December Beekeepers Holiday Party

posted Nov 14, 2017, 9:47 AM by Mary Phillips

The Dunn County Beekeepers Holiday Party will be at the Stout Ale House in Menomonie on December 11th at 6:30 p.m. More details to follow...

Pollinator Friendly Habitat Meeting Nov. 13, 2017

posted Nov 11, 2017, 6:17 PM by Mary Phillips   [ updated Nov 11, 2017, 6:19 PM ]


November 13, 2017

Meeting room 116

6 p.m.

Menomonie Alliance Church


Looking for ideas for what we want to put on a brochure or bookmark that will be used to handout at our beekeeping workshop and fair booth.

November Beekeepers Meeting

posted Oct 25, 2017, 8:04 AM by Mary Phillips

Dunn County Beekeepers Association

Menomonie Alliance Church Room 116

Agenda for 11/13/2017

7 p.m.

Call meeting to order - 1 minute

Roll call – Please sign in on sign-in sheet at the table as you enter the room

Secretary’s Report – Please read minutes on line - 1 minute for corrections / additions

Treasurer Report – Mary B. – 2 minutes

Old Business

  1. Club Extractor housed by Duane has been returned – Thanks!

  2. Organization topics - Member Services

    1. Roster and email list – Mary B. and Mary P. - 3 minutes

  3. Organization topic – Liability insurance / Non-profit status – 3 minutes for any updates

  4. WHPA Convention Queen Auction support - 1 minute

    1. Dave W. – items purchased by club to donate to auction

    2. Sarah - scarves

    3. Jenny – Clothes pin dress and decorator honey comb plate

New Business

  1. Organization Topics

    1. Financial: Nancy W. & Jenny – draft budget – review excel worksheet via TV – 25 minutes

  2. Pollinator Friendly Habitat sub-group update – Mary L. (co-chair) – 3 minutes

  3. Workshop discussion – February 3, 2018

    1. Registration flyer – need final document – Tom and Dave W. – 2 minutes

      1. Fee?

    2. Advertising person – binder available on what was done in 2017 – 2 minutes

    3. Course materials – slide show, props – Tom and Dave W.

      1. Round Robin sessions – 7 minutes

    4. Attendee materials – 5 minutes

      1. Workbook – printing

      2. Paperback book – First Lessons in Bee Keeping

      3. Other items?

    5. Lunch / break menu – Kathy W. – 5 minutes

    6. Vendor catalogs - Veronica – 2 minutes

    7. Presentation materials – items club has for events – who has them? Bring to workshop

    8. Room set up – logistics, keys, sound system, tables, etc. – Willie – 1 minute

    9. Other items?

  4. Club exchanging of agendas with other area clubs – Polk/Burnett, St. Croix, Chippewa/Eau Claire - Jenny – 2 minutes

  5. Christmas/News Year’s Holiday party proposal – Willie – 3 minutes

Next Month’s agenda topics – give topics to Jenny


Old Business Continued…
SOP Review
  1. Bee ordering and pickup/delivery of package bees through club – Mary B.

  2. Use of club equipment – extractor – please read document sent w/agenda

      1. Tag / label as club equipment

      2. Other equipment?

        1. Uncapping tank (base with honey gate, tub without bottom, strainer grate, crossbar, cover)

        2. Hot uncapping knife

        3. Strainer (primary and secondary screens)

  3. Benefits of Membership document - please read file sent with agenda - Veronica


Meeting adjourn

Beekeeper stories / questions


Tasks for beekeepers:

How to store wood ware and wax for the winter – volunteers

Feed bees

Ready candy boards and winterizing materials

Clean up supers and store properly


Pollinator Friendly Habitat Meeting Oct. 9, 2017

posted Oct 17, 2017, 6:59 PM by Mary Phillips


Agenda for October 9, 2017

Meeting room 116

6 p.m.

Menomonie Alliance Church


  1. Call meeting to order

  2. Attendance

  3. Introductions – new people?

  4. Officer position – chair needed while Jenny is club president

  5. Pollinator plot updates

  6. Seeds to share – Wild Blue Indigo; Tillage Radish (Daikon)

  7. Other items

  8. Meeting adjourned


Submitted by Jenny Gruber

Organizational Documents

posted Sep 30, 2017, 7:26 PM by Mary Phillips

Below are two documents attached to read / review, print off, and bring to the October 8th meeting at 7 p.m. at the Menomonie Alliance church. There is a lot of information to review and decisions to be made.

We look forward to the meeting and tasting of honey!

October Beekeepers Meeting

posted Sep 14, 2017, 12:32 PM by Mary Phillips   [ updated Sep 30, 2017, 7:29 PM ]

The Dunn County Beekeepers will be meeting on Monday, Oct. 9th, 2017 at 7p.m. in room 116 at the Menomonie Alliance Church, 502 21st St N, Menomonie, WI 54751. (3 blocks north of the Hospital on 21st St.). Highlights will be honey tasting.

1.  Call meeting to order / welcome - President, Jenny Gruber

2.  Attendance – 1 minute

            New members?

3.  Secretary report – Pat Wilson – 2 minutes

4.  Treasurer report – Mary Buschman – 2 minutes


Old business – mark your calendars – Jenny - 3 minutes

  1. Fair dates 2018 – last weekend in July, Thursday July 26 to Sunday July 29, 2018 with setup Wednesday July 25.

  2. Workshop date is February 3, 2018

  3. Club extractor

    1. First is housed by Duane Manor – has it been returned?

    2. Second is housed by Mary and Dave Phillips

    3. Addresses on web site under “Equipment”

  4. Liability Insurance – Propose to post-pone to New Business

New Business

  1. Organization topics – see document - Jenny to lead discussion – 20 minutes

    1. Roster proposal from Mary B. and Mary P.

    2. Workshop – need confirmation of who is lead for each area

    3. Club hive SOP – Willie and others to create

  2. Winterizing presentations from two club members - 5 minutes each

    1. Tom Prescott

    2. Dave Wolske

  3. Candy board samples / recipes – 3 minutes each

    1. Dave Wolske

    2. Jenny Gruber

      4.  WHPA convention

a.  Nov 2-4 in Eau Claire; visit for agenda /speakers /registration form

b.  Support for Wisconsin Honey Queen program – Dave Wolske – 5 minutes

5.   Sunflower pollen collection effort - Jenny 1 minute

a.  Sample to see

b.  Sunflower Daytona seeds to be given out at February club meeting attendees

6.  Adjourn meeting

Tasks for beekeepers

  1. Find good source for sugar

  2. Feed your bees

  3. Get candy board and winterizing materials together

  4. Clean up supers

Remaining time is to sample honey, check honey moisture content and share stories

  1. Honey samples – bring sample of honey to taste and / or test moisture content

  2. Honey moisture content – Klaus will bring refractometer and sample spoons

  3. Bee stories

September Beekeepers Meeting

posted Sep 9, 2017, 6:05 PM by Mary Phillips   [ updated Sep 14, 2017, 12:33 PM ]

Hello Fellow Beekeepers,

Our next monthly Beekeepers meeting on Monday, Sept. 11th, 2017 at 7p.m at the Menomonie Alliance Church, 502 21st St N, Menomonie, WI 54751. (3 blocks north of the Hospital on 21st St.).

Election of the President will be held.


Roll call -- Beekeepers sign in

  • Secretary/Treasurer's Report

  • Old Business

  • New Business

  • Election of President

August Beekeepers Meeting

posted Jul 23, 2017, 8:14 PM by Mary Phillips   [ updated Aug 6, 2017, 5:17 PM ]

Fellow Beekeepers,

I would like to invite you to our next monthly Beekeepers meeting on Monday, August 7th, 2017 at 7p.m..

We will meet in room 116 at the Menomonie Alliance Church, 502 21st St N, Menomonie, WI 54751. (3 blocks north of the Hospital on 21st ST).


We will have a full agenda.

1. Review of the Dunn County Fair Beekeeper Booth.

2. The Menomonie Alliance Church has changed their building use policy and will be charging for the use of the room starting in September. Discussion on meeting room.

3. The Dunn County Fair wants all exhibitors in the commercial building to carry liability insurance. Discussion on this topic.

4. ELECTION of new club president and club secretary. If you would like to be considered for nomination to either office you must be present at this meeting!!

This will be my last meeting as the club president. I hope to see many of you at this meeting.

No lunch.

Hope to see you all Monday, August 7th.

July Beekeepers Meeting "Picnic"

posted Jul 7, 2017, 6:13 PM by Mary Phillips

The "meeting" for July is a potluck picnic at Wakanda Park in Menomonie, WI. on July 10, 2017 starting at 6:00 PM. We have a spot reserved across the street from the ball fields. See the map pin below.
Hot dogs, brats with buns will be provided. Bring a dish to share and your own plate and silverware and drinks.
Hope to see you all on Monday.

Wakanda Park

Fair Booth for the Dunn County Beekeepers

posted May 17, 2017, 9:02 AM by Mary Phillips   [ updated Jul 7, 2017, 6:08 PM ]

The Dunn County Beekeepers are having a booth at the 2017 Dunn County Fair, July 26 – 30. Clicking here to view the schedule. Or view the file below. It is a great opportunity to learn from an experienced beekeeper by working with them at the booth. Contact Veronica K. at: Updates will be posted.

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