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
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
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.
The annual winter kill survey went out to our members, and with 27 respondents thus far, here is the results of the survey. The preferred method of overwintering (66.7%) was 2 deep Langstroth boxes. Insulation of some kind was used for all
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
Welcome to the new website for the Chippewa Valley Beekeepers Association. We will be updating and adding new content often, so feel free to comment and leave any suggestions you may have for possible future implementation.