Wasatch Beekeepers Association

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

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Aug 19 Meeting

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

Thursday, Aug 19, 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.

Jul 15 Meeting

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

Thursday, Jul 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:

  • Backyard queen rearing

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.

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.

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