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May Beekeepers Meeting

posted May 9, 2019, 7:43 PM by Mary Phillips

Dunn County Beekeepers Association

Menomonie Alliance Church Room 116

502 21st St. N, Menomonie, WI 54751

May 13, 2019 at 7 p.m.

 

Roll call: Sign in please.

 

Secretary’s Report: April’s Minutes.

 

Treasurer’s Report:

 

Old Business: Randy Rykal’s presentation.

 

New Business: John Sippl, District Conservationist from Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will be presenting on programs available for pollinator efforts and more.

 

Open discussion: Hive reports, Bees

 

Upcoming Events:

Summer Picnic on July 8th

Dunn County Fair: July 24th to 28th.

PS: April Kustov, State Apiary Inspector, will be available for individual hive inspections from the morning of June 10th through mid-day of June 12th, if anyone is interested. Please contact Willie Miller-me.

April Beekeeping Meeting

posted Apr 7, 2019, 7:09 PM by Mary Phillips

Dunn County Beekeepers Association

Menomonie Alliance Church Room 116

502 21st St. N, Menomonie, WI 54751

April 8th 2019 at 7 p.m.

 

Roll call: Sign in please

Secretaries Report: March’s Minutes

Treasurer’s Report

 

Old Business

Wisconsin Honey Producers; Northwestern District Meeting

 

New Business

Randy Rykal will be presenting “Beekeepers without Borders – Nicaragua”

 

Bees: Open discussion; Hive reports

 

Hansen’s Bee order is delayed due to weather in California

Nucs are available for an additional cost

 

Upcoming Events

Summer Picnic on July 8th

Dunn County Fair July 24th to 28th

Next meeting: May 13, 2019

March Beekeeping Meeting

posted Mar 9, 2019, 6:14 PM by Mary Phillips

Dunn County Beekeepers Association

Menomonie Alliance Church Room 116

502 21st St. N, Menomonie, WI 54751

Monday, March 11, 2019

7 p.m.

Welcome Beekeepers

 

Roll call: Please sign in.

Secretary’s Report: Last month’s minutes

Treasurer’s Report

 

If you haven’t paid your dues please do so.

 

Old Business

Bee ordering

 

New Business

 

March 16 – NORTHWESTERN DISTRICT

10am at Knapp Community Center, Knapp, WI

Doors open 9:15am.

Guest Speakers-

Matt Schultz—commercial beekeeper, Reedsburg, WI

Kent Pegorsch, President WHPA.

Hive tool collection.

Pot luck lunch.

Please bring items for Queen Auction.

Contact John Spate for more information. Ph 715-874-6454

 

Traditional and Green Skills Event 2019 –March 9th

Tom Prescott and Dave Wolske presented Beekeeping

 

What needs to be done in our Apiaries for getting ready for our new bees?

 

Volunteers for presentations

 

Hive Reports

 

Future Events: Dunn County Fair

Next meeting: April 8, 2019

February Beekeeping Meeting

posted Feb 4, 2019, 7:05 PM by Mary Phillips

Dunn County Beekeepers Association

Menomonie Alliance Church Gymnasium

502 21st St. N, Menomonie, WI 54751

 

Welcome Beekeepers

Beekeepers meeting will be held in the gymnasium

 

Roll call: Please sign in.

 

Agenda:

 

Secretary’s report

Treasure’s report

 

Old business

New business

 

Bee order

We will be placing our BEE orders today. Please bring appropriate funds. A checking account would be best.

 

Workshop

We also will be reviewing the beginner beekeeping workshop and discussing next year’s workshop.

 

Hive reports

 

Door prize drawing

January Beekeeping Meeting

posted Jan 8, 2019, 8:18 PM by Mary Phillips

Dunn County Beekeepers Association

Menomonie Alliance Church Room 116

502 21st St. N, Menomonie, WI 54751

 

Agenda January 14, 2019 at 7 p.m.

 

Meeting called to order at ____ p.m.

Roll call – ____ attendees; Guests -___

Secretary Report –

Treasurer Report –

 

Old Business

Christmas Party: Stout Ale House

Budget Concerns

 

New Business

Finalizing Workshop

A. Advertising

B. Presentation Materials—Tom P., Dave W., Gary L., Jim C.,

C. Lunch/break—Kathy W.

D. Catalogs---Veronica K.

E. Breakout sessions

F. Coffee--- Willie M.

G. Friday evening setup

Honey Bee Ordering

Hive Reports

Upcoming Events:

February 9, 2019. Saturday – Workshop

February 11, 2019 – next meeting

Please send requested agenda topics to Willie M. at 20galdnr@gmail.com

November Beekeeping Meeting

posted Nov 11, 2018, 10:02 AM by Mary Phillips

Dunn County Beekeepers Association

Menomonie Alliance Church Room 116

502 21st St. N, Menomonie, WI 54751

Agenda November 12, 2018 at 7 p.m.

 

Meeting called to order at ____ p.m.

Roll call – ____ attendees; Guests -___

Secretary Report –

Treasurer Report –

 

Old Business

  1. Christmas Party – need organizer(s)

  2. Wisconsin Honey Producers Association (WHPA) – Jenny G. and other attendees

New Business

1.  Budget for 2019 

 

2.  Workshop leads / co-chairs

            a.  Advertising

b.  Presentation materials – Tom P., Dave W., Gary L., Jim C.

            c.  Lunch/break – Kathy W.

            d.  Catalogs – Veronica K.

            e.  Break out sessions

f.  Honey Bee ordering

 

3.  Panel discussion

 

 

Upcoming events:

December 10th – Christmas party

January 14, 2019 – monthly meeting

February 9, 2019, Saturday – Workshop; set up 7 p.m. Friday Feb 8th.

February 11, 2019 – next meeting date

 

Please send requested agenda topics to Jenny G. at jmgwis@wwt.net.

October Beekeeping Meeting

posted Sep 19, 2018, 8:55 AM by Mary Phillips   [ updated Oct 7, 2018, 6:09 PM ]

Guest speaker Mitchel Wayne, will be giving a presentation about sustainable beekeeping at the October 8th Beekeeping Meeting.

Dunn County Beekeepers Association

Menomonie Alliance Church Room 116

502 21st St N, Menomonie, WI 54751

Agenda October 8, 2018

 

Meeting called to order at _____  p.m.

Roll call – ___  attendees; Guests _____

Secretary Report –

Treasurer Report –

 

Old Business

  1. Christmas Party – need organizer(s)

New Business

  1. The Wisconsin Honey Producers Association – delegate from club – Jenny G.

  2. Election of officers – Jenny G.

  3. Guest speaker Mitchell Wayne – Sustainable Beekeeping

 

Meeting adjourned at ____   p.m.

 

Open discussion - Hive updates from group

 

Upcoming events:

November 12, next meeting date

December 10th – Christmas party

February 9, 2019 – Workshop; set up 7 p.m. Friday Feb 8th.

 

Please send requested agenda topics to Jenny G. at jmgwis@wwt.net.

 

 

September Beekeeping Meeting

posted Sep 9, 2018, 3:10 PM by Mary Phillips

Dunn County Beekeepers Association

Menomonie Alliance Church Room 116

502 21st St N, Menomonie, WI 54751

Agenda September 10, 2018 7 p.m.

 

Meeting called to order at _____ .

Roll call –    ____   attendees

Secretary Report –

Treasurer Report –

 

Old Business

  1. Nominating committee report – Mary L.

  2. Mite-A-Thon is Sept 8th -15th   - Jenny G.

  3. Pheasants Forever ‘Leave No Child Indoors’ – Mary B.

  4. Christmas Party – Willie M.

New Business

  1. 2019 Workshop – date is Feb 9, 2019 at MAC.

  2. October meeting – guest speaker Mitchell Wayne – Sustainable Beekeeping

  3. Pollen harvesting in Downsville – Jenny G.

  4. Fall harvest reports

  5. Winterizing discussion

  6. NUC boxes – return John Spate’s please

 

Meeting adjourned at ____ p.m.

 

Open discussion - Hive updates from group

 

Upcoming events:

October 8, next meeting – election of new officers

 

Please send requested agenda topics to Jenny G. at jmgwis@wwt.net.

 

What to do this in September / October

            See web site for suggestions - http://www.dunncountybeekeepers.org/calendar/calendar

            Feed if honey supers are pulled and no forage

            Close entrance to smallest

            Check for mites and treat if warranted

August Beekeeping Meeting

posted Aug 12, 2018, 7:15 AM by Mary Phillips

Dunn County Beekeepers Association

Menomonie Alliance Church Room 116

502 21st St N, Menomonie, WI 54751

Agenda for August 13, 2018 7 p.m.

 

Meeting called to order at _______ .

Roll call –     ____ attendees

Secretary Report –  

Treasurer Report –

 

Old Business

 

  1. T-Shirts – Mary B.

  2. Dunn County Fair review – Veronica K.

  3. Nominating committee report – Mary L.

  4. Picnic report – Jenny G.

  5. Honey Processing Center tour – Jenny G.

  6. WHPA summer meeting – Jenny G.

New Business

  1. Honey Bee pest management options 2018 – Jenny G.

    1. https://honeybeehealthcoalition.org/varroa/

    2. https://datcp.wi.gov/Documents/TreatmentOptions.pdf

  2. Feeding bees in time of dearth – Mary L.

  3. Mite-a-Thon Sept 8th – 15th

  4. Leave no child inside – Knapp Pheasants Forever day for kids/families

  5. Christmas party coordinator

Meeting adjourned at ____ p.m.

 

Open discussion - Hive updates from group

 

Upcoming events:

September 10th, next meeting

 

Please send requested agenda topics to Jenny G. at jmgwis@wwt.net.

 

What to do this in July / August

            See web site for suggestions -  http://www.dunncountybeekeepers.org/calendar/calendar

Pull honey and extract

            Feed if honey supers are pulled and no forage

            Close entrance to largest opening

            Check for mites and treat if warranted

            Provide water source near hives

            Clean up around apiary in prep for winter

            Plan for winterizing – gather materials

            Put together mite check kit it you haven’t already

July Beekeepers Meeting "Picnic"

posted Jun 19, 2018, 3:05 PM by Mary Phillips

The "meeting" for July is a potluck picnic at Wakanda Park in Menomonie, WI. on July 9, 2018 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

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