May 13 Meeting: Saturday 9-11 am

The May meeting is scheduled May 13 9-11 am at the Hamilton Assembly of God Church at 601 W Main Street in Hamilton.    Bring a non-perishable food donation to show appreciation for use of their facility.


  • I have bees, what do I do now???  
  • Swarm "prevention"
  • Splits
  • June plans.  Rather than a regular meeting, we'll be doing hive inspection visits at various locations and times.  If you'd like to sign up to have one at your location, I'll be sending out more details and talking about it at the meeting.
  • Time permitting, we'll split up into smaller groups with your mentors for easier group interaction.

If there is anything you'd like to add to the agenda, please fill out this quick form!

Nuc and Packages

For those of you who received nucs from Sunrise, I hope you were able to find some time to briefly check to see if the queen made it out of the cage.  With our cold weather, a full inspection to look for eggs and larvae may not be possible for a while, especially if you work and can only do this in the evenings, like me!   I have not yet been able to check my queen release within the 10 days of installing, but have heard from several people that all is going well in their colonies.  I hope you all have had more time than I have!

For those picking up packages on this Friday, April 28 either at Fort Missoula or my house..I see the forecast is for rain or snow :(  but don't worry!  Just get your bees installed ASAP and start feeding.  I'll likely be talking to each of you that are picking up bees and will be happy to answer any questions.

Mentor sign up

If you need help and want to get a mentor, please sign up at the bottom of the Mentor page.  We'll get back to you soon and put you in touch with a mentor in your area.