July 2015 Meeting

With the blackberry flow done (or almost done) it is time to gather around and share your beekeeping stories or even sell that surplus equipment. Also have you wondered about how you can combat the dreaded Varroa mite in your hive? Come to our July 7th meeting where club members will discuss their year and bring your excess equipment to our club garage sale and listen to Danny Najera talk about how to battle those varroa mites.

Also if you are donating honey to the club’s annual honey sales to raise money for more speakers than bring that to the meeting as well.

Also a reminder that Charles Schaffer and Bob Combs will be giving a hands on Apiary lesson at 6pm, weather permitting.

6:00 – 7:00 Hands On Apiary Lessons by Bob Combs and Charles Schaffer
How to perform a mite check with a sugar shake, with Charles Schaffer
7:00 – 7:30 Beginners’ Session: Show and Tell by Robert Clark
Share 2-3 minutes on how this year’s beekeeping has been going. Anything new you learned? How went the blackberry flow?
7:30 – 8:00 Tea Time
8:00 – 9:00 Navigating the Varroa mite problems. Biology, detection, treatment. by Danny Najera

Danny from PSBA will be discussing the Varroa mite issue and how to combat it.
Danny has been doing honeybee research and education for ~10 years. Specialty in honeybee biology, education and research. For PSBA, Danny served as trustee 2013-14 and is Chair of PSBA’s Research and Education committee. Additionally, he teaches PSBA’s Backyard Beekeeping Class and serves as Neighborhood Captain for the Kent area.

Meetings are 7:00-9:00 pm on the first Tuesday of each month at Meadowbrook Interpretive Center (directions to Meadowbrook) and are open to the public.

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