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Sheboygan County Beekeepers Association

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

6:30 PM at the ADRC Building, 630 Forest Avenue, Sheboygan Falls, WI

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!

2019 Schedule

Here are the scheduled dates for the 2019 meetings of the Sheboygan

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 –

Book Report –

Refreshments –

August 13 – Program –

Book Report –

Refreshments –

September 10 – Program –

Book Report –

Refreshments –

October 8 – Program –

Book Report –

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 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.

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!