HABA Picnic

I have been away on a family vacation and returned home to find many of you have been having trouble with the RSVP link for the picnic.  Here are a couple options:

Email:  info@hollandbees.org



or

hollandbees@gmail.com

After you RSVP I will confirm with an email to you that will include directions to the picnic.



Here again are the details:

Saturday, August 2, 11-3 — Summer Picnic–Extraction Demonstration–Beekeeping Garage Sale

Our annual picnic is right around the corner!   Join us for a fun-filled afternoon just south of Grandville!  We will be serving Pizza Ranch Broasted Chicken at noon and ask that everyone bring along a potluck item to share.  Plates, silverware, and beverages will be provided.  There will be an opportunity to participate in a Beekeeping Garage Sale.  Feel free to bring along any new or used beekeeping items you are interested in selling.  There will be an area set aside for you to park and sell from your truck or trunk (or you may bring a table along to display your items).  To help with planning, please let me know if you are bringing items to sell.  If you are planning to attend, please contact me to RSVP by July 27 and I will respond with detailed directions.

Visit our New Website Today!

Holland Area Beekeepers Association is transitioning to our new website.

Visit us at www.hollandbees.org

Meeting Reminder – Bring your gadgets!

Just a quick note to remind you of our next meeting…

Thursday, July 10, 7 PM (GVSU – Meijer Campus, 515 S. Waverly Road, Holland)

We will be discussing Beekeeping Gadgets, Solar Wax Melting, Apiary Record Keeping, and there will be lots of time for conversation.

As a special treat, we’ll be joined for a brief webinar with Mark Henson, co-founder with Dr. James Wilkes of Hive Tracks.  Mark and Dr. James Wilkes live with their families in Boone, North Carolina where they are both beekeepers and computer scientists. Join us as Mark discusses how their site is a record keeping option to consider for your apiary.

Remember to bring along any beekeeping gadgets.

See you there,

Connie

Next Meeting, a Request, and the Picnic

Thursday, July 10, 7 PM — Beekeeping Gadgets, Solar Wax Melting, Apiary Record Keeping, and Round Table Discussion

We will meet at the GVSU – Meijer Campus (515 S. Waverly Road, Holland).  This will be a more informal meeting to share ideas and ask questions concerning beekeeping.  Please bring along any gadgets (or photos of gadgets) that have worked well in your apiary.


Passing along this request:

Greetings, Holland Area Beekeepers!

Thanks for offering such an informative presentation last week. Dr. Pett was a wealth of experience and information. As “newbees”, we are looking forward to attending future meetings and actively participating.

We have a new Warre hive in Hudsonville, and are looking for a swarm or split to house. Also, we are willing to pay for anyone’s time and expenses in helping us establish our first hive. Feel free to contact us by email, or call Jamie Coop at 989-370-5780, or Jeff Klamer at 989-370-6780.

Your time and efforts to share this request on your website would be greatly appreciated.

Grateful regards,

Jamie Coop


Saturday, August 2, 11-3 — Summer Picnic–Extraction Demonstration–Beekeeping Garage Sale

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon just south of Grandville!  We will be serving Pizza Ranch Broasted Chicken at noon and ask that everyone bring along a potluck item to share.  Plates, silverware, and beverages will be provided.  There will be an opportunity to participate in a Beekeeping Garage Sale.  Feel free to bring along any new or used beekeeping items you are interested in selling.  There will be an area set aside for you to park and sell from your truck or trunk (or you may bring a table along to display your items).  To help with planning, please let me know if you are bringing items to sell.  If you are planning to attend, please contact me to RSVP by July 25 and I will respond with detailed directions.

Wishing you all a safe and fun-filled Fourth of July!

Connie

 

Next Meeting and a New Grand Rapids Beekeeping Club

Disease Identification – Thursday, June 12, 7 PM (GVSU – Meijer Campus, 515 S. Waverly Road, Holland, MI 49423)
We will again be bumping up the board meeting to 4 PM and club members are welcome. This will allow time to take our guest speaker out for dinner before the meeting.

A new Grand Rapids Area Beekeeping Club is in process of forming. They will meet Wednesday, July 2 at 6:30 PM (meeting to be held at Quantum Leap Communications, 2006 44th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508).

www.grandrapidsbeekeeping.club

Next Meeting, Breakout Session, and the Picnic

Can you believe it’s June already?!?!  Here are some upcoming HABA events:

Disease Identification with Dr. Walter Pett, Thursday, June 12, 7 PM (GVSU – Meijer Campus, 515 S. Waverly Rd., Holland). Dr. Pett, from Michigan State University, is involved in many projects and research including the effects of genetically engineered pollen on the development and mortality of honey bee larva.

Breakout Session — On the Spot (OTS) Queen Rearing with Mel Disselkoen.  Saturday, June 14, 9 AM, (Class to be held at the Century Driving School, 5645 Balsam Dr, Hudsonville, MI)  –  Space is limited–reserve your spot today by calling Don Lam 616-886-1116.

Planning has begun for our summer picnic (August 2) and we will share more details soon.  We do know the picnic will include a garage sale time to buy/sell beekeeping related items.  Sellers will park in one area to allow items to be showcased in their trunk, truck bed, or their own table. We are also seeking volunteers to organize some simple games or activities.  Let me know if you’re willing to help or have any questions.

 

May 15 Meeting and a Request

Join us for the meeting this week Thursday!

May 15–7 PM – Queen Rearing – Adding Supers (GVSU – Meijer Campus, 515 S. Waverly Rd, Holland).

Website Update:  We are very close to unveiling the new website, but we need your help!  There are several ways you could share:

Stories–Submit a beekeeping experience or project

Photos–Submit photos of your bees, apiaries, beekeeping equipment, or hive products

Video–We would love videos of beekeeping techniques.  Maybe you’re willing to be in the video, but you don’t have the equipment OR you have the equipment, but lack the confidence to instruct others–let us know and we’ll figure out a way to work together.

Product reviews–Do you have an opinion concerning beekeeping equipment, books, or products?

Contribute today!  Submit items for the new website here.  Thanks!!

Hope to see you Thursday!

Connie

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