Wasatch Beekeepers Association

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

Swarm Season

Our swarm number is (801) 692-3371. We’ll send a beekeeper right away. If you want to catch the bees we can walk you through the process. For more information see Swarm Removal.

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

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.

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