Welcome Beekeepers

Next activity
Thursday July 16 - 20th  meet our members at the St Croix County Fair Honey Hut
  

   
Try local honey on icecream or in lemonade at the Honey Hut. Honey sticks also available. Support our club and enjoy the fair!Bee Keepers Honey Hut at St Croix County Fair
   
 
St Croix County Fair  in Glenwood City WI is a 125year old event featuring animals, crafts, events, vendors, and food. Some competitions start July 12th, but the main event is July 16 - 20th.

Regular meetings held at Peace Lutheran Church in Baldwin.
 
Baldwin Extension Office meeting location

Beekeepers Plant a Pollinator Garden Pollinator garden was planted June 12th 2014 at Peace Lutheran Church as part of the community gardening space. Read full press release and see images in the membership section.

Beekeepers donate Natural Beekeeping, 2nd edition: Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION By Ross Conrad to the Roberts WI, Hazel Mackin Library which is part of the MORE library system. Order it online then pick it up at your local library.

2014 Beekeeper Meeting Topics


July 10, 2014

  • Hive Inspection- Peace Lutheran Church

  • Sustainability- Dr. Kelly Cain- UWRF

  • Donate Honey for the Fairs-

July 16-20th ST Croix County Fair Honey Hut- we are always in need of volunteers to sell ice cream with honey and sunflower seeds. PLUS share our passion about protecting honeys bees. It’s fun and easy work!

August 6-10th- Pierce County Fair- we are always in need of volunteers to sell ice cream with honey and and sunflower seeds. PLUS share our passion about protecting honeys bees. It’s fun and easy work!

August 14, 2014- our Annual picnic to be held at Jerome Rodewald’s Picnic grounds in the lush green hills just south of River Falls.

September 11, 2014

  • Fall Feeding- preparing your bees for winter. Jim Kloeck from Natures Nectar

October 9, 2014

  • Preparing your hives for winter

  • Nominations for 2015

November 13 2014

  • Elections for 2015

December- no meeting





The Honey Bee
is
Wisconsin State
Insect
 

In 1977, the third grade class of Holy Family School in Marinette was studying the legislative process, hands-on.


 With encouragement from the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association,
they asked the Legislature to select the honey bee
(Apis mellifera)

as the state insect.


The news got the school community abuzz. Attempts to get
other elementary school students to help
choose a state bug
by popular ballot failed.


 The monarch butterfly, dragonfly, ladybug and mosquito were contenders
for the title,
 but the honey bee
won out.

































from
http://dnr.wi.gov/org

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