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Pierce County Beekeeping Association

Monthly Newsletter

December 2023 - Volume 29 - Issue 12

President's Corner

 

Happy Hollidays!!

As I reflect on this past year, I am overwhelmed with gratefulness at all of the love, encouragement and support you have given out abundantly to myself, Kathleen and the rest of the board. We have had a spectacular year that would not have happened without you and all of your hard work and commitment to the bees, beekeeping and PCBA. I feel privileged to be working along side you and am honored that you have entrusted me with another year as president. 

ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD NEWS

Our next Board meeting is currently TBD.
All are welcome to join! Please contact me for location details @ 253-640-1615

Reminder to sign up for Beginner & Intermediate Classes on our Website
Classes start Jan 8th, 2024

2024 EVENTS & PROJECTS

Members, we need you! Pierce County Beekeepers Association couldn’t happen without you, our volunteers! Please sign up to help with the upcoming events. It is a great time to get to know other members and educate the community about the bees and what our organization is all about. Some of these events are fundraisers where we will be selling honey.

From brand new beekeeper to experienced beekeeper, you have a place at our table! You pick your comfort level, from selling the honey/ raffle tickets to just talking about bees. Come and join the fun!!
 

HERE IS A LINK TO OUR 2024 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Important dates in 2024

Wax Melting Workshop #1 will be on January 13th at 11:00am - Meet at the Club Apiary 

Wax Melting & Forming Workshop #2 will be on February 24th at 11:00am - Meet at the Club Apiary

Install Ground Cloth in Club Apiary on March 16th at Noon - Meet at the Club Apiary

Honey House Scrub Down and Painting on April 20th 9:00am - Meet at the Honey House

Spring Fair on April 11th-14th & again on April 18th -21st - Will need Volunteers - Puyallup Fair Grounds
Silent auction - May 6th, 2024 - Allmendinger Center

Picnic in July - July 20th - Allmendinger Center

Pierce County Fair - Aug 8th - Aug 11th - Puyallup Fair Grounds

Washington State Fair - August 30th - Sept 22nd - Will need Volunteers - Puyallup Fair Grounds

Elections in November on Nov 4th - Allmendinger Center

Holiday Party on December 2nd - Allmendinger Center 

Honey House Scrub Down

April 20th, 2024 @ 9am

Our Honey House is ready for a facelift! Come help us give the Honey House a Deep Scrub inside and outside, sand down the counters & repaint them as well as decorate. To join this list, please provide your Full Name, Address, Contact Information (email and phone number) & Notes/Information to Kathleen Clerc vp@pcbeekeepers.org

Garden Committee

Join our newly formed Garden Committee and be a part of the development of the Pollinator Garden. Currently this project is on pause as we negotiate for a different plot locations. The sites that we were provided are not feasible for a garden unfortunately. To join this list, please provide your Full Name, Address, Contact Information (email and phone number) & Notes/Information to Kathleen Clerc vp@pcbeekeepers.org 

Hive Host & Beekeeper List

We would like to build a list of those who have properties in which they are aiming to host hives on, as well as beekeepers who would like to service hives on host properties. To join this list, please provide your Full Name, Address, Contact Information (email and phone number) & Notes/Information to Kathleen Clerc vp@pcbeekeepers.org

Donation & Fundraising Committee
Help us to be involved in our community in a big way! To join this list, please provide your Full Name, Address, Contact Information (email and phone number) & Notes/Information to Kathleen Clerc vp@pcbeekeepers.org

Monthly Meeting Information

Monday, January 8th, 2024

Beginners Classes Begin
Intermediate Classes Begin 

Sign up for Beginner & Intermediate Classes on our Website

WSU Puyallup Research & Extension Center

D.F. Allmendinger Center

2606 W Pioneer Ave, Puyallup, WA 98371

Apiary Day & Workshop Information

 

January 13th @ 11am - Wax Melting Workshop - Meet at Club Apiary

February 24th @ 11am - Wax Melting & Forming Workshop - Meet at Club Apiary

 WSU Puyallup Research & Extension Center

D.F. Allmendinger Center

2606 W Pioneer Ave, Puyallup, WA 98371

  

Please keep an eye on our Facebook Group to keep up with any updates on what is planned for the next upcoming, including estimated times and lesson plan. Contact Kathleen Clerc vp@pcbeekeepers.org with any questions. 

General Meeting Minutes 

[CLICK HERE]

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253-588-7033, 253-370-0842

 robbinslh@aol.com

Beekeeping supplies, bees, honey

5 frame nucs

 

Dolce Bella Bees

Alisa Shorey 

253-380-2327

 Andy 

253-683-0789/ 253-380-2327

Bee packages and queens

 

The Woodland Hearth 

Mary Dempsey

Hyperlocal and Creamed Honey

Soap and other home and body products

Thewoodlandhearth.com

253-640-1615


 Dr. D’s bees

Dennis Carlson

Local Honey

253-335-5663

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