Wasatch Beekeepers Association

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

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Feb 18 Meeting

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

Thursday, Feb 18, 7:00 PM

Because we cannot as yet meet in person, we are continuing to meet online on Facebook to serve as many as we can 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. This will be available for later viewing, but we highly encourage joining us live for the Q&A if you can.

We will cover:

  • Club business
  • Around the apiary, what to watch for
  • How to split hives
  • Mentor program

Feb 19-20 Utah Beekeepers Association Convention

The Utah Beekeepers Association‘s annual convention will be held online this year via Zoom. To attend you must first be a member of the Utah Beekeepers Association (you can pay membership dues here), and then register for the convention. The Zoom link will be emailed to those who are registered.

Presenters include Randy Oliver, Tom Seeley, and Ian Steppler.

Date & Time

Friday, February 19, 8:45 AM – 4 PM
Saturday, February 20, 8:45 AM – 4 PM

Information about the program can be found here.

Presentations will be available to view for up to 2 weeks afterwards.

Jan 21 Meeting

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

Thursday, Jan 21, 7:00 PM

Welcome to the new year! We hope your bees are wintering well and that you are weathering this pandemic well too.

Because we cannot as yet meet in person, we are continuing to meet online on Facebook to serve as many as we can 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. This will be available for later viewing, but we highly encourage joining us live for the Q&A if you can.

Veldon Sorenson, WBA President, will cover

  • Club business
  • Infrared hive checks

Master Beekeeper Scott Debnam (University of Montana) will discuss

  • Research on “heater” bees
  • How to keep records

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.

Oct 17 Bee Fest

We are delighted to contribute to this year’s virtual Bee Fest. You can view details at slcbeefest.com and Facebook.

October 15 Meeting

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

Thursday, Oct 15, 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.

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.

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

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