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March 2019

Monthly Meeting-Mar 2019

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Green Bay Botantial Garden, 2600 Larsen Rd
Green Bay, WI 54303 United States
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EDUCATION: "Primer on Pollinator Plantings" presented by Ron Melchert. As warmer weather approaches your thoughts turn to the plants that are beneficial to bees. Ron will walk us through the best plants, suited for Wisconsin, that assist the pollinators in doing their work. Business and educational meeting open to club members and non-members.

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April 2019

Meeting Before the Meeting-April 2019

April 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Green Bay Botantial Garden, 2600 Larsen Rd
Green Bay, WI 54303 United States
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Learn how to install your new bees. The presenter will cover both package and nucs, there will be examples of both, and plenty of time for questions.

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Monthly Meeting-Apr 2019

April 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Green Bay Botantial Garden, 2600 Larsen Rd
Green Bay, WI 54303 United States
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EDUCATION TOPIC: In Wisconsin we are entering the time of year when the number of bees in colonies begin to multiply. Sometimes the bees run out of space and decide to make a new queen and to create a new colony. Club member, Kate Schuette, walks us through how to recognize a split is needed and then some of the more common methods. Business and educational meeting open to club members and non-members.

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Pollinators in Decline: Why You Should “Bee” Concerned

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, 1478 Midway Road
Menasha, WI United States
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$45

More than 700 North American bee species are in decline.  Monarch butterfly numbers are down more than 80% since the 1990's.   Beekeepers around the world continue to experience unusually high bee losses every year since 2007.  This course will also cover the basics of pollination, specific examples of plant pollinator relationships, varying worldwide responses to honey bee decline, and what you can do to help. Instructor: Shannon Davis-Foust is a Land Ethic Leader through the Aldo Leopold Foundation, a former…

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May 2019

Meeting Before the Meeting-May 2019

May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Green Bay Botantial Garden, 2600 Larsen Rd
Green Bay, WI 54303 United States
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LOCATION CHANGE:Meeting ROOM Change. The meeting will be held at the Botanical Gardens in the NWTC Landscape Horticultural Classrooms which are located in the building to the immediate right of the main building entrance. There will be signs to help direct you. Learn how to do a mite check. One of the more important tasks a beekeeper must perform to ensure a healthy bee colony. This demonstration (no live bees) will cover the most popular method of mite check among…

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Monthly Meeting-May 2019

May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Green Bay Botantial Garden, 2600 Larsen Rd
Green Bay, WI 54303 United States
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NOTE: Meeting ROOM Change. The meeting will be held at the Botanical Gardens in the NWTC Landscape Horticultural Classrooms which are located in the building to the immediate right of the main building entrance. There will be signs to help direct you. EDUCATION TOPIC: Tonight there will be TWO education topics. First up: Have you ever wondered about the impact the location of hives have on honey?  Kaelyn Sumner, BCBA club member, applied for and received a grant to study…

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June 2019

Honey Tasting

June 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nala’s Cheese, 2665 Monroe Rd, Suite 110
De Pere, WI 54115 United States
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$20

Club Members and invited guests only (Space is limited) Kent Pegorsch (President of WHPA) will be speaking on WI nectar sources and honey. We will then taste different types of honey side by side and different cheese pairings to complete the tasting. COST: $20.00 person / $10.00 kids. Contact Julie Mazzoleni for more details or to register. vicepresident@browncountybeekeepers.com

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Meeting Before the Meeting-June 2019

June 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Green Bay Botantial Garden, 2600 Larsen Rd
Green Bay, WI 54303 United States
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Don't forget your BEE SUITES. Join us at Botanic Gardens for hands on hive experience.  We will start promptly at 5:30 and end at 6:15 and cover opening a hive, hive inspections and what to look for.  The LOCATION is off of Larsen Road, the west Botanic Garden gated entrance across from NWTC. Look for BCBA posted signs.   Please park in the NWTC parking lot and use the crosswalk to the gated entrance across the street..   Walk down the path…

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Monthly Meeting-June 2019

June 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Green Bay Botantial Garden, 2600 Larsen Rd
Green Bay, WI 54303 United States
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EDUCATION TOPIC: Two education topics. 1) Mite Monitoring and Control. Last month we covered how to do a mite check. Tonight we why monitoring is needed, how frequently to check, and different methods of control. If mite the population in your hive is not controlled not only is your hive threatened but other hives in the area can be affected. 2) Master Gardner, Dave Haupt will talk about "Growing flowers best suited for pollinators and in particular Honey Bees". His…

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July 2019

Annual Picnic 2019

July 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ashwaubomay Park, 2881 S Broadway Dr
Green Bay, WI 54304 United States
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The picnic is open to all club members, potential members, and family and friends. Dick (dick.sturm.menasha@gmail.com) and Carol Sturm (critrcre8r@gmail.com) are coordinating the picnic. The club is providing the meat and we are asking attendees to bring a dish to pass. Contact Dick or Carol with the dish you plan to bring. We have reserved Shelter #4 at Ashwaubomay Park in Ashwaubenon. The shelter is located adjacent to a playground and horse shoe pits. A couple of rules to keep…

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