2016 West Sound Beekeepers Association Presents: Michael Palmer and The Sustainable Apiary Oct 22, 2016 10:00 AM

This is a rare opportunity in the Pacific Northwest to hear from a renowned beekeeper, Michael Palmer. He will spend 4 hours with us talking about building and maintaining a sustainable apiary, swarms, bee genetics, queen rearing and overwintering nucs. Don't worry, there will be plenty of opportunity for questions and answers. The venue is Central Kitsap High School in Silverdale WA (Just across the street from Stedman Bee Supply) so there will be plenty of parking and easy access.

Visit brownpapertickes.com for Tickets and registration information

If you are new to beekeeping and unfamiliar with Michael Palmer, here is a link to to a youtube video of a presentation he gave at the national honey show in 2013: Michael Palmer youtube video
2016 Monthly - Regular West Sound Beekeepers Association meetings are at 7:00p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at Stedman's Bee Supplies located at 3763 NW Anderson Hill Road, Silverdale, Washington. (The August meeting takes the form of a picnic and the December meeting takes the form of a dinner party.) The planned presentations so far are (modified 10/31/15):

  • 2016 meetings coming up
  • Sat Aug 20 Noon til 4pm - Picnic (no presentation)
  • Tue Sep 20 7pm - Presentation by Teen Grant Recipient
  • Tue Oct 18 7pm - Annual Meeting (Elections, Budget Approval)
  • Tue Nov 15 7pm -
  • Tue Dec 20 6pm - Dinner (Potluck Dinner/Auction/Party)..oh yea...Silverdale United Methodist Church 9982 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale, WA

2016 WSBA Board Meetings are at 6:00p.m. on the 1st Tuesday of every month at Stedman's Bee Supplies located at 3763 NW Anderson Hill Road, Silverdale, Washington. The 2016 scheduled Board Meetings for WSBA are listed below: All members are invited to attend the board meetings, participate in the discussions to help steer the association's activities and events in a direction you would like to see it go. If you have grand ideas or plans or simply have some time to kill, please stop by. If you do not have grand ideas but have some time, the board might be able to find some fun or exciting tasks to send your way.

  • Tue, Sep 6 6:00pm Board Meeting ()
  • Tue, Oct 4 6:00pm Board Meeting (prep for elections/next budget)
  • Tue, Nov 1 6:00pm Board Meeting ()
  • Tue, Dec 6 6:00pm Board Meeting ()
Summer Picnic... Sat Aug 20 , 2016
Summer potluck Picnic... Sat Aug 20 , 2016 Noon til 4pm at Stedmans. Located under the large trees in field in the back. On hot days, there is shade and a nice breeze.
Look for more details in the August Newsletter.
Find us at the Kitsap Fair... Aug 24-28, 2016
We have a booth located with the Master Gardeners in the Presidents Hall.
We will have an observation hive as well as a couple tables filled with information. We hope to have the booth staffed with at least two members at all times. If you are a member and have time, please help us staff the booth and answer questions and talk about bees. If you happen to visit the fair, please stop by the booth and talk to the beekeeper(s) staffing the booth. If you are not a member but have an interest in becoming a beekeeper, please stop by the booth and find out what it is all about.
Introduction to Beekeeping - 2 hour class... Sept 10, 2016
Are you thinking about getting a hive of Honeybees? Maybe you would like better pollination for your garden and orchard or maybe you want to produce honey from your back yard. Perhaps you have a fascination with life and stewardship of creatures you don't fully understand? Or maybe you have been reading about the health benefits of pollen, honey, propolis, bee venom, and want to start up your own personal research. There are many reasons to get bees. Getting started can be a little overwhelming as there are many conflicting and confusing sources of information available. Hopefully, we can add some clarity and enable you to turn that idea into a reality. In 2 hours we will not cover everything but you will have a good feel for what you are getting into with keeping honeybees. Time:Sat. Sept 10, 2016 10am til noon. Location: Stedman Bee Supplies, 3763 NW Anderson Hill Road, Silverdale. Cost: $10 per individual or family. Registration: sign up at the Fair, the august meeting, or contacting the president of wsba
  • Bee life cycle and hive life cycle
  • Clothing, hive types and hive tools
  • First year in the apiary
  • Beginning classes, hands on instruction, learning.
  • Beekeeping costs
  • Recommendations for beginning.
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