August 2015 Meeting

As beekeepers we love our floral sources, especially those wonderful noxious weeds like blackberry and knotweed. However those are both deemed as noxious weeds and fall under the control of the Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board. Join us as we talk with Alison Halpern from the Board about what they do and how they work with beekeepers and how we can work together. So join us on August 4th at the Meadowbrook Interpretive Center.

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
Fix a hive when a virgin queen fails to mate or return and also how to make a split with a queen and multiple bees from different hives in the same yard. This will be the last apiary lesson of the year.
7:00 – 7:30 Beginners’ Session: Fall and Winter Preparations by Robert Clark
Never too soon to start thinking about fall and winter with assessing the queen, the stores, the weather and much more.
7:30 – 8:00 Tea Time
8:00 – 9:00 Discussion with the Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board. with Alison Halpern

We will be talking about the mission of the board and how they accomplish it. Included is what the board needs to do with regard to the beekeepers and how we can help them to both fulfill their mission and preserve the health of all bees.

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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