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Sheboygan County Beekeepers Association

Meetings are held March through November on the second Tuesday of each month,

2020 Schedule

Beginning with the April 14, 2020 meeting, the SCBA will be holding online meetings. We will continue doing this during the” Safer at Home” directive issued by Governor Evers. Be sure to check your email for members with directions on how to access the ZOOM sessions.

Meetings – If members providing refreshments would please include beverages, they may present their receipts for the beverages to Ken, and the Club will reimburse you. Thank you so much for doing this!

2020 Meeting Dates

October 13 – Via Zoom, watch your email for the invitation. We are hoping to have a “virtual tour” of NOURISH with Dan and Hannah to see the facility. We are now considered part of the NOURISH family since Dan and Hannah are tending bee hives there. We should also have plenty of time for discussion of questions.

We also need to vote on Officers for 2021-2022.

November 10 – ???????  – HOLIDAY POTLUCK – 6:30 PM – Bring a dish to pass and your own table settings. Voluntary $5.00 gift (wrapped) exchange for BINGO game!

Previous 2020 Meetings

February 11, 2020

Thanks to everyone that came out tonight for our Introduction to Beekeeping. We had a great crowd, 62 people, most new to beekeeping and a few experienced beekeepers. It was a great night. We hope to see you again!

March 10 – Initial meeting for the year. Membership information and dues. Programs set up for the year. Also sign-up for refreshments and book reports.

April 14 – Zoom Meeting

May 12Rescheduled for May 19th

Hello everyone,

Just a heads up for our Tuesday meeting. I won’t be actually receiving the invitation from April Kustov until tomorrow. But I wanted to remind you that we are on her schedule. Because of the mix-up last week, this meeting will be via SKYPE Business. You will need to download that app if you do not already have it. Hopefully this will all work out. The access will begin at 6:15 pm to allow you time to download if necessary, and log-in. The meeting itself will begin at 6:30 pm. We will have the business meeting first, then April will do her presentation on mite control, and take questions at the end.

Program:  April Kustov, the Apiary Inspector/Plant  Industry Bureau /DARM Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection /Apiary. She will be discussing the WI Honey Bee Pest Management Option sheet that I sent to members last week. She will go down the list and talk about each treatment option, when is best to apply it, and how it works.  You will then be able to follow along with April and take notes. She will also takes questions at the end of her presentation.

June 9 – PICNIC – Annual Picnic! – 6:30 p.m. Rochester Park,  Sheboygan Falls      (Spouses and families are also invited!) 

July 14 – Via Zoom – The SCBA is pleased to have Charlie Koenen, the new Southern Apiary Inspector for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection as our guest via ZOOM. Charlie will discuss his new position, what he is seeing out there “in the field”, and answer questions. He would also like to set up inspections for anyone with 8+ hives.

 
It should be an interesting evening. Hope you can join us. Members, watch your emails for the ZOOM invitation, coming shortly.

August 11, 2020 – Via Zoom, watch your email for the invitation. There is no program scheduled, so we will have plenty of time for discussion of questions.

September 8 – Via Zoom, watch your email for the invitation. There is no program scheduled, so we will have plenty of time for discussion of questions.

Previous 2019 Meetings

February 19 – Program  – Beginning Beekeeping. (This meeting has been rescheduled from 2/12/19, due to weather conditions.)

On Tuesday, February 19th, we will be having an informational meeting on Beekeeping. This is for anyone interested in beekeeping. Come and hear members talk about how to get started!

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at the ADRC (Aging and Disability Resource Center) Building, 650 Forest Avenue, Sheboygan Falls Wisconsin.

March 12 – Program – Initial business meeting – We are pleased to announce that on Tuesday, March 12th, we will have a guest speaker, Daniel N Ziehli, Wisconsin State Bee Inspector. He will be doing a presentation on mites and Foul Brood. His program will begin promptly at 6:30 PM since he will be traveling back to Madison that night. It should be an interesting program!

This meeting is open to any interested beekeepers………….

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at the ADRC (Aging and Disability Resource Center) Building, 650 Forest Avenue, Sheboygan Falls Wisconsin.

Book Report –

Refreshments – Kathy Petersen, Dan Pitsch, Lois Demmin

April 9 – Program – : Garry S. – Wiring, Waxing, and Putting Frames Together

Book Report – Kristin P.

Refreshments – Kristin P. and Jacky D.

May 14 – Program – Selling Honey in WI – Kurt

Book Report – Garry S.

Refreshments –

June 11 – PICNIC – Annual Picnic! – 6:30 p.m. Rochester Park,  Sheboygan Falls      (Spouses and families are also invited!) 

Meat is provided by the club. Bring a dish to pass and your own table settings. Also bring prizes for the BINGO table!

July 9 – Program – No Program scheduled

Book Report – Kristin P.

Refreshments – Kristin P. and Garry S.

August 13 – Program – No Program scheduled

Book Report –

Refreshments – Linda Nasgovitz and Terry Zerger

September 10 – Program – No Program scheduled

Book Report – Peter Dietz

Refreshments – James and Betty Kuplic

October 8 – Program – No Program scheduled

Book Report – Keith Weiland

Refreshments –

November 12 – HOLIDAY POTLUCK – 6:30 PM – Bring a dish to pass and your own table settings. Voluntary $5.00 gift (wrapped) exchange for BINGO game!

Previous 2018 Meetings

February 13 – Program  – Beginning Beekeeping. Be sure to check back for more information.

Book Report – N/A

Refreshments –

March 13 – Program – Initial business meeting

Book Report – N/A

Refreshments – Garry Sydow

April 10 – Program -Garry Sydow

Book Report – N/A

Refreshments – Dale Ten Pas and Kathy Petersen

May 8 – Program – Guest Speaker Thelma Heidel-Baker, Ph.D. Conservation Biological Control Specialist , Xerces Society. Her program, on Pollinators, begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Thelma will be giving a presentation, BEFORE the business meeting, at 6:30 p.m. on Pollinators. The program will be starting promptly at 6:30.

Book Report – Garry Sydow

Refreshments – Linda Nasgowitz and Anne Straus

May 19 – Rescheduled presentation on Queen Rearing at Honey Land Farms with Garry O. – Queen rearing – 10 AM to noon. We talked with Garry at Honey Land Farms this evening, and he is planning on going ahead with the Queen Rearing Program this Saturday, May 19th, at 10:00 AM. He’s planning on about a 2 hour program. Upon completion of this first class, he will determine any future programs with those in attendance at the program on the 19th.

The June meeting is a family picnic (6:30 PM).  The November meeting is a potluck dinner. (6:30 PM)

Spouses and families are also invited!

June 12 – PICNIC – Annual Picnic! – 6:30 p.m. Rochester Park,  Sheboygan Falls

Meat is provided by the club. Bring a dish to pass and your own table settings. Also bring prizes for the BINGO table!

July 10 – Program –

Book Report – N/A

Refreshments – Dan Pitsch and  Ralph Worm

August 14 – Program –

Book Report – Garry Sydow

Refreshments – Bob & Beth Keller, and Carl & Lois Demmin

September 11 – Program – Presentation by Nourish – Sheboygan     https://nourishfarms.org/

Book Report – Janita Holgate

Refreshments – Jacky Drewry

***October 9, 2018 –

Please NOTE ………….The October meeting will be at the ADRC at 6:30 PM as originally planned.

Program – Amanda Strojinc – Winterizing Your Bees

Book Report – N/A

Refreshments – Kris Plucar and Sheila Wettstein

November 13 – HOLIDAY POTLUCK – 6:30 PM – Bring a dish to pass and your own table settings. Voluntary $5.00 gift (wrapped) exchange for BINGO game!

Previous 2017 Meetings

February 14 – Program – Amanda Strojinc and Garry Sydow – Beginning Beekeeping. Be sure to check out our informational flyer at the following link. Feb Meeting Flyer

Book Report – N/A

Refreshments – Garry Sydow

March 14 – Program – Intial meeting

Book Report – N/A

Refreshments – Sheila Wettstein

April 11 – Program – Dan P and Ralph W on AZ Hives

Book Report – Kurt P – Beekeeping Principles – A Manual for Beginners/A Guide for Gardeners

Refreshments – Dan P and Ralph W

May 9 – Program – Keith W – this program will be held at Christopher’s Farms and Gardens Details will follow…………….

Book Report – N/A

Refreshments – Keith W

June 13 – PICNIC – Annual Picnic! – 6:30 p.m. Rochester Park,  Sheboygan Falls

Meat is provided by the club. Bring a dish to pass and your own table settings. Also bring prizes for the BINGO table!

July 11 – Program – Garry S – Mites

Book Report – Garry S

Refreshments – Jeff & June C

August 8 – Program – Winery Tour at SoLue Estate Winery and Meadery in Cascade  – 6:30 PM – Meet at the Winery.        W8269 County Road F, Cascade, WI 53011 • www.soluestate.com

September 12 – Program – Amanda S will give a presentation on Winterizing Bees

Book Report – N/A

Refreshments -Jean Wilke

November 14 – HOLIDAY POTLUCK – 6:30 PM – Bring a dish to pass and your own table settings. Voluntary $5.00 gift (wrapped) exchange for BINGO game!

Special Notice- Saturday, September 16th –  Honey Land Farm Visit CANCELLED.       Mainly due to “time of year”, this trip to Honey Land Farms has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for next spring. This is not the best time to be doing queen rearing. Thanks Garry! We look forward to our visit in the Spring of 2018!

October 10 – Program – to be determined

Book Report – Annette S

Refreshments – Ralph Christianson & Terry Zerger

November 14 – HOLIDAY POTLUCK – 6:30 PM – Bring a dish to pass and your own table settings. Voluntary $5.00 gift exchange for BINGO game!

Previous meetings – 2016

March 8 – Program – Keith Weiland – Cooking and Canning with Honey

Book Report – Mary Gross

Refreshments – Jacky Drewry and Jamie Van Dyke

April 12 – Program – Emily Dolfin – Wasp Traps

Book Report –

Refreshments – Annette Selk and Kathy Petersen

May 10 – Program – Kathryn and Hal Ribich – Requeening in Spring & Fall

Book Report –

Refreshments – Ralph Worm and Dan Pitsch

June 14 – PICNIC – Annual Picnic! – 6:30 p.m. Rochester Park, Sheboygan  Falls

Meat is provided by the club. Bring a dish to pass and your own table settings. Also bring prizes for the BINGO table!

July 12 – Program – Garry Sydow – 2015 Wisconsin Convention for Honey Producers

Book Report – Annette Selk

Refreshments – John and Beate Lucynski, Em and Joe Dolfin

August 9 – Program – Top Bar Hives for Pollination – presented  by SustainableBeekeeping

Book Report –

Refreshments – Amanda Strojinc and Jacky Drewry

September 13 – Program – Kurt Petersen – Wintering Hives

Book Report –

Refreshments – Jean Wilke and Jim/Betty Kuplic

October 11 – Program – Jeff & June Cole – Bee Venom Therapy for Lyme Disease – Live stinging demonstration (if desired)

Book Report – Mary Gross – The Bees in your Backyard 

Refreshments – Ralph Christianson and Sue Birkholz

November 8 – Program – Mary Gross – Organic Pollinator Plots, and Bumblebees!!

HOLIDAY POTLUCK – 6:30 PM – Bring a dish to pass and your own table settings. Voluntary $5.00 gift exchange for BINGO game!

Previous Meetings – 2015

March 10 – Program – Initial meeting of 2015, business meeting

Book Report – Kurt Petersen – Beekeeping, a Practical Guide

Refreshments – Tammy Boldt and Kathy Petersen

April  14 –  Program – Ralph Christianson – installation of bee packages and making frames.

Book Report – Jean Wilke – Beekeeping for Dummies

Refreshments – Jean Wilke and Cheryl Wettstein

May 12 – Program –  Garry Sydow

Book Report – Ralph Christianson

Refreshments – Linda and Ray Nasgovitz,  John Peterson

 

June 9 – Annual Picnic! – 6:30 p.m. Rochester Park, Sheboygan  Falls

Meat is provided by the club. Bring a dish to pass and your own table settings. Also bring prizes for the BINGO table!

July 14 – Program –  Terry Zerger – Winterizing Bees

Book Report – ?

Refreshments – Corey Brachmann, Stacey Bahr

August 11 – Program – Emily Dolfin – Mite Control

Book Report – Annette Selk

Refreshments – Dan Pitsch, Therese Wade

September 8- Program – Jean Wilke

Book Report – ?

Refreshments – Mary Gross, James and Betty Kuplic

October 13 – Program – Kurt Petersen – Honey Tasting

Book Report – Jean Wilke

Refreshments – Ralph Christianson, Sue Birkholz

November 10 – Holiday Potluck – 6:30 p.m. Bring a dish to pass and your own table settings. Voluntary $5.00 gift exchange for BINGO game!