Meetings

Regular meetings occur on the third Monday of each month.
(The July meeting is generally held at the fairgrounds and no meetings are held in Aug or Dec)

—– 2017 ——
Jan 16
Feb 20
Mar 20
Apr 17 –
May 15 –
Jun ?? – (Annual potluck)
Jul ?? – (Fair booth prep)
Sep 18
Oct 16
Nov 20

 

—– 2016 ——
Jan 18 – Native Pollinators – Crystal Boyd, MN DNR
Feb 15 – Swarm Traps – Dr Lewis Struthers and Top Bar Hives – Duane Williams
Mar 21 –
Apr 18 –
May 16 –
Jun 20 – (Annual potluck)
Jul 23? – (Fair booth prep
Aug
Sep 19
Oct 17
Nov 21

 

—– 2015 ——
Jan 19 –
Feb 16 –
Mar 16 – U of MNĀ research project updates, Mike Goblirsch
Apr 20 – Wintering Methods, Scholarship Introductions
May 18 –
Jun 15 – (Annual potluck)
JulĀ 25 – (Fair booth prep)
Sep 21 –
Oct 19 –
Nov 16 – (scholarship reports)

—– 2014 ——
Jan 20 –
Feb 17 – Solar wax melters
Mar 17 – Blane White, MN Dept of Ag – Pesticides
Apr 21 – Dr Lewis Struthers
May 19 –
Jun 16 – Annual picnic
Jul ?? – Fair booth prep
Sep 15 –
Oct 20 –
Nov 17 –

—– 2013 ——
Nov 18 – Video
Oct 21 – Winterizing
Sep 16 –
Jul 20 – Fair booth preparations (at fairgrounds)
Jun 17 – Annual picnic
May 20 – Queen excluders and solar wax melters
Apr 15 – Interaction of pesticides and miticides by UMN PhD student and possibly Marla Spivak
Mar 18 – Pollen collection, cleaning, and marketing by Dr Louis Struthers
Feb 18 – Conference reports and uses for beeswax
Jan 21 – Demonsrtation of frame assembly and wiring foundation

—– 2012 ——
Nov 19 –
Oct 15 –
Sep 17 –
Jul ? –
Jun 18 –
May 21 – 6pm in demonstration yard
Apr 16 –
Mar 19 –
Feb 20 – Frame building workshop (for club’s hives)
Jan 16 – Winter feeding

—– 2011 ——
Nov 21 –
Oct 17 – Elections
Sep 19 – Mead(?)
Jul 16 – Fair booth clean-up at fairgrounds
Jul 9 – Fair booth repair/projects at fairgrounds
Jun 20 – Annual Potluck
May 16 –
Apr 18 – Planting for bees, presented by Bonnie Hiniker
Mar 21 – How to Make Splits, presented by Gary Reuter (UofMN)
Feb 21 – Conference reports, Scholarship/mentorship
Jan 17 – Comparison honeybee ‘breeds’

—– 2010 ——
Nov 15 –
Oct 18 – Annual Elections
Sep 20 – Nosema Ceranae
Jul 19 – Fair booth clean-up (at fairgrounds)
Jun 21 – Annual Potluck
May 17 –
Apr 19 – Nosema – Questions and Answers, guest speaker Mike Goblirsch (U of MN)
Apr 17 – 1pm Demonstration Bee Yard, 7pm Unwrapping hives from winter
Mar 1 – Raising Your Own Queens, guest speaker Dr Louis Struthers
Feb 15 – National Conference Reports
Jan 18 –

—– 2009 ——
Nov 16 – General Q&A with ‘expert’ panel
Oct 24 – Demonstration Bee Yard, Wrap hives for winter
Oct 19 – Marketing Your Honey
Sept 21 –
July 27 – Crow Wing County Fairgrounds, Bee Booth Preparation
June 15 – Annual Picnic
May 18 –
Apr 20 –
Mar 16 –
Feb 16 –
Jan 16 –

—– 2008 ——
Nov –
Oct 20 –
Sep 15 –
Jul 21 – Crow Wing County Fairgrounds, Bee Booth Preparation
Jun – Annual Picnic
May 19 – Late spring and early summer management
Apr 21 – Spring management of beehives
Mar 17 –
Feb –
Jan 21 – Beeswax candle making, guest speaker Barbara Troje of Parkers Prairie

—– 2007——

—– 2006 ——

—– 2005 ——
Mar 14 – Marla Spivak from the Department of Entomology at the U of MN
Feb 21 –

—– 2004 ——
Apr 19 – Featured speaker Blane White from the MN Department of Agriculture

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