AUGUST 2022

Beekeepers of the Bitterroot will be holding our regular monthly meeting on

Monday AUGUST 8th 6pm to 8pm at the Mosaic Church at 206 W Main in Hamilton 2 doors west of the

Naps Restaurant.  

Canned food donations are graciously accepted as a thank you for allowing us to use the church for our meetings.

Topics that will be covered this month are as follows:
 

                                         -Pulling Honey
                                         -Extraction
                                         -Getting hives ready for winter
                                         -Details about the Ravalli County Fair


We will have a few books from a former beekeeper/club member for sale at a significant discount from new.  Take a look.


We hope to see you on Monday. 
If you are interested in entering honey in the fair or in helping out at the booth

I am including the following information from Tracie Norman:


Ravalli County Fair - August 31 to Sept 3 (Wednesday thru Saturday).

ENTRIES

Link to Fair Book: 

https://ravalli.us/583/Fair-Book

Link to the Agriculture section - Honey is Department 7
https://ravalli.us/DocumentCenter/View/7284/Pages-20-24---Agriculture

 

Link to enter online:  
https://ravalli.fairwire.com/login.aspx


Entries due NO LATER than Friday, August 12 at 5 PM.  Enter for each category you may possibly have an entry for.  Be unrealistic. No cost to enter.   

You will need to pick up your entry tags prior to drop off - either the week before or on the day of...they are normally handed out in the building just north of the fairgrounds office. 


Drop off entries on Sunday, August 28 -at Ag building 12 PM - 7 PM.   


Honey is part of Agriculture - page 20-24 (of electronic format) -  Dept 7

Read the instructions. NO LABELS with name/company on any jars.   1 pt. = 1 pint, meaning traditional canning jar.  

Department 7
Division A
Class 1:  Extracted Honey - MUST USE JAR PROVIDED - AVAILABLE AT FAIR OFFICE OR BEEKEEPER MEETING

Division H
Class 1: Honey for Taste only - MUST USE BLACK JAR - AVAILABLE AT THE FAIR OFFICE OR BEEKEEPER MEETING


OBSERVATION HIVE - TALKING TO PEOPLE ABOUT HONEYBEES, EXPLAINING WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE OBSERVATION HIVE

Volunteers needed for the Observation Hive display in the Agriculture building at the Fair!!   In order to obtain a fair ticket for "free" admission to the fair, you must commit to a 4 hour shift or a combination of 4 hours total on a particular day.  Times are flexible but the schedule "sign up" I created as a basic guide for what has worked in the past. (Let me know if you need to split a shift - 2-4 and 6-8 for example. I will add that into the schedule.) It is nice to be able to cover every evening and all day Saturday.   Two people per shift is ideal.   


Online SignUP:  
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0548AEA92FA2FF2-beedisplay


If you have any questions or need more information, feel free to email: tracie.e.norman@gmail.com or call/text Tracie: 406.381.3053.  





Please check the club Facebook page or website for further information.


https://www.beekeepersofthebitterroot.org/
https://www.facebook.com/BeekeepersOfTheBitterroot/ 


Happy Beekeeping,
Andrea Sangster
Beekeepers of the Bitterroot