Category Archives: Meetings

When Does Brown County Beekeepers Association Meet?

The Brown County Beekeepers Association meets monthly on the third Wednesday at 6:30pm at the Green Bay Botanical Garden 2600 Larsen Rd, Green Bay, WI 54303. There are no meetings in July or December. In July the club generally has a picnic.

    Introduction to Beekeeping – Basics For Someone New to Bees

    Bee Biology by Sara and Dave

    The Brown County Beekeepers Association is happy to present INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING. Learn the essentials of beginning beekeeping!! The class will be presented in three sessions described below.

    Prior to January 13th, 2024 — view three videos to prepare for the in person class. No more than 2 hours of video to watch
    January 13th, 2024 — 8:00am to 2:00pm (in-person, location: Great Lakes Energy Education Center on the campus of NWTC, Rooms EE201/202)
    and May 18th, 2024 8:00am to 10:00am (at the hive, location: Green Bay Botanical Gardens). Click for a map to the location.

    How Much:
    $50 for an individual, $40 for additional family members

    What: Attendees will gain an understanding of:

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    Preparing for Winter

    At the September club meeting, which was held both in person (socially distanced) and virtually, Richard Schneider from Capital Bee Supply was our remote guest speaker. He did an excellent job presenting the steps beekeepers can take to get ready for our Wisconsin winters. Capital Bee Supply is a Wisconsin based company out of Columbus, WI. The YouTube presentation is presented below. It is 57 minutes in length.

    If you would like to see these presentations live or in person you should consider joining the club.

    Mite Management

    At the May 2020 meeting of the club April Kustov, Wisconsin State Apiary Inspector joined our meeting via Zoom to present Mite Management. The video is over an hour long but is very comprehensive about mite management and treatments.

    In the video April refers to different mite treatments and the Wisconsin recommended treatments. Here is the sheet to which she refers. If you would like the Power Point presentation click here. You will need Power Point to view the slides.

    Powdered Sugar Mite Test

    During the April 15, 2020 virtual club meeting the subject of performing a sugar roll to check mite load came up. The Minnesota Bee Squad does a lot of good work in the area of mite testing and controls. The only issue with this video, in the club’s opinion, is the person is only wearing head protection. She is not wearing gloves or arm protection. The club always recommends taking the level of personal protection you are comfortable with.

    Leadership Recognition

    At the February 2019 meeting club President Dave Elsen presented former President Steve Hupfer with a momento in recogonition of the years of service he has given the club. Inscribed on the plaque are the heart-felt thoughts of club members.

    With sincere appreciation for exceptional leadership, support, and guidance over 6 years as Association President and Vice President