Wasatch Beekeepers Association

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

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Jun 17 Meeting

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

Thursday, Jun 17, 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 have asked Peter Somers, Salt Lake County Inspector, to discuss:

  • Mites and diseases
  • Recent local cases of American Foulbrood (AFB), how to prevent the spread, etc

May 20 Meeting

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

Thursday, May 20, 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.

Our swarm coordinator, Julie Arthur, will give an update on swarms.

Our guest speaker, Master Beekeeper Scott Debman, will discuss:

  • Varroa mite life cycle
  • How varroa mites affect honey bees and survival

If you would like to see how to do a mite check you can check out this video on our YouTube channel.

Apr 15 Meeting

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

Thursday, Apr 15, 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 discuss:

  • How to install a package of bees
  • Introducing queens
  • Mite treatment and feeding
  • “Using Phenology in Predicting Swarming” – Rosemary Bennett and Jim Retallick

Mar 18 Meeting

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

Thursday, Mar 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 discuss:

  • Bait hives
  • Swarm traps
  • How the swarm list works

Georgia Master Beekeeper Julia Mahood will cover:

  • Drone congregation areas

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

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.

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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