COVID-19 UPDATE: We are as of March 12, 2021 now resuming meetings on the 3rd Thursday of each month as our default meeting time/date (except when otherwise noted below or on our Facebook). Our permanent meeting place: Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council with parking in the overflow grass parking lot very close to our Edison Ford Estates club apiary. New COVID-19 Rules are now in place by the facility management but are more relaxed in that we no longer must get each meeting approved. MEETINGS HAVE RESUMED
Starting in 2022 we will be meeting on the 3rd Thursday. Check Facebook and this website for updates. All subsequent meetings will also be on 3rd Thursday of the month: 5/19/22 | 6/16/22 | 7/21/22 | 8/18/22 | etc. at our usual time: 6:30 pm start to adjourn (around 8:30ish). APIARY or FIELD meetings: will be announced at the regular business meeting where sign-up is required. Field/Apiary Meetings are reserved for members in good standing and who have signed up at the business meeting just prior to the scheduled field meeting (Unless approved otherwise by the Apiary Chairman, President, and/or Apiary land owner).
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JULY MEETING IS:
Thursday, July 21, 2022
Beekeeper Helpline, Potluck SNACKS: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
New and Experienced beekeepers helping each other with questions, quandaries, and other beekeeping related challenges... followed by our regular meeting (see below). Virginia is not bringing snacks; however, Dennis will bring coffee and Virginia will bring cups, napkins, utensils. We encourage you to bring snacks if you wish... or if you are inclined to do more you can bring a potluck dinner dish (not required), but will not go to waste. :) NOTE: some members have expressed desire to bring more than snacks. You are more than welcome to bring potluck dinner sides (pizza, main or side dish)... not mandatory, nor expected, but we will gladly accept your generosity.
Regular Meeting: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
JUNE EVENT, FIELD/APIARY MEETING, OR OTHER:
SIGN-UP MAY BE REQUIRED AT THURSDAY'S BUSINESS MEETING FOR LOCATION, INSTRUCTIONS, & OTHER PERTINENT DETAILS
APIARY MEETING (Outing/Field Day): Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 10:00 am
APIARY or FIELD meetings: Date, time, and location are announced here on website, also on Facebook, and finally at the regular business meeting where sign-up is often required. Field/Apiary Meetings are reserved for members in good standing (attending meetings, volunteering, dues paid, etc.) and who have signed up at the business meeting just prior to the scheduled field meeting (Unless approved otherwise by the Apiary Chairman, President, and/or Apiary land owner). Apiary location is only provided to those signed up and/or approved/confirmed as eligible to attend. Apiary location will not be made available here (on website) nor will it be provided on social media (Facebook). Please protect the privacy of the apiary location and only share with other members only.
May's Meeting Frame Assembly Workshop
Workshop (Frame Assembly using Frame Assembly Jig) and Meeting went well on Thursday, May 19, 2022. Dennis handed out plans for one of the many frame assembly jigs similar to the one he uses and also similar to the one demonstrated at this workshop. Following the business meeting he spoke a little on foundationless frames (handout for notebooks were passed out to members). Marc was out of town, but we have planned an apiary hands-on day in apiary and we will also assemble supers and frames, swap out bottom boards, check on queens and colony progress on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 10:00 am (Marc should be back then). Check future Facebook posts and website often for updates. https://www.basfbees.org/frame-assembly.html
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