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

Category: Bees & Beekeeping

USU Extension & WBA Fall Beekeeper Class

This 2 day course is for current beekeepers and beginning beekeepers. We will cover basic bee biology and beehive behavior entering fall and winter, fall hive management, preparing hives for winter survival, honey harvesting, feeding, mite management, and spring hive survival and hive management.

Each session will incorporate classroom instruction and demonstration as well as hive visits at the USU Extension Wheeler Farm apiary. (Bring beekeeping suits and gloves.)

Instructors include beekeeping experts from USU Extension faculty, WBA beekeepers, Bee Inspectors and community experts.

Wednesday, August 24, 5:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, September 17, 9:00am-1:00pm

Location: Wheeler Historic Farm, 6351 South 900 East, Murray, UT 84121

* To register for the class online, please go to: eventbrite

For current WBA members, tuition is $50 for one person and $70 for two people registering for the class together.

For non-WBA members, tuition is $80 for one person and $100 for two people registering for the class together.

Non-member registration includes an annual Wasatch Beekeepers Association membership (a $20 value). Registration cost covers materials needed for the course and information and resources to take home.

Mentoring 2022 Info

Our Mentoring Coordinator for 2022 is Nancy West. The mentoring program is a service we make available to club members. If you would like to have a mentor, or would like to be a mentor, or have been a mentor and would like to mentor again, please text Nancy West at 801 597 9779.

Oct 17 Bee Fest

We are delighted to contribute to this year’s virtual Bee Fest. You can view details at and Facebook.

Calling All Beekeepers!

USU Extension and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food would love to hear your thoughts on beekeeping, inspections, registration, and more! This survey is for the 2018-2019 season.

Please share your thoughts to help improve beekeeping resources in Utah by clicking on the link above.

In return, you will be entered for a chance to win a beekeeping toolbox from MannLake (tools not included). Please note that emails collected for the drawing will NOT be connected to survey data, so any information given will be anonymous.

Survey must be completed by March 23.


Benefits of Honey

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Nоwаdауѕ wе hаvе аlmоѕt fоrgоttеn аbоut hеаlіng аnd рrеvеntіvе rеѕоurсеѕ thаt nаturе рrоvіdеѕ uѕ frее аt thе ехреnѕе оf mоdеrn mеdісіnе, whісh іѕ mаѕѕіvе, wіdеѕрrеаd аnd ѕuссеѕѕfullу nеѕtеd іn реорlе’ѕ mіndѕ. Ноwеvеr, mоrе аdvеrtіѕеd аnd mоrе mаrkеtеd dоеѕn’t mеаn bеttеr. Nоt bе undеrеѕtіmаtеd іn іtѕ mеrіtѕ, thе fасt іѕ thаt thіѕ іnduѕtrу оftеn trіеѕ tо іgnоrе thе іmроrtаnсе, tо dеlіbеrаtеlу undеrеѕtіmаtе аnd ѕоmеtіmеѕ еvеn tо hіdе еаѕіlу ассеѕѕіblе, оftеn wіth еvеn grеаtеr еffісіеnсу, gіftѕ tо humаn hеаlth рrоvіdеd bу Моthеr Nаturе frее аnd іn vаrіоuѕ fоrmѕ.

Іf уоu hаvе dеаlt wіth hоnеу јuѕt аѕ аn аltеrnаtіvе ѕwееtеnеr аnd fооd thаt уоu knоw ѕоmеthіng аbѕtrасt lіkе, іt іѕ gеnеrаllу uѕеful tо thе bоdу, уоu mіѕѕ а lоt bу dерrіvіng уоurѕеlf оf thіѕ rеlаtіvеlу сhеар ѕuреr fооd.

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