RPBBA Holiday Party and Pot Luck

Ho! Ho! Ho! Or should I say Buzz, Buzz, Buzz?

Time is rapidly approaching for the Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeeper’s Holiday Potluck. Instead of a regular monthly meeting, we get together in December to eat, drink, converse and exchange gifts. The party will be held at the nature center on December 9, 2019 at 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM).

Below is a form for signups and to let us know what food you will be bringing. Please complete the form so we can have a feel for the number of folks coming and the food that will be available. We ask that you consider bringing either entrees, side dishes or desserts. We usually are a little heavy on the desserts, but it is that time of year. Please bring a dish with enough food for you, your guest and four to five other people.

We will have a gift exchange. Gifts should be less than a $20 value. If the gift is beekeeping related, even better. Please bring the gift wrapped. The gift exchange will be a fun event with some stealing of gifts built into the game. Details will be revealed at the party.

We hope to see you there. This is a great time to just talk bees, have some delicious food and enjoy each other’s company. It is also a great time to show off those family recipes.

Reminder – we will close nominations for the Board of Directors at mid-night on December 2, 2019. If you want to participate at the club leadership level, you may nominate yourself or others. You can send me an email with your nomination (rockwood.beekeepers).

December notes:

Events to Watch for in the Hive – You should stay out of the hive this month. Make sure the entrance and ventilation holes are not blocked. Make sure the mouse guard is not chewed through. Plug any large holes in the brood boxes to prevent drafts.

Tasks to Be Performed – Read a good book on beekeeping; study the latest research reports on bee health. Review what worked well and what you might want to change next year. Request catalogs.

Full calendar can be found at https://buzzwordhoney.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Northern-Virginia-Honeybee-Annual-Cycle.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2SisVuCaMcUQ5Im3VylV94yLtAtYNHLZ_A1wU1W0uCjD533shCTLjONt0

I look forward to seeing you at the December party,

Don Osborne

Communications

Form for party attendance: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1aWT8TpWoXvOmdVMlsEhO43KeVzA-UpgmrFbCye2jHDc/edit