There is a meeting date change since Mother’s Day usually falls on our usual meeting date on the second Sunday of the month. The May meeting will take place, instead, on the first Sunday of the month on May 5, 2019 from 12 Noon to 2:30 PM, beginning at noon with the second Beginning Beekeeping Class.
March 10, 2019 - Beginning Beekeeping Classes begin.
Throughout the season, this series of ten one-hour beginning beekeeping classes are held starting at noon prior to our general business meetings which begin at 1:00PM. Optionally, for individuals wishing to pursue certification, successful completion of this class meets the requirements of Washington State Beekeepers Association Beginning Beekeeper Certification. Class material includes a workbook/manual for $20.00
Not quite sure who to talk to,… if you ordered this snow, good on you,.. but next time, let’s talk about portions.
Library is closed and we have no key, ergo meeting is cancelled.
We had planned to have a very special guest speaker, Sue Cobey, on Sunday, Feb 10. However, due to inclement weather, Sue would like to visit us another time.
Mark Urnes, our Education Coordinator, would like to proceed with the beekeeping class at noon on Sunday. Barring any major change in weather. Similarly, it will be followed by a brief business meeting/open discussion for those in attendance.
I’ll post here if there is an update or change from this plan.
As a reminder,… we have no meeting in December,… . See you at our first meeting for 2019 on January 13th.
At our November 11, 2018 General meeting, we voted for the members of our executive committee for the upcoming 2019 season and approved a few updates to the association bylaws. Please join us in welcoming our new board members:
President: Rex Roberton
Vice President: Paul Sprague
Treasurer returning: Chris Beatty
Secretary returning: Greg Butler
Education returning: Mark Urnes
Library: Kristine Roberton
Community Outreach (new position): Herb Senft
As is tradition, we will not be having our usual meeting and education session in September. Instead, all active members are invited to Mark's home for a picnic Sunday, Sept 9 at around noon. You should have received an email from Greg with the details. If you missed it, please email us and we will get the details over to you!
"Calm weather in June sets corn in tune."
I received Greg's email today with the July newsletter attached. One, he's cranked out another great edition for your reading pleasure; Two, where did that month go?! Our apiary has been hopping and blackberry's are blooming!
Time to get together and "talk bees" this Sunday, July 8. Usual times and place: Noon for the class and 1pm for the business meeting.
"A swarm in May is worth a load of hay; a swarm in June is worth a silver spoon; but a swarm in July is not worth a fly,..."
Sunday June 10th, at noon for the educational session and 1pm for the general meeting.
Our newsletter is available at the link below.
The date for our May meeting has been adjusted to avoid Mother's Day.
Sunday May 6th, at noon for the educational session and 1pm for the general meeting.
Our newsletter is available at the link below.
Ready for a field trip?
Time for some hands-on to go with all the books, internet surfing, and YouTubing?
The club will have a field day next Saturday, April 14th at noon. (Yes, we still have a meeting this Sunday, April 8th)
Details are in the flyer:
We have lots of activity in the Bee space this month!! Preparation for the season and arrival of new packages. Please plan to attend our next meeting - Sunday, April 8.
Dates and times for the meetings are in the newsletter - which is awesome [thank you Greg!] - and available at the link below.
Recently, we had an opportunity to visit with longtime NOPBA member Jerry Dow on his home turf and observe the bees at Dowsville Apiary. Read this installment of Keeping it Local at the button below.
We will be having our regular meeting of the North Olympic Peninsula Beekeepers` Association on March 11th. The educational section will meet at 12pm at the Port Angeles library meeting room (accessed from the atrium).
The business meeting will follow at 1pm, in the same room.
Our March Newsletter is available by clicking the link below:
We will be having our regular meeting of the North Olympic Peninsula Beekeepers` Association on February 11th. The educational section will meet at 12pm at the Port Angeles library meeting room (accessed from the atrium).
The business meeting will follow at 1pm, in the same room. Keeping with the season, we will have a general discussion about Bee types, placing bee orders, and general spring preparations.
Our February Newsletter is available by clicking the link below:
The next club meeting of the North Olympic Peninsula Beekeepers' Association is Sunday, January 14th. There will be no education session in January, so we will convene at 1pm for our general meeting and officer elections.
Hope to see many of you at the meeting, as we report in on how our winter is going, check in on the status of our bees, and set our plans for 2018.
Our group secretary, Greg Butler, has done a fantastic job with the re-launch of the newsletter! Thank you, Greg, for picking up this task and doing such a great job for us! Get your copy by clicking on the link below: