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Mt. Baker Beekeepers Meeting-Most 2nd Weds 7pm

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Event Description

2nd Weds of Month at 7pm ....

Mt. Baker Beekeepers Meeting, 1761 Bakerview Rd in back of Moose Lodge.

Club usually meets 2nd Weds each month-

except not July, which is potluck month.

(2013 dates- Dec 11.)

(2014 dates -  Jan 8,  Feb 12,  March 12, April 9 ,

May 14, June 11, no July meeting but outdoor potluck,  Aug 13, Sept 10, Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 10)

(It is fine if you'd like to come as my guest & introduce yourself). Annual membership dues of $15. 

See website for more info:

http://www.mtbakerbeekeepersassn.org/

 Website has Agenda updates. 

About refreshments: Bring  desserts & beverages to share for after meeting.

Comment Wall

Comment by Heather K on November 6, 2012 at 11:41am

Beekeeper, Karen Bean, http://brookfieldfarmhoney.wordpress.com/ who is my local mentor because she does not use toxic chemicals & overwinters her hives, is planning on speaking next Weds Nov 14th, 2012 at our beeclub meeting.  Be sure to attend! 

There are only a handful of members who are committed to learning non-chemical methods for caring for the bee species, although the knowledge shared by the long time beekeepers is also valuable! 

Sign up to receive Karens blog at link above.

Comment by Heather K on May 7, 2012 at 12:31pm

Mt. Bakers Beekeepers Club meets 2nd Weds of most months.   http://www.mtbakerbeekeepersassn.org/    See you there most months!.  We are a mixed bag of folks – some traditional style and a few biodynamic-beyond-organic.....All of us passionate about the bee species.  Come as my guest or join and support club & receive emails.

Comment by Heather K on June 9, 2011 at 11:21am
"Back Yard Hive" DVD shown- http://backyardhive.com/ brought in by Wolfgang S & Hubetus K with talk on advantages & disadvantages of Kenyan Hives, and sample hive to look at.

 

Notes: Members share what a high percentage of hives have been lost this spring/winter. Some info in above DVD not accurate. Most top-bar, vertical, or Warre hives in our local wet cool climate have not survived through winter/spring stages. July no Weds meeting- instead potluck July 17th in Goshen area off Roberts. Details in members emails bee-bits. Next Weds meeting Aug 10th.

Comment by Heather K on June 6, 2011 at 1:01pm

Beekeepers Caring for Honeybees & Preventing Colony Collapse Disorder http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MusqTKZ83I  (Beekeepers Meet this Weds).

More beekeepers are protecting pollinator habitats & caring for the honeybee; They are respecting the bee's survival needs for honey, and honoring their honey as a medicine, rather than a commercial product.
Many of us are also caring for our native bumblebees, mason bees & wild bees and creating pollinator sanctuaries.

Network locally at Earth Gardens - http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/group/organic/forum

Mt. Baker Beekeepers has an online group & email list also.

More earth care related videos posted at http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/group/organic/forum/topics/online...?

Comment by Heather K on May 13, 2011 at 7:45pm

"Hidden Beauty of Pollination"-TED Talk http://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_the_hidden_beauty_of_po...

Hands-On Instruction for clubmembers with local Beekeeper Jody in a couple week, late May, at her home hives!  Contact her with RSVP or post comment to Heather with your email, & I'll try to connect you within a weeks time.

Comment by Heather K on May 10, 2011 at 2:54pm

My honeybees are in their home now!  Join in our Beekeepers Meet! Weds pm May 11th at 7pm. If you're tuned into pollinators, and thinking about creating a nursery-hive-home for honeybees, you might want to attend our meetings as my guest. Details above. Now is a good time to observe the bees collecting pollen & nector to bring home to their broad (nursery). Many of us our new beekeepers, learning from our elder beekeepers who share at our meetings, and we are all learning together on how to keep our bees healthy. (Every one has their own opinion on how to do this). http://www.mtbakerbeekeepersassn.org/

Right now, many of our honeybees in the spring are dependent on sugar water made from the imported tropical plant, sugar cane. In the past, honeybees were able to survive year round feeding off their stored honey & pollen. Learning how to restore the health of our habitats moves us towards protecting the health of all pollinators, and our own. http://www.mtbakerbeekeepersassn.org/

See Website for Agenda updates

Comment by Heather K on April 25, 2011 at 4:14pm

Honeybee Wanna-Bee Keepers!  One of the best ways to learn about caring for bees & their honey is start out months ahead of time learning from beekeepers by listening in the meetings and offering to assist an experienced beekeepers. 

There are some great books & catalogues to learn from also.

Bee sure you have basic bee knowledge & healthy hive boxes & supplies before bringing home your bees.

Remember to create habitats for mason bees & other pollinators that take much less work!

Many of us are learning to Not use the toxic chemicals applied to bees for decades, and we are also learning from & respecting our elder beekeepers who worked with bees before they bees had so many environmental challenges!

Comment by Heather K on January 28, 2011 at 12:35pm

Feb 9th -Wednesday - Mt. Baker Beekeepers. (& March 9th)

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