Scottville Beekeepers
of
Mason County




Sharing, mentoring, educating and helping each other for the sake of the bees!
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2017 Meeting Schedule

Our meetings bring together the wisdom of seasoned beekeepers as well as newbees just getting started and even those still in the phase of considering. All meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month and are free and open to the public, we look forward to you joining us!

Meeting Location
Thursday, February 16, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Welcome back all members to a new season; how fast it went! Forget that cabin fever and come on out to join us on Thursday, February 16 for the first meeting of the year.
What’s going on in the hive during the deep winter?
Do the bees need nourishment?
Newbee? Join us to get started with the right information
Meetings are on the third Thursday of the month at the Scottville Senior Center, 140 S. Main St.
PLEASE NOTE – New Time! At the Center’s request, meetings will now be held 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

You don’t need to be a beekeeper to attend – newbees and wannabees welcome!

Thanks so much! The year is already off and buzzing!
Lenny Feldberg
773-817-3181
ifneedbee@earthlink.net

Saturday, March 11, 10:00am – 4:00 pm
Topic:Bee School
Session will include detailed information needed to get started as a beekeeper in Michigan, including bee biology, equipment assembly demos and bee handling methodology.
Mason County Bee Supplies will be selling equipment and supplies during the day.
There is no charge for this class but your R.S.V.P is appreciated! Contact Lenny: ifneedbee@earthlink.net or 773-320-8828

Thursday, March 16, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Topic:TBA:

Thursday, April 20, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
TBA
Thursday, May 18, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
TBA
Thursday, June 15, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Topic:s:TBA
Sunday, July 16 at 1:00 pm
Hands-on Review:
Where we started and where we are now
(weather permitting)
Bring protective bee gear (a few hoods available)
Contact Lenny: 773-817-3181 or ifneedbee@earthlink.net

You bring your questions – they’ll be answered in this live demo
Inspection + Ready to Super? + Splits (even though it’s late)

Bill and Anne Mauer will be hosting this outdoor “classroom” in the midst of their sizeable apiary
4135 N. Peterson, Ludington *
Directions: from US 10, turn north onto Stiles Road. Travel about 2 miles to Victory and turn left (west).
Drive 2 miles to Peterson, turn left (south). They are the first house.
*Scottville Beekeepers brand new BANNER will be at the entrance to mark their drive!

Thursday, July 20, 6:30-8:30 pm
TBA
Regularly scheduled meeting.
* Ed Malkowski will at the Senior Center early (around 6 p.m.) to answer questions and talk bees before the meeting.

Thursday, August 17 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: Scottville Senior Center
Topic: Join us for this exciting meeting as we demonstrate how to harvest honey!
Thursday Septmeber 21st
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Scottville Senior Center

Topic: Preparing the hive for winter

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Scottville Senior Center

All meetings are FREE and all are welcome (kids too!!!)

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Scottville Senior Center

Topic: TBA