – Richard Homer
  • Laying Workers and Drone Laying Queens – James Peirce

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
  • Swarming Update

A video on how to test for mites using the alcohol wash and how to do a sugar roll is available on our YouTube channel.

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

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