Welcome All Beekeeping Enthusiasts
Welcome to the Treasure Valley Beekeepers Club of Idaho.
The Treasure Valley Beekeepers Club provides a great opportunity for everyone with an interest in bees to come & gather great resources and knowledge about the honeybee. Practical knowledge, workshops and demonstrations are provided throughout the year. At every meeting, we discuss important bee topics, along with a Q & A with experienced beekeepers. Everyone is welcome! To become a club member, come to any meeting to sign up. Dues are $10.00/yr or $15.00 for a family/yr. If you can't make our next meeting; you can download, print, fill out and mail in our registration form. The mailing address is located on the form.
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Our most recent meeting was at The Honey Store in Fruitland, ID, on Saturday, April 16, 2016, which was "Nuc Pick-Up Day." Lessons from the Masters began @ 9 am. Many thanks to Shilo, Nick, Josh, Debbie, Tony and Family for hosting another great outing. The BEST!
Regular Club meetings continue at the IOA Hall on May 17, 2016.
We meet the third Tuesday of most every month (unless we have a field trip, a Pub Swarm, etc.) at 6:30 pm, in Boise at:
401 Brazil St. (off Sunrise Rim, near Vista and I-84)
Please bring your own drinks.
Need Hive Components Fast?
Mike Morrison has a list of equipment that you can purchase locally and avoid shipping charges. Please see the following list for what he has available and his contact info:
Foothills Learning Center
The TVBC has partnered with the Foothills Learning Center to provide educational opportunities about the Apis mellifera (honey bees) for the public. We have a bee yard on the grounds used for the Honey Bee Apprentice Program taught each year for new beekeepers. Please visit their website for all classes available at the Foothills Learning Center.
YOUR TVBC OFFICERS
President/(Queen Bee) – Karla Kimball
Vice-President – Joyce Gebhardt
Treasurer/Keeper of the Envelope – Rena
Secretary/Working Drone – Ken Sonnen
Past-President – Chad Dickinson
Committee Positions: Volunteers (no vote necessary)
Web Queen Chair – MJ Oresik
Web Assistant Drone - Chad Dickinson
Community Education Chair - Terry Fackrell
Plans Club education - Bug Days, Western Idaho
Fair, community appearances by Club members, etc.
Special Projects – Carole Kanizar & Steve Sweet
Foothills Learning Center Activities, National Honey
Bee Day, the occasional "Drink the Kool-Aid"
Sessions ;^) and the Winter Hobbyist Session.
What Should a Beekeeper be Doing Now?
Like last month, the overriding objective is for all colonies to be queen-right, healthy, and well-fed so they can build up to maximum populations for the onset of the major nectar flow. The major nectar flow begins in most areas by late May.
The above information was excerpted from the Oregon State Beekeepers Association webpage, found at: http://www.orsba.org/htdocs/home.php (June 2, 2012). The Treasure Valley Beekeepers Club extends a special thanks to Todd Balsiger, Forest Grove, OR for permission to post this information.
Treasure Valley Beekeepers Club
PO Box 5066
Boise, ID 83705-0066