Wasatch Beekeepers Association

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

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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

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

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

July Meeting

Join us for our July 2019 Wasatch Beekeepers Association meeting.

Thursday, July 18, from 7:00–9:00 PM

Salt Lake City Government Center
North Building, Second Floor, Room 800
2001 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

Please note that we are not meeting in the council chamber, our usual location, for this meeting. We are meeting in the same building, but on the second floor in room 800.

Rosemary Bennett will discuss

  • Wasp management and control (featuring Katrina Davitt’s slides)

Veldon Sorensen will discuss

  • Pollen trapping and collection

A guest speaker (to be announced) will discuss

  • Water and shade for honey bees

A guest speaker (to be announced) will discuss

  • Varroa control and treatment options (knowledge to prepare for August, the most important time to ensure varroa is well-managed for successful overwintering and health colonies in 2020).

James Peirce will be holding his annual robber screen workshop sometime in August. Robber screens are a basic and effective tool for affording colonies a degree of protection against robbing by other honey bee colonies and wasps through the dearth. Date to be announced.

May Meeting

Join us for our May 2019 Wasatch Beekeepers Association meeting.

Thursday, May 16, 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

  • Catching and hiving a swarm

Jerry Lynn will discuss

  • Managing your hive to prevent swarms
  • When to add boxes and supers
  • Honey flow maintenance

We will also holding a workshop on checking for mites during our WBA summer potluck dinner on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Wheeler Farm

April Meeting

Join us for our April 2019 Wasatch Beekeepers Association meeting.

Thursday, April 18, from 7:00–9:00 PM

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

Natalee Thompson will discuss

  • Spring inspections
  • What to look for during the inspection
  • Health concerns (e.g. chalkbrood, varroa, viruses, wax moth)
  • How to reverse hive bodies if warranted
  • How to do a powdered sugar roll

Veldon Sorensen will discuss

  • How to do an alcohol wash

Reference Documents for Natalee’s Presentation

We will also holding a workshop on checking for mites during our WBA summer potluck dinner on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Wheeler Farm

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