Welcome Beekeepers

Next meeting is
Thursday April 10th  at No bee install,
                                    7pm meeting
  

  Meeting:   April pre-meeting installation of new bees has been cancelled and will be held on April 19th at Peace Lutheran Church.
7pm Making Divides for Hives by Mitch Wayne St Croix Valley Beekeepers VP , followed by a video presented by Marla Spivak from the U of M about why the bees are disappearing.
   
 NEW THIS YEAR   Hands on hive inspection before the next 3 monthly meetings at 6PM (May June July) at Peace Lutheran Church. These gatherings are an educational opportunity to experience and ask questions about keeping bees. The pre-meeting gatherings are subject to change depending on weather and the arrival of the bee packages.
                    Peace Lutheran Church
                    2084 County Road N
                     Baldwin, WI



 
Baldwin Extension Office meeting location
USDA Grant for WI  landowners for conservation of bee habitat due March 21st 

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

March 13, 2014

  • Plants for Pollinators-Heidi – Annuals and Perrenials

April 10, 2014

  • Installing bees @ Peace Luther Church@ 6PM

  • Making Divides- Mitch

  • U of M Video Marla Spivak from the U of M tells the world why bees are disappearing

May 08, 2014

  • Inspecting your hive @ Peace Lutheran Church @ 6PM

  • Adrian Quiney- 5 Frame Nucs

  • Brad- Update on his experiment with Nucs

June 12, 2014

  • Inspecting your hive @ Peace Lutheran Church @ 6PM

  • Dale Wolf- Honey and Wax Products- how to sell them. Local, State and Federal guidelines

  • Donate Honey for the Fairs- if you would like to donate some honey, please bring it to the next meeting

July 10, 2014

  • Hive Inspection- Peace Lutheran Church

  • Sustainability- Dr. Kelly Cain- UWRF

  • Fall treatments

  • Donate Honey for the Fairs-

August 14, 2014 No Meeting- It’s Fair Time!!!



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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