Harlan Vehrs, Past President and long time member of the St. Croix Valley Beekeepers Association recently passed away after an extended battle with cancer.
Harlan lived north of New Richmond and maintained as many as 600 hives.
His contributions to countless members and passion for beekeeping will not be forgotten.
Visitation is Friday November 15th from 5-7PM at Bakken-Young Funeral Home in New Richmond.
Funeral will be held at New Richmond United Methodist Church on Saturday November 16th at 11AM
A swarm of honeybees is a familiar sight in the spring and summer. There is no telling where a swarm might land. It could land on any convenient resting place: a bush, a tree branch, a lamppost, or patio furniture. Honeybee swarms cluster together for protection and warmth in a temporary resting place. In the center of this ball is their queen. The swarming bees do not stay there long. As soon as scout bees find a nice suitable and protected home, the swarm will be up and away. With the declining number of honeybees (and beekeepers), we want to help where we can. Below are telephone numbers and locations of members of the St. Croix Valley Beekeepers Association who will assist in honeybee swarm removal. We anticipate success in capturing these swarms to develop productive honey colonies which will continue to pollinate our environment Our members will make every effort to remove and take the honeybee swarm with them upon their visit. They will not remove embedded or permanent dwelling structures where honeybees have set up a home. Unless this member has bee vacuum equipment and is able to make the possible removal. An online search for “honey bee swarms” can provide more information. Thank you for your interest in saving a honeybee swarm.
Youth beekeepers can receive assistance via the youth mentor program.
Youth Beekeeping Program Applications
Due January 15th for current year!
Youth beekeeper winners receive the following:
An experienced adult beekeeper will provide mentoring and assistance for 2 years.
1-bee suit with veil and gloves
1-deep hive body with frames
1-medium honey super with frames
Our mission is to encourage and support local youths interested in becoming a beekeeper, giving them all the tools, skills, knowledge and experience to make it a life long passion. The young beekeeper will be loaned a hive with bees and proper protective equipment. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, FFA or 4-H members interested in this program are encouraged to apply.
Youth must be grades 6-11.
Applicant must complete and return all paperwork, including permission and agreement form signed by a parent or guardian.
The application with supporting documents can be e-mailed or hand delivered at an upcoming beekeepers mtg. See application below ↓
Join our club and enjoy access to : *Monthly Speakers *Tours *Beekeeping Assistance *Annual dues are $20/per year
Come to one of our meetings, it is always the 2nd Thursday of the month at Peace Lutheran Church. Meeting start time is 7:00 PM. Hive inspection (at the church) is always one hour earlier at 6:00 PM. Anyone is welcome to watch/learn.
2084 County Rd N, Baldwin, WI 54002