Our meeting this month will include several topics. Bob Sitko will bring us up to date on the magnitude of the bee calls our group has received so far this year when it comes to honey bee swarms and the dreaded yellow jacket complaints. Erin Rupp from Pollinate Minnesota will be here to update us on any pending legislative updates regarding honey bees, roadside mowing, pesticide issues, and etc. We will briefly talk about a possible billboard advertising campaign that was discussed at Minnesota Honey Producers Association meeting this summer to try and get the general public and the state legislators more tuned in to the plight of our honeybees. Niharika Bhavsar, one of our MHBA Youth Scholarship students, will be here updating us on her bees so far this year, and Gary Reuter will coach us on hive management and answer any questions you may have regarding your bees.