Jul 172022

Our July meeting is this Tuesday, July 19, starting at 6:30 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, located at 107 W Barcelona Rd. here in Santa Fe.
It has been great meeting in person again and so hope you all can join us!
Hopefully your bees have been enjoying this year’s honey flow and so our plans for the evening include discussions around harvesting honey……when to harvest, how to harvest, and how much to harvest.
Please come with any beekeeping questions or concerns and share your feel free to bring pics/videos and stories.
For those that cannot make it in person, we hope to connect with you on Zoom so you can participate from afar. 
Or by phone….346 248 7799
Looking forward to seeing you there! Kate and Steve

May 132022

Hello SDC Beekeepers,
We are excited to announce our first in-person meeting in over two years!
The meeting will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church, located at 107 W Barcelona Rd, here in Santa Fe, starting at 6:30 PM this coming Tuesday, May 17.  Please join us as Kate will be sharing spring hive management tips and answering any questions you may have about your hives.  
We also enjoy when members share their 2022 beekeeping experiences, especially any swarm capture stories and photos/videos.
We can also talk about queen replacement and the possibility of ordering mated queens as a group in order to save on shipping costs, which could drive the cost from $60 per queen to $30 per queen
In addition to the in-person element of the meeting, we will also have a Zoom element for those unable to attend in person.  Please plan on attending in person if at all possible as we are going to gauge the interest in future in-person meetings
Here is the Zoom link info:
Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/89200231787?pwd=0UpA9-oXIGsskYk2-ncm0j25z3WvH_.1
Meeting ID: 892 0023 1787Passcode: SDC
We hope you all can join us,
Kate and Steve

Apr 152021

April 19
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (MT)Webinar

Join Kaitlin Haase and Emily May, Pollinator Conservation Specialists with the Xerces Society, to learn more about opportunities to create pollinator habitat in the Santa Fe area. Kaitlin will introduce the Santa Fe Pollinator Trail, an effort to create connected, climate-resilient habitat for pollinators in urban Santa Fe. As part of the trail launch, Xerces will be making native pollinator-friendly plant kits available to interested Santa Fe residents who commit to establishing and maintaining pollinator habitat in home gardens and public spaces, such as libraries, schools, parks, etc. Join us to learn more about how you can participate in conserving pollinators in Santa Fe!
To register visit: Protecting Pollinators in Santa Fe: Introducing the Santa Fe Pollinator Trail

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 
Registration:  Sign-up to receive a Zoom link
 Looking forward to seeing you there!
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

May 112019

Hello everyone!

We now have a new mailing list!

To use the mailing list you must first sign up.  After you have subscribed send email to hive@sdcbeeks.org and it will go to everyone. When replying to others messages you MUST use reply-all in order to reply to the list.