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Apr
10
Wed
Mile Hive Bee Club @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SWARMS!

CSBA President Beth Conrey will speak on the swarm hotline.

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Jun
12
Wed
Mile Hive Bee Club @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Diane Wilson an ecologist from Applewood Seed Company has been putting together flower seed mixtures specifically for pollinators for 24 years and has agreed to come out and share her knowledge with us. The second part of the evening will consist of a discussion concerning Varroa Mites. Bring your questions, answers and experiences to share with the club.

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Jul
10
Wed
Mile Hive Bee Club @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Club business
  • Recap of varroa mite discussion that took place at the June meeting. (Do a mite count before the tenth so we can compare how our hives are doing.)
  • Gregg will discuss what he has seen and what beekeepers should be seeing in first and second year hives
  • Open discussion forum

 

Since it was so hot in the upstairs room in June, we’ll have the meeting in the outdoor area by the entrance of To Bee or not To Bee.

 

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Aug
14
Wed
Mile Hive Bee Club @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • The scheduled meeting will include:
    1) A continuation of mite counting. This month do your mite count and bring in your bottom board so that we can do some of the counts together.
    2) We will be getting ready for extracting honey. We have several different ways to do this, in the club. Bring in your extractors so we can get a “hands on” look at what everyone is doing.
    Gregg said he will bring two jars of honey to give away at this month’s meeting.
    So bring your mite boards, magnifying glasses, photos, and questions and we’ll see you on August 14.
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Sep
11
Wed
Mile Hive Bee Club @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • The meeting will consist of:

    • Tim Brod has agreed to chat with us about different types of honey and winterizing your bees
    • Final information on The Honey Bee Jubilee (if you can help Friday afternoon or Saturday please call Vicki at (303)728-4422 or email vicki@tobeeornottobee.us
    • How is harvesting you honey goin’?
    The Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz: from our members
    Sorry this is later than usual.
    A big Mile Hive welcome to Mark, Greg and, yes Ray you are on my list (sorry for the mix-up).

     

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Oct
9
Wed
Mile Hive Bee Club @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  •  As always we will meet at To Bee Or Not To Bee: 725 W. 39th, Denver, CO 80216 (303)728-4422. We will be discussing ways to give our girls the best chance to weather the coming Winter.
    If you are in need of bee help for the winter, let me know and I will include it in the reminder next week.

    The Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz: from our members

    Eleven Honey Facts and Myths

    1. Fact: Honey is sweeter than table sugar.
    So use less of it. Such as in drinks and as spreads on food like bread, buns, and pastries.

    2. Myth: Honey is best taken when mixed in hot water.
    Pouring hot water into honey would not only reduce its aroma and flavor, but also destroys the natural enzymes present in it.

    3. Myth: Honey should not be scooped using a metal spoon.
    While Honey is acidic, scooping it with a metal spoon is such a quick action that corrosion of the metal is unlikely. If in doubt, use a wooden or porcelain spoon.

    4. Myth: Honey never spoils, even when it’s stored opened.
    Honey absorbs moisture from the air when left opened, and this leads to fermentation. Keep the lid tightly sealed and in a cool place.

    5. Myth: Honey comes in cream, liquid and powder form.
    Honey comes in cream and liquid form, but not in powder form.

    6. Fact: Honey’s quality is not affected by crystallization.
    Crystallization does not affect the nutritional value and quality of honey. Crystallization can occur when honey is kept refrigerated.

    7. Fact: Honey is healthier than artificial sugar.
    Artificial sugars can cause harm to our bodies.

    8. Fact: Honey contains no cholesterol.
    Honey is cholesterol free. (This is good news for people with high cholesterol and a sweet tooth)

    9. Myth: Honey contains a tiny amount of fat.
    Honey has zero fat.

    10. Fact: Honey helps burn fats when we sleep.
    According to the Hibernation Diet, honey acts as a fuel to burn body fats while we are asleep.

    11. Fact: Honey is a natural preservative.

    Honey looks like liquid.  However it has a very low water content.  That is why it can prevent water preferring bacteria from growing. Some scientific research indicates that honey creates a viscous barrier against bacteria and infection. It creates a sticky barrier between itself and other ingredients in a product.  The barrier acts as a trap and it prevents bacteria from contaminating the ingredients which could easily spoil when exposed to air and water based bacteria.

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Nov
4
Mon
Come Rain or Come Shine a benefit for Front Range Farm Relief @ Balistreri Vineyards
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join Grow Local Colorado, Waste Farmers, Slow Food Denver and The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union for a night of fun, food, and music to benefit front range farmers affected by the floods.

All tickets are donations to support the Front Range Farm Relief Fund, supported by The Local Food Shift, The Boulder Community Foundation and the Boulder County Farmers Markets.   All funds will go into a special Front Range Farm Relief Fund for grants and low-interest loans to farms, ranches and food producers impacted by the floods.

Select whichever donation amount is meaningful to you.  Let our local farmers, ranchers and food producers know how important they are to each of us and to our community!

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Jan
8
Wed
Mile Hive Bee Club @ To Bee or Not to Bee
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hello all,
Hope you are all ready to get the year going! Our first meeting of 2014 will be held at To Bee or Not To Bee on Wednesday 1/8/14. We start, upstairs, at 7 PM.
Dues
Attached is a membership form.  Please, complete the form, print it and bring a check or cash to the meeting.  Dues are $25 which is inclusive of the $7 for CSBA membership.  At the meeting, Mitch will field questions about dues and the membership form.
Bylaws
Also attached are the proposed bylaws for the club.
Meeting agenda
We will be watching the movie “ More than Honey” and looking at logo ideas for the club, during the meeting. Please bring your ideas for a logo.
Bringing food and drink to share during the meeting would be fun.
The Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz: from our members
I apologize for the short notice. You all know my heart is in a better place than this.
Here is a US News and World Report article on a new study: study-bee-venom-kills-hiv

 

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