About our meetings...
2017 (General Meeting format)- The meeting usually starts promptly at 7pm. The president chairs the meeting.
With each new president, the flow of the meeting varies somewhat. A typical meeting would spend 5 or 10 minutes for
greetings and announcements. Then have a discussion generally prompted by member questions or ongoing hive problems.
We may have discussions of upcoming association events. at some point we usually have a break then have a presentation of
some sort following the break. The presentations are typically an hour or less
and the meeting usually ends before 9pm. When we are organized, we post the presenter and topic on the website.
After the meeting, some leave quickly and others stick around to ask and answer questions or trade stories and tales.
The general membership meeting is open to all members, guests, and visitors. If you are interested in beekeeping
or want to talk with a beekeeper, please stop by a meeting. Please check the news and events page for presentation
topics and times for all of the meetings.
From April through September there are also be events at the apiary prior to the general meetings.
These may be formal demonstrations, apiary tasks looking for volunteer assistance, questions answered, or "I don't know, lets look
in a hive to find out' sessions. Please check the news and events page
for more details on these events. It may be a challenge to get us out of the apiary and up to the meeting room for for
the meeting to start.
Board Meetings- The Board meetings are open to all members.
The focus of these meetings are to take care of the business end of the association,
committee tasking, and planning for the association activities and events. Once word gets out
as to the material discussed at these meetings, I would expect more than
just officers and committee members to start showing up. Just hearing on
what is currently happening with the association apiary makes this meeting worth attending.
Picnic In August the general meeting is held as a summer potluck picnic,
location and actual time to be determined when the time gets close. In December
the Association hosts the annual dinner meeting at a
restaurant in conjunction with the popular annual WSBA
Generally about 25-40 members are in attendance as
well as a couple of visitors. As expected, spring meetings are a bit more crowded than fall meetings. Guests and prospective
members are most welcome to drop in on any meeting.
Regular membership dues are (Reduced to $20 from $24 starting 2015) per year.
If you require assistance with directions to get to
the meeting location or general questions abount the meetings
please contact one of our officers or board members.
Map of the meeting location: