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There will be an extraction party at Joel's on September 23rd. Come out and join us even if you don't have honey to extract. Time slots are available by request. We will be extracting from 10am until the last start at 7pm. Please call 906 250-2511 or email email@example.com let me know if you can come at anytime or if you need a certain time and I will do my best to schedule everyone in. It is recommended that you drop your honey frames off the evening before so they will be warm. Warm honey flows well, you will be able to get more from your frames. Please bring boxes in a container or box or bring newspaper to set them on. On the day of extraction bring either a food safe pale, containers, or jars. If you already own a filter bring that! Biscuits are always welcome! If you have any questions please call or email prior to the day of extraction. I do not get phone service at Joel's. 192 Kunde Rd, Skandia
Tonight's Superior Beekeeping Club meeting has been canceled. We have rescheduled the meeting for Tuesday, January 24th at 6 pm in the upstairs of the Ore Dock ...Brewing Company. The subject of the meeting will still be products from the hive other than honey. If you would like to share what your doing with your hive products please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave and Sue Payant brought 7 different flavors of honey back with them from a recent trip to France. We had a honey tasting contest at our annual fall potluck and here are the results
Answers to the "Flavors of France Honey Tasting Contest" are as follows:
2. mix w/ nuts
4. of the Forest
There was a 3 way tie for first place with 5 correct (Deb Rolig, Mo Striler and Julie Swanson). The winner was drawn from these three names and Mo Striler won a jar of Forest Honey from France.
Fall Harvest Honey Potluck, Auction and Movie
October 26th at 5:30pm in the downstairs of the Peter White library we will be having a potluck and movie. The movie will be one of three great bee movies either "More Than Honey" "Vanishing of the Bees" or "Queen of the Sun" Please bring a dish to pass honey related or not, and your table service, plate bowl fork spoon etc. David and Sue Payant will be hosting a French honey tasting contest with prizes. There is a beautiful framed bee print, a mead making kit, and other items for auction. If you have an item you would like to donate to the auction please bring it to the meeting. All proceeds from the auction pay for club related fees and expenses instead of club dues.
This Thursday February 11th from 11am to 12pm Joel will be doing a presentation on local UP wildflowers---- What can we do to help the bees and other pollinators? He will also show the brief (4 1/2 min) video "Witness" I am a beekeeper because:. This is being presented to the Cherry Creek garden community and it is open to the public.
The address is in Harvey just past the light on/at 201 Cherry Creek Rd directly across from Franco.
The February meeting has been moved to Monday February 15th at 6pm upstairs of the Ore Dock Brewery, due to the weather. Be safe and I hope to see you on Monday!
It is that time of year again! The Superior Beekeeping Club is happy to be holding not just one but two beekeeping 101's this year. So if you or someone you know is wanting to get into beekeeping or you need a refresher join us on one of the two dates. We will go over all the basics about honey bees and their roles in the hive, what woodenware to start with, how to get your bees and more. For all people looking to order bees through the club this year I will send out an email as soon as I get more info.
January 23rd at 10:30am at the Arts and Cultural Center located in the lower level of Peter White Library or
January 26th at 6pm at the Arts and Cultural Center located in the lower level of Peter White Library
Reminder that tomorrow night Dec 9th we will be meeting at the upstairs of the Ore Dock Brewing Co at 6:30 pm The main topic will be Wax rendering and ideas for what to do with it! I invite everyone that has made anything from the wax to please bring it to either talk about it or put it on display for the evening.
ATTENTION we will not be meeting at the Ore Dock at the regularly scheduled time in JANUARY. We will have more info as soon as it becomes available.
We will be having Beekeeping 101 classes in January. Please spread the word!
Superior Beekeeping Club
Serving the Upper Peninsula of Michigan