Hive-Side Chat

Main Library

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  • Hive-Side Chat

Salt Lake City's Beekeeper, Frank Whitby, will discuss the life of bees and the process of urban beekeeping. This monthly conversation presents the opportunities for local beekeepers to meet and discuss issues related to the hobby, which continues to grow in popularity.

The 2014 schedule of general themes for monthly discussion is as follows:

Tue, Jan 14 • Winter in the hive and gearing up for spring
Tue, Feb 11 • Planning for spring and ordering package bees
Tue, Mar 11 • Preparing the apiary for spring, checking for winter losses
Tue, Apr 8 • Package installation and hive inspections
Tue, May 13 • Hive inspections, honey production and swarming
Tue, Jun 10 • Honey production and pollination
Tue, Jul 8 • Hive maintenance in hot weather
Tue, Aug 12 • Hot weather and the honey harvest
Tue, Sep 9 • Bottling honey, planning for winter
Tue, Oct 14 • Winter survival checks
Tue, Nov 11 • No Hive-Side Chat due to Veteran's Day closure
Tue, Dec 9 • Closing up the hive for winter
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Location: Main Library, Level 5

Contact Information: 801-524-8200