Beekeeping 101 is an introductory class that explores the hobby of beekeeping.Topics include bee biology, bee behavior, siting a hive, acquiring bees, bee health, plants for your bees and early feeding for your bees. This informative class teaches you the basics to get
The CVBA Association, in partnership with Xcel Energy and Beaver Creek Reserve has implemented a youth scholarship program that aims to teach the responsibility and joys of keeping bees at a significantly reduced cost to new beekeepers. The scholar will receive the
The monthly meetings have resumed. As always we will meet the second Sunday of each month. They will be held at 2 pm in the basement of the WWIB Radio building. For those who do not wish to attend in person, we
Given the guidelines set forth by Chippewa County, we are able to meet this month! As June is normally the month we meet at Beaver Creek and discuss all things hive related, we have decided to continue the tradition and have hive
For those interested in having hives at the CVCA, you may access the application form here! Overview of the apiary. Hives will be located in the red zone.
Chippewa Valley Beekeepers Invited to Participate in Community Apiary The Chippewa Valley Beekeepers Association, in partnership with Xcel Energy and Beaver Creek Reserve, is offering plots for area beekeepers in a new community apiary in the town of Hallie in Chippewa County.
In January, the association decided to put out a survey asking beekeepers about their honey sales. The survey was to apply only to non wholesale sales. If you would like to take the survey, you may do so here. Association members may
As we welcome in the new year, it would seem there isn’t much to do concerning beekeeping. This is far from the case. With the unseasonably warm weather we have been having now would be a great time to take a quick
So all honey is off, the girls been treated for mites, and you are ready to tuck the hives in for the winter… now what?!? Winter prep in this area involves several steps. Wind Break – try to set up a wind