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2014 Meetings and Events

 

January 25, Annual Banquet and Scholarship Auction
Edinburgh USA Clubhouse, Brooklyn Park. For information and registration click on the Annual Banquet link in the upper left hand corner.
February 11, 7:00 pm Meeting
Room B45 Ruttan Hall, U of M, St. Paul Campus
Speakers: Ellen and Joseph Coffey will talk about “Rooftop Hives in Paris, France.” Plus highlights from the 2014 American Beekeeping Federation Conference.
March 11, 7:00 pm Meeting
Room B45 Ruttan Hall
Speakers: JoAnne Sabin, Dan Palmer and Ian Lane will talk about bee-friendly plants. JoAnne Sabin is a Dakota County Master Gardener and educator. She teaches several beekeeping classes through community education programs. Dan Palmer is an entomologist. He teaches a beginning beekeeping class through Three Rivers Park District. Ian Lane is a masters student in the U of M Bee Lab. His research focuses on incorporating flowering plants into grass lawns to provide bee foraging areas in urban landscapes.
April 8, 7:00 pm Meeting
Room B45 Ruttan Hall
Renata Borba will discuss “Seasonal Benefits of Propolis for Honey Bee Health and Immunity”. Renata, a native of Brazil, is currently a Ph.D. student in the U of M Bee Lab. Her research focuses on the role of propolis in the hive.
May 13, 6:00 pm Demonstration
U of M Honey House
Spring Divide. To enter the bee yard a veil is required.
May 13, 7:00 pm Meeting
Room B45 Ruttan Hall
Pizza served at beginning of meeting
Speakers: Youth Beekeeping Scholarship students
June 10, 6:00 pm Demonstration
U of M Honey House
Mite check, queen marking, brood inspection. To enter the bee yard a veil is required.
June 10, 7:00 pm Meeting
Room B45 Ruttan Hall
The main presentation for the June meeting will be a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Marla Spivak of the UMN. The topic of the discussion will be different hive types. The members of the panel will be Gary Reuter from the UMN, Dustin Vanasse from Bare Honey, and Dr. Linda Halcon who is a Beekeeping Hobbyist. This will be an informative and interesting discussion.

In addition to the Panel Discussion, Mike McLean from the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District will be here to speak to us about how to contact them, what the MMCD needs to know about hive locations and what they do with that information. Also, what materials they use to control adult mosquitos, how these materials effect bees and ways to minimize these effects.

July 8, 6:00 pm Demonstration
U of M Honey House
Mite check…again!, check for brood diseases, manage empty space for eggs and nectar. To enter the bee yard a veil is required.
July 8, 7:00 pm Meeting
Room B45 Ruttan Hall
Speakers: David Schaaf will talk about the Minnesota State Fair and the Bee & Honey Show, one of the finest displays of its kind in the United States. David has exhibited ribbon-winning beeswax candles at the State Fair for over twenty years. He became Bee & Honey Superintendent in 2012. David will explain the significance of the Minnesota State Fair, reveal secrets to entering award-winning apiary products in the competition, and show you how to participate in the Bee & Honey Show—one of the highlights of the year for Minnesota beekeepers.
August 12, 6:00 pm Annual Family Picnic
(volunteers set up at 5 pm)
Horticulture Building at the State Fair Grounds. Bring something to grill and a dish to share. Demonstration for volunteers extracting honey at the fair.
September 9, 6:00 pm Demonstration
U of M Honey House
We will extract some honey from our hobby colonies as well as treating the colonies for mites if levels are high. All members are welcome; however, it is important to bring a veil and any other clothing that you would normally use when you work your colonies.
September 9, 7:00 pm Meeting
Room B45 Ruttan Hall
MHBA members show and share. There will also be a slide show of Minnesota State Fair photos starting at 6:30 pm.
October 14, 7:00 pm Meeting
Room B45 Ruttan Hall
Speakers: U of M Bee Lab Grad Students
November 11, 7:00 pm Meeting
TBD Youth Beekeeping Scholarship Students. MHBA elections.

No regular meetings held in December 2014 or January 2015.

 

2015 Events

January 24, Annual Banquet
and Scholarship Auction
Edinburgh USA Clubhouse, Brooklyn Park. For more information and registration form click here.

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