Welcome to a spectacular new season of beekeeping.

Presidents Message
Hello fellow beekeepers. I am so excited for this coming season of beekeeping. Beekeeping changes every season, as does the weather, nectar flow, pollen availability and the honey bees. Thanks to all the great help that we have from some of the experts in beekeeping, we are able to learn more and more about the bees.

These knowledge is for us as beekeepers and the honey bees, it includes environmental concerns as well; water allowances, foliage, pesticides, diseases and general concerns. We will be having lessons on bee health and products that promote this particular subject. We want input from all the members as too what they feel is the best for their hives, what they have found that works and doesn’t work.

We will be concentrating on honey bee diseases. What do they look like. What impact do they have on the hive population, your hive and your neighbors hives. What treatments are available for the honey bees and what results we are getting from using them.

There will be posting on social media pages as well as the Wasatch Beekeepers Association web page and the monthly lessons. I would suggest getting started today for the future of your beekeeping skills.
Thank You,

Denise B. Hunsaker

The meetings are on the third Thursday of every month. The meeting for February will be Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:00pm at the Day-Riverside Library, http://www.slcpl.lib.ut.us/branches/view/day-riverside • 1575 West 1000 North Salt Lake City, UT 84116 • 801-594-8632.

For the Greater Salt Lake Beekeepers members, we will be combining lessons and meeting time for this year.

There will be regular postings on Facebook and on the web-site (http://www.wasatchbeekeepers.com/) about upcoming events, lessons and questions.

Let your neighbors know that you are a beekeeper, let the merchants where you shop on a regular basis know that you are a beekeeper, let your family know that you are a beekeeper. This up coming season will be an adventure for all of us.

And remember, if you ask 5 beekeepers ONE question, you will get 10 answers.

Denise B. Hunsaker
President 2015

The City Library | Branches

NEWS FLASH: Red Butte Garden Tags All Plants with “Keep the Hive Alive!”

We are happy to announce that Red Butte Garden will be adding a “Keep the Hive Alive” tag to each plant offered for sale at their upcoming plant event this weekend, May 9th and 10th. We sincerely appreciate the interest they have shown in helping us promote honeybee awareness and the need we all have to protect our bees!

For detailed information on the Red Butte Garden 35th Annual plant sale, please visit the Red Butte Garden website:


The event will be this weekend, Friday, May 9 from 1-8 p.m. For Garden Members and Saturday May 10th from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. for the general public.

For more information about the “Keep the Hive Alive” initiative, please visit:


For more information on where to buy local honey, go to: