September Meeting: Honey Tasting + Mite Counts & OAV

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Pre-meeting presentation: 6-6:45 pm
Q&A session: 6:45-7 pm
Main meeting: 7-9 pm

The Point at C. C. Young, 4847 W. Lawther Dr., Dallas (map)

For our September meeting we have our annual honey tasting! Come join us for a taste; all are welcome. TVBA members are encouraged to bring a jar of their honey to share. We will be sampling honey from various hives and casting votes for crowd favorite. We will be measuring moisture content in all honey entries, and the crowd favorite will be getting a pollen analysis of their sample from Texas A&M on the club’s dime.

We are also lucky enough to have special guest Chef Graham Dodds joining us. Graham has been chef at Bolsa, Central 214, Hibiscus, and Wayward Sons, and has just recently become Culinary Director for The Statler Hotel, opening soon in downtown Dallas. He is not only an excellent chef noted for his farm-to-table approach and creative use of ingredients… he also has experience as a beekeeper! We are very excited to have him contributing his unique perspective to our event.

In addition to the honey tasting, we will have our “Bee Plant of the Month” presentation and our monthly “In the Hive”.

This month we will also have a free pre-meeting “Trophallaxis in the Theater” class on mite management, presented by TVBA members James Gluba and Ryan Giesecke. This class will detail how to take sugar roll mite counts to monitor the mite populations in your hives, as well as explaining oxalic acid vaporization as a means of treating a hive for mite infestation.

Want to help out at a meeting? We are always looking for folks to bring snacks and give brief talks on bee plants and books. Click here to see openings and sign up –> TVBA sign up lists

How to find us: Go in the main entrance at The Point and turn left. The main meeting and Q&A session are held in the large meeting room which is the first room on your left. Pre-meeting presentations are held in the small theater at the end of the same hallway, also on the left side.

Our meetings are always free and open to the public. Feel free to attend even if you don’t know anything about beekeeping–it’s a great chance to meet people and see what it’s all about!

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