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BCBA – Honey and Cheese Tasting Event

Honey and Cheese Tasting Event for Club Members and family

BCBA is holding a Honey and cheese tasting event !

Kent Pegorsch, president of the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association (WHPA) will give a presentation on the different Wisconsin flowers and nectar sources.   Every participant will receive a flavor wheel and color chart from the American Honey Tasting society (AHTS) as we taste various honey samples side by side.   We’ll then pair the sweet flavors of the honey with different types of artisan cheeses supplied by Nala’s Framagerie in De Pere.  Wine can be purchased separately. 

When: Tuesday June 11, 2019

Where: Nalas Framagerie,  2665 Monroe Rd De Pere

Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Cost: $20.00 per person – $10.00  age 12 and under

Limit: 20 people due to space constraints at Nala’s – ONLY 3 OPEN SEATS AVAILABLE! (as of 5/4/2019)

Contact:  Julie Mazzoleni -Vicepresident@browncountybeekeepers.com to register and/or bring your payment to the next Club meeting on Wednesday May 15th.

 

Bee Informed – Colony loss and Management Survey

Bee Informed Partnership

 

 

 

Don’t forget to take the Bee Informed Partnership Survey for Colony loss and management.   You have until April 30th to complete the survey.  This survey allows beekeepers to gain critical knowledge around different management practices and how they impact honey bee health and survival rates.  It also help us to understand long-term honey bee colony loss trends.   Please remember to take the survey and be a part of the larger beekeeping community !!

TO TAKE THE SURVEY NOW – CLICK THE LINK BELOW:

https://26.selectsurvey.net/beeinformed/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=LMS2019#

Status of SPRING

Comparison of 2019 spring leaf out to average from 1981-2010

Keep track of SPRING by visiting USA – National Phonology Network

The First Leaf Index is based on the leaf out of lilacs and honeysuckles, which are among the first plants to show their leaves in the spring.

The First Bloom Index is based on the flowering of lilacs and honeysuckles. This Index is associated with blooming of early-spring shrubs and leaf out of deciduous trees. 

https://www.usanpn.org/news/spring 

       

 

Mites and “fat body” bees

New research now indicates that varroa mites feed on bee “fat bodies” and not completely the hemolymph. Some beekeepers are thinking about the implication on treating for mites. You can read one person’s thought here.

BCBA 2019 Elections

On Wednesday October 17th the BCBA held elections for 2019 officers.  We are excited to announce the following:

  • BCBA President – Dave Elsen
  • BCBA Vice President – Julie Mazzoleni
  • BCBA Secretary – Julianne Sanders
  • BCBA Treasurer – Tom Cashman

We look forward to a 2019 season filled with good conversation,  great learning for both new and experienced bee keepers, support and BEE FUN !

Please be sure the thank Steve Hupfer for 3 years as president and Lynne Lindgren for being our 2018 treasurer – THANK YOU AND WELL DONE!