January Meeting Reminder & Agenda

Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association Monthly Meeting
Monday January 11, 2016 at 6:30pm

​REMINDER: ​
RPBBA Monthly Meetings (at Rockwood Park Nature Center at 6:30 PM, every 2nd Monday of the month):

​January​ 11, 2016:

​*​RPBBA President Rick Tuohy

​* ​RPBBA Communications Director – ​Jill Reid – Our Website, Facebook Page & Group, Email and PayPal Tools

​​*Education Moments​
– Wilhelm Gollub –
“What Should I be doing the rest of this Month and for next Month”

​* ​Hardware Show & Tell – Kristi and ​Harlan

​* ​Beekeepers Show-n-​S​ell! Talented RPBBA members ​may​ show ​and sell ​their Bee-Wares to other members​ and visitors​ such as soap, lip balm, candles, pottery, etc.​ before and after our meeting​.

See you there!

Paul

On behalf of your 2016 Officers

President – Richard Tuohy

VP – Paul Edens

Secretary – Jody Conway

Treasurer – Theo Hartmann

Christmas Party and meeting notice

Just a reminder, instead of a ‘regular business meeting’ the Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association will have its annual ChristmasParty this month! If you have not yet joined the club, this would be a great opportunity to do so and meet members in a fun social setting. Membership dues are $15 per family and are good for an entire year.

Date: Monday, December 14, 2015

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Rockwood Park Nature Center (classroom)

Activities: Food, music, bee products and Reindeer games

Details:

  • Food – Drinks will be provided, but please bring a side dish to share. Please no alcohol.
  • Bee Products: RPBBA members who have ‘Bee Products’ for Sale (cosmetics, soap, candles, etc.) are urged to bring their wares for display and sale. Help other members get some genuine, local beewares for stocking stuffers.
  • Reindeer games – some planned group activities for those who wish to participate, such as:
  • Christmas Sweater Contest; a panel of judges will award prizes for the most unique, interesting, and or tacky Christmas Sweater or T-Shirt
  • Two Truth & A Lie; members who participate tell the group two truths and a lie, then other members have to guess which is which.
  • Prize raffles
  • Yankee Swap Gift Exchange; member, who want to participate, must bring a wrapped ~$10 gift (no labels) and a fun time occurs when the gifts are swapped back and forth. Game rules can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04AjQ4tzZ7c

So come and have a great holiday time….I hope to see everyone there.

Russ Lescault, VP

P.S.

January meeting is on January 11th at 6:30 pm.

Topic – Beekeeping Hardware (maintenance and assembly)

RPBBA Meeting Reminder

REMINDERS/AGENDA for RPBBA Monthly Meetings (at Rockwood Park Nature Center at 6:30 PM, every 2nd Monday of the month):

October 12, 2015:

· RPBBA Updates

· Education Moments

· Top Bar Hives (Pros and Cons) – Instructor Rob Wokaty

November 9, 2015

· RPBBA Updates

· Christmas Party Sign-up

· New Board member nominations

· Education Moments

· Topics of Interest for Beekeepers – Instructor Keith Tignor, Apiarist for the Commonwealth of Virginia

I hope to see everyone there!

Russ Lescault, VP

Upcoming Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association Monthly Meeting

REMINDERS/AGENDA for RPBBA Monthly Meetings (at Rockwood Park Nature Center at 6:30 PM, every 2nd Monday of the month):

September 14, 2015:

· RPBBA Updates & Picnic Recap

· Constitution/Bylaws Discussion

· Education Moments

· Beekeepers Show-n-Tell! Talented RPBBA members (Richard Tuohy, Sharon DeRigo, Alan Johnson, Stephanie Webber, Rob Wokaty, Jennifer Ambs, Vikki Davis & Karen Abel) will show their Bee-Wares to other members such as making soap, lip balm, candles, pottery, mead, etc.

October 12, 2015:

· RPBBA Updates

· Education Moments

· Top Bar Hives (Pros and Cons) – Instructor TBA

November 9, 2015

· RPBBA Updates & Christmas Party Sign-up

· Education Moments

· Topics of Interest for Beekeepers – Instructor Keith Tignor, Apiarist for the Commonwealth of Virginia

I hope to see everyone there!

Russ Lescault, VP

No Meeting this month

Hello folks – this is just a friendly reminder that there is NO meeting this month – instead we will be having a member picnic later this month.  If you are a member, but haven’t yet received your invitation, please let me know.

Also, please enjoy this video montage of the Honeybee Festival: