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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 dunncountybeekeepers.org 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 www.wihoney.org 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.


AGENDA

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).

This is an IMPORTANT MEETING YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!!

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.
Klaus






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: vjkkjv@yahoo.com. Updates will be posted.

A NEW HONEY BEE INFECTION TRANSMITTED BY VARROA MITES

posted May 8, 2017, 8:07 PM by Mary Phillips

UW-Stout biology professor Jim Burritt and his students have published research about a new strain of the bacterium called Serratia marcescens strain sicaria. With evidence of its killing power, they chose the name sicaria, which means assassin, and Ss1 for short. With this research, they may have made an important discovery in the effort to determine why honey bee hives are dying out during the winters in the Upper Midwest.

A new honey bee infection transmitted by Varroa mites? by Jim Burritt, University of Wisconsin-Stout, may be viewed on YouTube. Follow the link at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoSi5v9rtWo

June Beekeepers Meeting

posted May 6, 2017, 7:46 AM by Mary Phillips

Fellow Beekeepers,

Dr. Becky Masterman, Assistant Extension Professor and Program Director for the UMN Bee Squad, has accepted our invitation to give a talk at our June 12th, 2017 meeting (next month).

The topic will be: Keeping Bees Healthy: Updates on Bee Research, Management and MiteCheck.
She will give us an update on the latest research on varroa mites and how to manage the mite levels in our honeybee colonies.

We will meet at UW Stout in room 112 at the Jarvis Hall Science Wing. This room is right next to the room Jim gave his presentation in April.

Again this is an announcement for our JUNE 2017 - which is next month!!!! I will send another email reminder in June!!

Please mark your calendars!!
Thank you,
Klaus

May Beekeepers Meeting

posted Apr 11, 2017, 5:29 AM by Mary Phillips   [ updated May 6, 2017, 7:21 AM ]

Fellow Beekeepers,

I would like to invite you to our next monthly Beekeepers meeting on Monday, May 8th, 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).

First: For those who were unable to attend our last meeting or those who just want to see Jim Burritt's research presentation again, here is a link where you can watch it online:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoSi5v9rtWo

Our May meeting will have something for everyone:

- We will present the results of our informal honeybee colony winter loss survey

- For new beekeepers we will have a presentation on what your colonies should look like by now and what to do next.

- Tom and Dave will give a presentation on how to do splits and why nucs are so useful in an apiary.



No lunch.


Hope to see you all Monday, May 8th.
Klaus


AGENDA

  • Roll call -- Beekeepers sign in
  • Secretary/Treasurer's Report
  • Old Business
  • New Business
    • Winter Loss survey results
    • Presentation on what new colonies should look like by now
    • How to do splits and use of nucs






April Beekeepers Meeting

posted Mar 13, 2017, 7:56 PM by Mary Phillips   [ updated Apr 9, 2017, 5:41 PM ]

Dear Fellow Beekeepers,

Our April 10th meeting will be at UW Stout. It will be Jim Burritt's research presentation on honey bee health. His presentation will start at 7pm. We will have short club business meeting starting at 6:30pm.
Hope to see you all on April 10th.

Here is the invite that was sent to area clubs:

A research presentation on honey bee health by Jim Burritt will be held at 7pm on April 10th, 2017 in room 110 of Jarvis Hall Science Wing on the UW-Stout campus. The information will pertain to efforts at UW-Stout and UW-Madison campuses to investigate the bacterium Serratia marcescens strain sicaria, a potential new threat of honey bees.

Links to the UW-Stout news release on the research and the publication follow. A map of the UW-Stout campus is attached (Jarvis Hall Science Wing is #16 on the map, and parking lot #18 should be a fitting location to park). Visitors should avoid parking in Disabled, Reserved (signed), No Parking Areas, Loading Zones and Meters, Yellow Zones, Groundsdisabled spots or A spots.  General parking spaces in lots 18, 24, and 29 will not be ticketed between 4 p.m. and 2 a.m.

Research publication: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0167752

UW-Stout press release: http://www.uwstout.edu/news/articles/Professor-students-identify-bacterium-that-may-kill-honey-bees.cfm


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me.

Hope to see you on Monday, April 10th,

Klaus Bauer
President
Dunn County Beekeepers Association
klaus@dunncountybeekeepers.org



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