Our next meeting will be this Wednesday, May 8th at the Jockey club building at the Mesa County Fairgrounds at 6pm. We’ll be talking about upcoming events and Gary McCallister will be presenting Surprising Facts About the Bee Life Cycle (and what it means to you). Come and learn more about bees and how you can help bees in our community.
In June we won’t be having our regular meeting, but instead encourage our members and friends to attend the Colorado State Beekeepers Association’s Summer Meeting at Paul and Nanci Limbach’s in Silt CO (only about an hour from Grand Junction – check facebook as the event gets a little closer for carpool info). There will be some great speakers this year and it’s always a fun and informative event. Bee sure to preregister (remember, if you are current member of WCBA, you are, by default, a CSBA member). More info here: http://coloradobeekeepers.org/summermeeting/
Because of the County Fair in July, we’ll be foregoing our meeting at the Jockey Club. But, don’t fret, instead we’ll be setting up small, members-only workshops on bee inspections at local members’ bee yards. We’ll have groups for Langstroth, Top Bar and Warre hives. I’ll be sending more info about these group inspections soon! (Also, if you are a Langstroth hive user that would be willing to show others (a small group – you can set the limits) how to do a hive inspection in July, please let me know and we can work out details. We’d also like to know if anyone in the Montrose/Delta area or other places like Carbondale/Glenwood would be interested in hosting an inspection (any type of hive). Again, please contact me to arrange details.