Ontario Finger Lakes Beekeepers Association

Helping the Honey Bee thru education of beekeeper and the public.

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Monthly Meetings

Monthly Meetings

Our monthly meetings are open to the public and are free to attend. We often have guest speakers at our meetings that cover a wide range of topics. They are held at 7pm the second Monday of every month at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center, Building 5 Auditorium, 400 Fort Hill Avenue Canandaigua, NY 14424. Club officers meet prior to the meeting to review club business, this is open to the general membership. All presenters and announcements must meet with club officers 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting to review their message and approve it.

 

Directions - Click here.

Fort Hill Avenue runs east off from Main St/Rte 332. It is a T intersection. There is a light at the intersection which is normally a flashing Yellow unless traffic is coming out of Fort Hill onto 332 or Traffic coming South on 332 is turning left into Fort Hill. Once you have turned east onto Fort Hill go all the way to the end and you will go through the gates into the VA grounds. Fort Hill ends in the VA. As you come through the gates bear to your right and Building 5 will be on your left with parking on the right. Park and walk over to the building. The entrance to the building is on the western end.

From time to time, the Auditorium is booked and we must go to the pavilion on the VA's grounds. Click here for directions to that.

Agenda

We will be following a new meeting outline starting January 2013. Club officers meet prior to the meeting to review club business, this is open to the general membership. All presenters and announcements must meeting with club officers 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting to review their message and approve it. Below is a sample of the meeting outline that will be followed.

7pm - 7:20pm

  1. Open floor for Problems/Issues/Concerns/Questions/Comments on your bees.
  2. Review of any important items from Officers meeting as well as general announcements.
  3. Other announcements by non-officer members and other interests. These need to be approved by officers 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.
  4. Open floor for Questions/Comments/Suggestions/Ideas related to club business.
  5. Announce upcoming events.

7:20pm - 8:20 pm

Main Topic to be presented, Outside Speaker or Workshop will take place during this time.

8:20pm - 8:50pm

Show & Tell, which theme will be announced and related to time of year. All members are encouraged to look at the list of topics and see where they can share something, whether it is something you do or make, an item you purchased that is good or bad and or a practice you do, all that is related to that months theme.

Upcoming Speakers and Topics

Meetings:

September : 9/12/16

  • Speaker is: Mark Fiegal
  • Show and tell: TBC

October : 10/10/16

  • Speaker is: TBD
  • Show and tell: TBD

November: 11/14/16

  • Speaker is: TBD
  • Show and tell: Wrapping hives.

December:  12/12/16

  • Speaker is: Paul Kelly
  • Show and tell: Winter Feeding and Feeders.

January:  1/9/17

  • Speaker is: TBD
  • Show and tell: Taking Samples, sending them in.

February:  2/13/17

  • Speaker is: TBD
  • Show and tell:

March:  No Meeting Due to Geneva Bee Conference on 3/18/17.

  • Speaker is: No Meeting.
  • Show and tell: No Meeting.

April:  4/10/17

  • Speaker is: TBD
  • Show and tell: Splits & Swarm Prevention.

May:  5/8/17

  • Speaker is: TBD
  • Show and tell: Swarm Catching / Extractions.

June:  6/12/17

  • Speaker is: TBD
  • Show and tell: Honey Extraction / Processing, Bees Wax, Other Hive Products.

July:  7/10/17

  • Speaker is: TBD
  • Show and tell: Hive Treatments, Mite Counts.

August:  NO MEETING DUE TO HAVING OUR PICNIC

  • Speaker is: TBD
  • Show and tell: