Monday, January 26, 2015

ECWBA Newsletter January 2015

ECWBA Meeting Schedule 2015
February 21, 2015.  Location will be the Ripon Public Library, downstairs in the Silver Creek Room.  Start time is 9:30 am.
April 11, 2015 (???).  Location will probably be Fond du Lac.
May/June 2015.  Field day?  Location to be determined.
September, 2015.  Location will probably be Ripon.

February 2015 Meeting
The February meeting will be an open discussion format.  There will be a short business meeting with discussion following.  Probable topics will include getting started for beginners, spring survival, ordering bees, etc.

Memberships for 2015
The membership dues are $5.00 for a one year membership.  One membership entitles the member(s) to receive the newsletter, to vote on officer elections and organizational business issues, and to hold a position as an officer.  A membership may include more than one person (e.g. husband/wife, parent/child, etc.), but only one newsletter will be sent out and only one vote may be cast per membership.

ECWBA Library
The ECWBA maintains a library from which members can check out beekeeping books.  Andy Krueger has been doing a great job as our association librarian.  If you have ECWBA books, please bring them back so we can keep those books circulating.  If you are exploring something new in beekeeping, the library probably has a book or DVD for you to check out.  This is a valuable resource – use it to your advantage!!!

Beekeeping Notes:
Secure an order of package bees or nucs for spring delivery.  It’s best to order early to assure that you’ll be able to get bees.
Now is a good time to plan and purchase equipment for 2015.  This gives you plenty of time to assemble and paint any new hive components.
Best of Beekeeping,
Jeff Champeau ECWBA President

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