NAPA COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION

THE BEEKEEPERS OF NAPA VALLEY

First Meeting of the year

NAPA COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION

THE BEEKEEPERS OF NAPA VALLEY

Monday February 24, 2020 5p

St. Helena Montessori 880 College Ave, St. Helena CA. 94574

 

Where

St. Helena Montessori is located at 880 College Ave, St. Helena CA. 94574

Turn south off Pope Street on to College Ave.

Pass the Upper Valley Campus and Stonebridge Apartments on your left.

Watch for the sign at the dirt road just past the apartment parking on the left.

Take the dirt road along the north side of the school campus til the end.

Straight ahead trough the gate and park to the right.

You’ll see us from there…

 

Join us for the first meeting of the year at the Saint Helena Montessori. Gather around the our 1967 Airstream Overlander that houses the world’s largest mobile honeybee observatory. Albeit, the bees aren’t in it this time of year but we’ll have other stuff to focus on in preparation for the 2020 season. Topics of conversation, but not limited to:

 

House Keeping

~  If your bees died last year, what might have killed them?

~  How to properly sanitize your equipment for repopulation.

~  Where will people get their bees?

~  Need Help, who do you ask in your area?

~  Educational opportunities 

~  State mandatory hive registration

~  Rob and Drew’s queen rearing project

~ Boca < five to a hive >

 

Agenda

4:30-5p - People trickle-in, walk around the school apiary, check out the 

 trailer, and catch-up.

While sitting around picnic tables sharing potluck and drinks

5p -5:15 Seth Chapin will give us an update on his favorite currently blooming Australian plant.

 

5:15-5:30 Mike O’Dell will share the latest version of his easy long frame conversation hive. 

 

5:30- 6p Drew Ericson and Mark Griffin will cover the proper technique for sanitizing a dead-out hive in preparation to repopulate.

 

6p —-> until too dark - pack up, big bee hugs and kisses until the next meeting.

So….

Bring your questions, bring in a brood frame or two from any colony you may have that has died out, bring paper and pencil to take notes, and bring a dish or drink to share for our first meeting of the year. 

Bring your own utensils as well…