Kate Whealen

Nov 292020
 
MINI-CONFERENCE – Open to All WAS members and Free to the Public on Zoom 
December 5, 2020  
7:00 p.m.
 (Mountain Standard Time)
 6:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)  Registration:  Sign-up to receive a Zoom link
 
On a Cold Day in December, Let’s Talk about Heating Beehives!
 
7:00–7:45 p.m. (MST)  Etienne Tardiff, WAS Yukon Territories Director
Title: Do Bees Heat the Inside of the Hive?  Presentation + Q&A
Description: Etienne keeps bees in the Yukon – he knows winter beekeeping. Hear his A to Z of getting ready to overwinter your bees – hint: it starts in Spring. Etienne will cover basic health, nutrition, environmental factors (weather & forage), hive management basics, and hive enclosure “physics.”
 
7:50–8:35 p.m. (MST)  Scott Debnam, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Montana
Title: Heater Bees and Cell x Cell Temperature Regulation in the Brood Nest.
Description: Scott has over 20 years of research experience and is an instructor with the UM Online Master Beekeeping program and producer of UM’s highly popular Natural Beekeeping course.  He’s found amazing new things about heater bees and has some fantastic inside-the-hive photos and videos to share with everyone.
 
8:40 p.m. (MST)  WAS Members Annual Board of Directors and Business Meeting
Due to COVID-19, the Face-to-Face Annual Meeting was Cancelled
Therefore, WAS is going green with:A short virtual conference, December 5, 2020Monthly informative beekeeping, educational, and fun presentationsA new websiteDigital advertisers2021 Students’ Conference 
8:50 p.m. (MST)  Board of Director’s, Members, Committee Reports, and Elections
 
9:30 p.m. (MST) Adjourn 
 
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 Looking forward to seeing you there!
Mar 062020
 

Zoom meeting for the SdC Beeks on Wed. Aug. 12 at 6:30
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Jason and I have started 2 new photo galleries for native bees and wasps— check them out in the Gallery.

Best, Kate

Nov 102019
 

Hello Fellow Beekeepers,

We will meet again Wednesday November 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Railyard Community Room. This is our last meeting of 2019.

Level 2 Certified Beekeeping student Abad Archuleta will present “How to make mead” and bring all the necessary equipment to demonstrate the process.
Bring honey samples to taste if you’ve been harvesting!
Here is a link to a little map that shows the exact location of the Community Room.  https://www.railyardpark.org/community-room/         The address is 701 Callejon. Parking is free after 6 p.m.  

Best,  Kate

Sep 302019
 

Hello Fellow Beekeepers,

We will resume meetings October 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Railyard Community Room. Mark Sommer from the Certified Beekeepers Program of the New Mexico Beekeepers Association will discuss evaluating and preparing  bee colonies for the winter.  We will discuss further details about meeting days and program topics so please plan to attend and provide input for the direction of our group.
Bring honey samples to taste if you’ve been harvesting!
Here is a link to a little map that shows the exact location of the Community Room.  https://www.railyardpark.org/community-room/         The address is 701 Callejon. Parking is free after 6 p.m.  

Best,  Kate