Wasatch Beekeepers Association March meeting. Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Salt Lake County Government building, 2001 South State Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84190. We will be meeting in the north building in the council chambers. Tips on installing new packages! Tricks on setting up swarm and bait traps.
Topics: Tips on installing new packages! Tricks on setting up swarm and bait traps. Wasatch Beekeepers Association March meeting. Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Salt Lake County Government building, 2001 South State Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84190. We will be meeting in the north building in the council chambers.
The Utah Beekeepers’ Association hosts an annual convention for its members of all skill levels. This is a great place to learn the ins and outs of beekeeping from the pros.
The Utah Beekeepers’ Association Convention will be held in Sandy, Utah on February 26 and 27, 2016 at the Best Western CottonTree Inn, 10695 South Auto Mall Drive.
This year the convention keynote speaker will be Pat Heitkam. Many years ago, Pat Heitkam operated a bike shop and once received a bee hive as payment. Now, thousands of colonies later, he provides pollination for almonds and produces queens for beekeepers around the world. He is past president of the American Beekeeping Federation.
Rooms at the Best Western Cotton Tree Inn will be at a discounted special rate of $94. After February 1, 2016 the rooms will be released, so make your reservation early. Information on the discount and the hotel can be found here. Call the hotel directly for room reservations at (801) 523-8484. Ask for the Utah Beekeeper’s Convention rate of $94.
If you are planning on staying in the area overnight, please consider staying at the Best Western CottonTree Inn. Filling the room block helps to pay for the convention meeting rooms, thus keeping the convention costs down.
Hotel amenities include complimentary hot breakfast, wireless internet, indoor pool and hot tub & exercise facility.
To view the agenda and register for the Utah Beekeepers’ Association convention: http://www.utahbeekeepers.com/convention.htm
Below is the Pollen Chart that was shown in last nights meeting. It allows you to see the blooming dates for the last 4 years and you are able to enter in the blooming dates for the flowers in your bee garden/yard for this year as they occur.
The Pollen Chart is helpful to identify what season/dates particular flowers will be in bloom so you are able to get a variation of flowers to supply pollen all season long for the bees. It will also help you plan your season to know when a “honeyflow” will be coming on to take full advantage of the work your girls are doing. Lastly it provides the Pollen Color so when flowers are in bloom you can see what type of flower pollen your girls are bringing into the hive.
North Bends Pollen Chart (PDF Version)
North Bends Pollen _ Nectar Chart 2016 (Excel Version) – This would allow you to make notes on it, or you could just have it show the flowers you have in your own Bee Yard or local area.
Enjoy! Happy Plant Prepping and Spring will Bee here Beefore we know it!!
The Utah State Beekeepers Association will be present to invite us to the state convention. The discussion will be about pollinating and what to plant for the honey bees. There will also be a silent auction.
Here is a map that shows the number of Hives per Licensed Beekeeper in 2014.
Natalee Bloomquist Thompson will be teaching us things we need to know for beginners and experts alike. We will be meeting at the Salt Lake County Government campus on the 2nd floor of the North Building in classroom N2-800. Joey Caputo will be speaking for the Department of Ag. on licensing. Dues are $10 for the year.