Meeting Schedule & Topics

2019 Meetings

*Meetings begin at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted*

January – No meeting

February 4 –  Raising your own queens for sustainability, speaker Tom Rathbun

March 4 –  Mtg. at 6:30 – Pancake & sausage dinner; part two of raising queens

April 1 – Swarm control; speaker TBD.

May 6 – Using nucs for sustainability

June 3 – Open Topic – Bring your questions!

July 1 – Products From the Hive – How To’s

August 5 – Making Mead

September 8 – Picnic/Potluck at Dr. Michael Stone’s – See August Newsletter for details!

October 7 – Open topic Q & A – Preparing for winter;  will hand out bears to fill/donate to food pantries;  officer nominations

2018 Meetings

January 2 – Making maple syrup at home – Troy Leibengood – 6:30 pm  **Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather**

February 5 – 7:00 pm. – Review OSBA Affiliate Membership                  **The meeting for tonight has NOT been cancelled!  Please drive carefully!**

March 5  6:30 pm. – Pancake and Sausage Dinner.  Speaker: Brian Gibbs from Gibbs Aero Spray.

April 2 – 7:00 pm. – Guest speaker will be Joe Pristash of Bee Hive Thermal.  Troy will talk about swarms, how to prevent them and what to do when you have one.

May 7 – 7:00 pm. – Evelyn Lepard will give a presentation about AZ Hives.  (also known as Slovenian Hives)

June 4 – 6:30 pm – Peggy Garnes from OSBA will speak on “Sustainable Beekeeping Using Nucs”.  We will be having a Potluck!  The club will provide chicken sandwiches and drinks.  Please bring a covered dish to share.

July 2 – 7:00 pm – Open topic – Bring your beekeeping questions!

August 6 – 7:00 pm Leo Shirokauer, the recent winner of the Bayer Bee Care Young Beekeepers Award, will be speaking on his research into treating American Foul Brood using the power of probiotic honeybee gut bacteria to kill the AFB pathogen.  

September 8 – Summer Picnic Sept 8th from noon-4 pm at Tom Rathbun’s barn — 4865 CR 175, Clyde.  Burgers, hot dogs & drinks are provided. Please bring a dish to pass. Bring your lawn chairs & games if you’d like. We will have a 50/50 raffle, so bring some fun money. New this year, Troy is bringing a mobile honey extraction trailer for demo purposes. Beginning beekeepers can bring a super of honey to extract. Please have it double bagged & kept in your car until extraction time as we are demonstrating in an active bee yard. We don’t want to induce robbing behavior.

October 1, 7:00 pm – Rich will have a discussion about how to prepare your hives for the winter months.  It will be a great Q & A especially for new beekeepers!  Honey bears for the food bank will be handed out.

November 5, 7:00 pm – Labeling honey bears for the food bank.

December Meeting – TBA