Association monthly meetings generally on the first Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:30 at various libraries in Madison, WI. Everyone interested in bees is welcome.
- April 4, 2017
April 2017 Club Meeting - Splitting a Colony Discussion
From 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on April 4, 2017
Location: Fitchburg Public Library, 5530 Lacy Rd, Fitchburg, WI 53711, USA
Discuss the different methods for splitting a colony. We will cover both splitting for increase as well as for swarm control.Bring your questions as well as methods you have used to share with fellow beekeepers.
- May 2, 2017
May 2017 Club Meeting - BEE COUNTED: A national citizen science project
From 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on May 2, 2017
Location: Pinney Library, 204 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI 53716, USA
Presented by: Rich Morris, Lead Drone, BroodMinder
Rich is an engineer, a product designer, and an avid beekeeper. After keeping bees for 8 years, he became increasingly curious to know what was going in in his hives when he wasn’t there. BroodMinder was born out of that curiosity. Partnering with a team of like-minded professionals, Rich has used his extensive design experience to create beekeeper-friendly wireless beehive monitors in a quest to better understand and sustain our precious bees. BEE COUNTED is an effort to collect nationwide hive data at over 10,000 locations into a public domain database to be shared with bee lovers everywhere.
- June 6, 2017
June 2017 Club Meeting - Queen Rearing
From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on June 6, 2017
Location: Shine: Matt Hennek's home --- Rain: Fitchburg Public Library, 5530 Lacy Rd, Fitchburg, WI 53711, USA
Presentation by Matt Hennek about grafting and mating queens. BYOC, please bring your own chair.
- June 27, 2017
July 2017 Club Meeting - Inspecting a Colony
From 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on June 27, 2017
Location: 5814 Main St, McFarland, WI 53558
Note: This meeting will be a week early due to July 4th is the first Tuesday.
We will meet in Dale Marsden's bee yard. Dale will demonstrate and provide tips and tricks of how to inspect a colony. Bring you veils.