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A Potential New Pest for Utah Beekeepers

I just got this from Stephen Stanko, Utah State bee health inspector. SHB Fact Sheet 2.4 (1)

WBA Family Potluck Dinner November 16th 2017 at 7:00 P.M.

Come to the WBA Family Potluck Dinner November 16th 2017 at 7:00 P.M.  If you have questions call (801) 473-3665

Who: WBA Members and Family

Why: Vote! Elect new board members, Honey contest, Great food and Good Conversation

What to bring: Your favorite Potluck dish and honey for the contest. The WBA is providing the meat.

Redwood Recreation Center
3060 So. Lester Street, WVC, Ut 84119
(385) 468-1870

When: 7:00 P.M.November 16th

2017 Cottage Food Information

Click the link below to download the PDF of the presentation.

Cottage Kitchen 2017

Candy Board Workshop

Join us at the Utah State Fair

State Fair Park Map

WBA will have a Table and observation hive located in the Bunny Barn. Gate cost and parking is listed below. See you at the Fair!

Gate Information

Fair Opens Carnival Opens
Thurs., Sept 7 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
Fri., Sept 8 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
Sat., Sept 9 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Sun., Sept 10 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Mon., Sept 11 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
Tues., Sept 12 Noon 2:00 p.m.
Wed., Sept 13 Noon 2:00 p.m.
Thurs., Sept 14 Noon 2:00 p.m.
Fri., Sept 15 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
Sat., Sept 16 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Sun., Sept 17 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.


At the Gate Admission Prices

Adult $10.00
Senior (62 and over) $8.00
Youth (6-12) $8.00
Children (5 and under) FREE
Season Admission Pass $40.00


Carnival Wristbands

Online through Sept 6 On site Sept 7 – 18
Matinee All-You-Can-Ride* $15.00 $20.00
Regular All-You-Can-Ride $22.00 $28.00

* Matinee All-You-Can-Ride Carnival Wristbands are valid for rides from carnival opening until 6:00 p.m. on the day of redemption


$10.00 at any Utah State Fair parking lot. Cash only.

The agenda for the July 20th, 2017 meeting

The agenda for the July 20th meeting
James Peirce has agreed to talk about Robbing issues and robbing screens.
Peter Summers (From “The Honey Stop”) will talk about Honey Harvesting.  When, how, why to harvest honey from your hives.  What to look for, ways to take the frames off your hives.  Different ways to harvest your honey and places to do it if you want help.
James Peirce will also put on another “Workshop on making Robbing screens”.  This will be done on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 9:30 am at his home.  His home address is:   3160 South 2750 East, Salt Lake City, Utah  84109.  contact Kari 801-631-3189 if you have questions. The cost will be $5.00 per robbing screen.
Important things to know for the workshop:
-Measurement, end to end of their bottom entrance.  (Otherwise, will only build one of the standard entrance width which would work for most people).
I know this is the holiday weekend, but it is the best time to do this workshop following our meeting.

2017 North Bends Pollen _ Nectar Chart

*** UPDATED ***

North Bends Pollen _ Nectar Chart

Bee Keeping 101 What Honey Bees Need

Click below to download the presentation.

What Honey Bees Need


Answer by: Loralie Cox, Utah State University Extension Cache County Horticulture Agent

With spring approaching, it is time once again to think about planting and gardening. Knowing the average last frost date gives gardeners the opportunity to make specific plans for planting both hardy and tender plants in the garden.

         Cold hardy vegetables can be planted four to six weeks before the last frost date. Some of these include broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, onions, peas and spinach. These crops thrive in cool weather and should not be planted late in the spring. Pea seeds, for example, can germinate when soil temperatures are about 40 F while tomato seeds germinate best when soil temperatures are above 65 F. Beets, carrots, chard, onion sets and radishes are hardy plants that can be planted two to four weeks before the last frost date.
freeze chart
Plants that are not cold hardy should be planted around the frost free date. These include beans, squash, corn and tomatoes. Peppers, eggplant, cucumbers and melons require hot weather to grow well and should be planted about a week after the last expected frost. These plants may be injured if planted too early and consequently may not grow or flower well throughout the rest of the season. To get a jump on the season, several of these warm season vegetables may be started by seed inside, then planted outside when temperatures warm.
            If planted indoors, tomato and pepper seeds should be planted six to eight weeks before the last frost. The seedlings should have a bright light source such as a south window or a fluorescent light structure placed several inches above. Squash, cucumbers and melons should be seeded about two to three weeks before transplanting to the garden.

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