Sunday, April 16, 2023

2022 Events

 This is what we did last year:

January 17, 2022 Randy Oliver: How Colonies Survive Cold Winters
at 6:30 PM on Zoom

Feb 21 Jim Kloek on Springtime in the Hive
at 6:30 PM via Zoom. The link will be sent to current members

March 21 Beek to Beek (show 'n' tell equipment, techniques...), meet your club
at 6:30 PM Hybrid: at Family Means 1875 Northwestern Ave. S., Stillwater, MN 55082 and on Zoom

April 25* Declan Schroeder on Viruses that attack Honey Bees 
at 6:30 PM on Zoom

May 16 Kristy Lynn Allen at our Marine-on-St. Croix apiary-- Spring Inspection demo
at 6:00 PM carpool from Family Means 1875 Northwestern Ave S., Stillwater, MN

June 20 Jennifer Radtke at our Marine-on-St. Croix apiary-- Split demo
at 6:00 PM (carpools leave at 5:35 from Family Means 1875 Northwestern Ave S., Stillwater, MN)

July 18 Karen Voy on Honey Harvesting
at 6:30 PM at Bethke Park 6606 Stillwater Blvd, Oakdale, MN 55128

August 15 Jennifer Radtke at Marine Apiary 
at 6:00 PM 

September 19 TBD
at 6:30 PM

October 17 Adrian Quiney on his latest Entrance Hole Experiments
at 6:30 PM at the Sally Manzara Nature Center, Sunfish Lake Park, 3554 Kelvin Ave. N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042

November 21 Meeting at Family Means and hybrid
at 6:30 PM

December 19 No Meeting

Meeting this Monday at Family Means 4/17 at 6:30


Thursday, February 10, 2022

Recap of 2021

Given the very weird year of Covid. I did not send out monthly enewsletters and, turns out, only a few people seemed to notice. Here's a recap of what we did:

Jan 18, 2021 Randy Oliver: Overwintering Bees- What's Important
at 6:30PM via Zoom. The link will be sent to current members

Feb 15, 2021 Bridget Mendel, Uof MN Bee Squad: Drama Queens
at 6:30 PM via Zoom. The link will be sent to current members

March 15, 2021 Mel Disselkoen On the Spot Queen Rearing and the Benefits of Brood Breaks
at 6:30 PM via Zoom

April 19, 2021 Adrian Quiney on controlling mites without chemicals
at 6:30 PM via Zoom

May 17, 2021 Sara LaValley, WI Apiary Inspector, on Identifying Diseases
at 6:30 PM via Zoom

June 21, 2021 Blane White on Sustainable Beekeeping and The National Honey Bee Health Survey
at 6:30 PM via Zoom

July 19, 2021 Tom Minser of Nature's Nectar on Mite Testing in humid weather
at 6:30 PM via Zoom

August 16, 2021 'Pizza in the Park' club social. BYO pizza, wine etc. at Pioneer Park, 512 2nd St N, Stillwater, MN. 6:00 PM set up, park shelters reserved until 9:00PM

September 20, 2021 Mike Mackiewicz of Bone Lake Meadows Apiary on his Public Outreach Endeavors
at 6:30 PM via Zoom

October 18, 2021 Annual Member Meeting and Kristy Lynn Allen of the Beez Kneez on Nuc Management and Raising Queens
at 6:30 PM via Zoom

November 15, 2021 Melanie Waldon on Wax Rendering
at 6:30 PM via Zoom maybe

December 20 ,2021 Jennifer Radtke on Bee Stings
at 6:30 PM on Zoom

Monday, January 17, 2022

Welcome to 2022!

What a year! The club managed to meet throughout 2021by Zoom. We waived the membership fees for those that had paid in 2020. Some of you paid anyway, plus we got a few new members. Dues for 2022 are just $15. Many of the past members should have received the 2022 Membership Form. Use the 'Contact Form' (seen when looking at the blog from your computer) if you need one sent to you.

Tonight's Zoom is Randy Oliver on How Colonies Survive Cold Winters. has lots of easy to follow information about how to use Zoom.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Welcome to 2021!

We are hopeful that more and more of you will be vaccinated and our club can safely return, sometime this year, to some sort of in-person gatherings. Until then, we will continue meeting via Zoom. The January18 presentation is by Randy Oliver of on Overwintering Bees- What's Important. 

If you did not get the Zoom invite by email your membership may have lapsed or we have the wrong email. Contact us at