Building Community One Hive At A Time

Beekeeping isn't easy. When we understand bee biology, we can make more informed choices re: hive management. Come learn from your community and from our guest lecture series.

A big part of community is helping each other.  Bee a Mentor.  Find a Mentor.

Strength in numbers enables us to handle bigger beekeeping issues in our region. We primarily support a treatment free approach although all management styles are welcome aboard.  

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Upcoming Meeting~Save the Date

BEEKEEPERS OF NAPA VALLEY

July 16th 2022 10a

MEETING AGENDA 

Active discovery sessions happening at the NV BeeCo Apiary!

HELPING THE NEWBIES

Demonstrations of inspection techniques 

Bring your veil, writing, and eating utensils as we will be loading you up on information and, as always… the best pot luck! 

Who should attend? 

ANYONE with first year bees! 

Do you have a swarm, split, nuc, package? 

Come! 

 

10:00-1pm-ish

With UC Davis Master Beekeepers- Cynthia Perry, Christine Kurtz

  • 10a - Welcome and introduction -

  • Club details, who we are, our mission, goals, and a few big asks (prepare yourselves)

  • 10:30 - Questions written on 3x5 cards

  • Split into groups for hands-on hive dives with various beekeepers - sit in on as many as you can, everyone has a different approach to going through a hive.

  • 11:30 re-group to go over questions, discuss what to expect in your hives for July, August, September.

  • Warning signs, what to look for on your monitoring trays - Christine Kurtz - 

  • Feeding, robbing, and what are the results of a mega drought on bees

  • Honey harvest? Think twice about it...

  • 12:30 start lunch and continued conversation

  • 1p Q&A wrap-up and end of the day break out session ~ to be announced 

      

     Pot luck! As always.  BYOEverything - utensils etc. and share your favorite dish with the club! 

 

         

Come!  Find a Mentor, Bee a Mentor! 

 

*Some good ol’ beeks and some new beeks like Wendy Rose, Jennifer Kimberly Creager, Adrian Ogden,Tom Clark, George Attobel, Nancy Lewis Heliotes, Greg Clark, and Mike O’dell, will all be there to answer your questions along the way. 

 

* As this meeting is in the center of an active working apiary, there will be bees, lots of bees. And ticks too!  You may want to bring your bee costume or at the least a veil and tuck your pants into your socks. It is your responsibility to protect yourself.

*It’s about a 150 yard walk to the apiary, so keep in mind you’ll want to be able to carry it in and pack it out. 

 

DIRECTIONS

 

*1125 Golden Gate Dr. 

Coming from the North, turn Right at the silver fire hydrant and park where it says on the map just outside the gate.  Walk through the gate and follow the road to the left to the apiary.  Text Rob for info 707-486-5039.  

Upcoming Meeting

BEEKEEPERS OF NAPA VALLEY

October 29, 2022 10a

MEETING AGENDA 

Active discovery sessions happening at the WENDY ROSE Apiary!

HELPING THE NEWBIES

Lecture and slide show on overwintering techniques 

Bring your writing implements and eating utensils as we will be

loading you up on information and, as always… the best pot luck! 

Who should attend? 

ANYONE with first year bees hoping to get them through winter! 

Christine Kurtz will be speaking about what's going on

in your hive at this very moment using Serge Labesque's stellar powerpoint presentation. 

 

10:00-1pm-ish

With UC Davis Master Beekeepers Cynthia Perry, Christine Kurtz

  • 10a - Welcome and introduction -

  • Club details, who we are, our mission, goals, and a few big asks (prepare yourselves)

  • 10:30 - Questions written on 3x5 cards

  • 10:45 - Serge Labesque's Structure of the Hive; slide presentation by Christine Kurtz

  • 11:45 Hive assessment; population, health indicators, mite quantity, colony structure, stored resources.

  • What can we do to promote winter survival: hive organization, varroa/parasitized, brood break, nutritional supplements, 

  • 12:15 start lunch and continued conversation

  • 1p Q&A wrap-up  

      

     Pot luck! As always.  BYOEverything - utensils etc. and share your favorite dish with the club! 

 

 

*Some good ol’ beeks and some new beeks like Wendy Rose, Adrian Ogden, Tom Clark, George Attobel, Nancy Lewis Heliotes, and Greg Clark, will all be there to answer your questions along the way. 

 

DIRECTIONS

*Wendy Rose Apiary 3151 Sunnydale Drive Napa 

 

 https://www.google.com/maps/place/3151+Sunnydale+Dr,+Napa,+CA+94558/@38.3473869,-122.3058575,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80850128b9fb8cb5:0x2acd872001cd47c4!8m2!3d38.3473869!4d-122.3058575

 

 Text Wendy Rose if ya' get lost 707-363-6066  

NVBC APIARY DIRECTIONS

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