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February, 2023

Sunday
5
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The Beginner Beekeeper‘s Class One will cover: - Essential hive components and tools - Personal protective equipment - (PPE) styles and options - Apiary location considerations and safety - Equipment - obtaining, maintaining, storage - Time commitments - tending colonies, honey extraction, continuing education, etc. - Bee stings In addition, you will learn about hive components - their function and placement, how to place frames in a hive box, and practice other essential beekeeping tasks. There will be time to ask plenty of questions. When you register you will receive an email with additional information! We are excited that you want to keep bees! All Beginner Beekeeper’s classes are in person. This class is limited to 10 students and 2 instructors. . Approximate time for class - 3 hours If registration is full look for another class in the Event Calendar
Tuesday
7
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All New Beekeepers - just starting in 2023 or started in 2019/20 This is a meeting to bring your questions, concerns, and observations about your wintering colonies. And about Spring. Any topics or questions are welcome! There will be beekeepers from your area clusters, area coordinators, and MDBA board members to help answer your questions. Here is the complete Zoom Link: Meeting ID: 868 8805 7581 Passcode: 102088 One tap mobile +16699006833,,86888057581# US (San Jose) +16694449171,,86888057581# US Dial by your location +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 669 444 9171 US +1 719 359 4580 US +1 253 205 0468 US +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 386 347 5053 US +1 507 473 4847 US +1 564 217 2000 US +1 646 931 3860 US +1 689 278 1000 US +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 305 224 1968 US +1 309 205 3325 US +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 360 209 5623 US Meeting ID: 868 8805 7581 Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kgn6nXyug
Thursday
9
Pleasant Hill Community Center
7:00 PM
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MDBA General Meeting (Thursday, February 9, 2023). This is our Second General Meeting of 2023! Our General Membership meetings occur every 2nd Thursday of the month, 7PM to 9PM, doors open at 6:30PM. Come early to chat, meet beekeepers and find out about our bee club. Our meeting will be at the Pleasant Hill Community Center Pavilion where we will welcome our beekeepers back and meet new members of our bee club!
Friday
10
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This meeeting is to introduce the information about the Hub and to help people decide if they want to join our group for the 2023 Apprentice Beekeper Program. The discussion will be led by Peter Kritscher (Master Beekeeper) from MDBA and Kian Nikzad from UC Davis. Please bring your questions and concerns so we can discuss them.
Saturday
11
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Mark your calendar and bring your questions! Member Education invites you to participate via Zoom on Saturday, February 11, at 10:00AM to kick off the second mini bee day Zoom stream of the 2023 beekeeping season! Hosted by experienced MDBA beekeepers, this is your opportunity to: - Describe concerns / seek advice re: your colonies coming out of winter and transitioning into spring. - Follow up / expand on what‘s happening in your hive and how to be best prepared for swarm season as our colonies begin to grow. Special focus will be on new (years 1 - 4) beekeepers getting started. This mini bee day will be an open chat to help you prepare for swarm season. Remember: there is no stupid question when it comes to beekeeping! It‘s a continual learning process. Zoom Link and Details: Topic: MDBA 2023 February Mini Bee Day Time: Feb 11, 2023 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88676188360?pwd=T0xGR1VQUExUeHc0WjE4bDRYZkxyUT09 Meeting ID: 886 7618 8360 Passcode: 471434 One tap mobile +13462487799,,88676188360# US (Houston) +16694449171,,88676188360# US Dial by your location +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 444 9171 US +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 719 359 4580 US +1 253 205 0468 US +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 305 224 1968 US +1 309 205 3325 US +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 360 209 5623 US +1 386 347 5053 US +1 507 473 4847 US +1 564 217 2000 US +1 646 931 3860 US +1 689 278 1000 US Meeting ID: 886 7618 8360 Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kxme0p4XY
Thursday
16
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This is the monthly meeting of the MDBA board. All MDBA members are welcome to attend. Please let Jan Pinkerton Spieth know by email if you are planning to attend the Board Meeting. The zoom link will be posted closer to February 16.
Saturday
18
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The Beginner Beekeeper‘s Class One will cover: - Essential hive components and tools - Personal protective equipment - (PPE) styles and options - Apiary location considerations and safety - Equipment - obtaining, maintaining, storage - Time commitments - tending colonies, honey extraction, continuing education, etc. - Bee stings In addition, you will learn about hive components - their function and placement, how to place frames in a hive box, and practice other essential beekeeping tasks. There will be time to ask plenty of questions. When you register you will receive an email with additional information! We are excited that you want to keep bees! All Beginner Beekeeper’s classes are in person. This class is limited to 10 students and 2 instructors. . Approximate time for class - 3 hours If registration is full look for another class in the Event Calendar