History of Club Programs

PWRBA History of Club Programs

2014

January           Elections,

March              Business Meeting, German Perilla, Stingless Bees and Honey of the Amazon

May                  Business Meeting, Swarm Catching (Dave Wright)

August             PW County Fair Bee Booth and Honey Show

August             Beekeeping Through the Camera Lens (Simon Croson, The Artisan Honey Company, co sponsored with George Mason University)

August              Fall Management (Mike Blythe and Karla Eisen)

September       Business Meeting, Potluck Dinner, Honey Tasting, and the Emergency Assistance for Livestock (ELAP) Program (Ken B., Farm         Service Agency, Warrenton), Western PW Farm Tour Bee Outreach

2013

January          Pot luck Dinner

Feb.                Int. Beekeeping Seminar Nucs: How to (Karla Eisen)

March             Winter into Spring Management (Karla Eisen)

April                Intermediate Seminar- Requeening (Bill Bundy)

May                Preparing Honey for Show (Whitney Long)

July                Club Picnic

August            PW County Fair Bee Booth and Honey Show; Refresher class- Fall Management (Mike Blythe)

Sept.               Bayer Bee Health Program; Western PW Farm Tour Bee Outreach

Oct.                Farm Field Days Outreach

2012

January         Beekeeping in the Amazon, Peru (German Perilla)

Feb.              Refresher class Winter into Spring Management (Karla Eisen)

March           Certified Naturally Grown Program for Beekeepers (Johnathan Duffy)

May              Beltsville “Bee Lab” with Dr. Ryan Schwarz; Special Class- Queen Rearing All Day Class and Field (Mike Church)

July              Michael Bush (co sponsored with BANV); Club Picnic

August         PW County Fair Bee Outreach Booth and Honey Show; Refresher class Fall Management (Miss Kristin G.)

Sept.            Member Gadget Night (Membership- a smashing success!); PW Farm Tour Bee Outreach Booth

Oct.             Farm Field Days Outreach

Nov.             Beltsville Bee Lab- Dr. Ryan Swartz

2011

January       Snowed out!

Feb.             Int. Seminar- The Nuts and Bolts of Nucs and Splits (Pat and Jim Haskell)

March          A Comparison of Honey Bee Colony Strength and Survivability between Nucleus and Package Started Colonies

                   Backyard Queen Rearing (Erin Forbes, Overland Apiary, ME, Maine)

April            Int. Seminar- The Sustainable Apiary (Mike Palmer, French Hill Apiaries, VT.)

May            Backyard Queen Rearing with Nicot or Jenter (Don Heishman)

July            Club Picnic

August        PW Fair Outreach Bee Booth

Sept           PW Farm Tour Outreach Bee Booth;Honey Tasting & SARE Results- “Promoting Sustainable Beekeeping through Local Production of Nucs“ (Karla Eisen)

Oct.           Farm Field Days Outreach

Nov.           Queen of the Sun movie presentation

August       Refresher Class Fall Management, (Karla E.).

2010

January      Honey Tasting

Feb.           Int Seminar Spring Management- (Karla Eisen)

March        Swarm Catching and Bee Extractions- (Mike and Tina Kestner)

April           Int. Seminar Swarm Management- (Bill Bundy (LBA)

May           Club Business, Committees, & Networkin;  Int. Seminar Queen Rearing- (Keith Fletcher)

June          Int. Seminar Honey Harvest and Extraction- (Pat and Jim Haskell);Int. Seminar Overwintered Nucs – (Karla Eisen and                    John Strecker)

July           Picnic

August       PW Fair Outreach Bee Booth

Sept.         Planting for Bees- (Louise Edsall);PW Farm Tour Outreach Bee Booth

Nov.            Observation Hives (Dr. Frank Linton)

2009

January        Pollen Nation movie

March          Spring Management – (Keith Fletcher and Karla Eisen) & Bee Club Committee Structure

April & May  (SARE) Making Nucs- (Karla, John, and Keith)

May             Sister Bee Movie; (SARE) Queen Rearing Class and Field- (Keith Tignor and Dr. Rick Fell (VT)

July             Fall Management- (Keith Fletcher)

September   Keith Tignor- State Apiarist

Sept            PW Tour Outreach Bee Booth

November    Preparing for the Honey Show- (Bob Wellemeyer- Regional Bee Inspector, Honey Judge & Owner of Windsong Apiaries)

2008

January       Pot Luck dinner

March          Honey Hunting in Nepal- movie

May             4 H 2BAB- (Brenda Kiessling)

June            Queen Rearing Class and Field – (Keith Tignor and Dr. Rick Fell)

September   Fall Management- (John Strecker) Introducing SARE; PW Farm Tour Outreach Bee Booth

November    Nucs – (John Fraser) & Rezoning Birefing (Karla and John)

 

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