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High Country Bee - CSBA webinars/zooms

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:26 am
by kristinahoney
Greetings from your vice president:

Happy hot July and hope your mite counts are low!

In the past, the CSBA and regional bee clubs have hosted traveling road shows for hive exams, a tremendous opportunity to learn and share. In Covid Times, we probably won’t be able to convene such large groups. But CSBA and members are working to present 3 live hive visits with experienced beekeepers, presented through the virtual magic of Zoom. We have experimented with streaming a live video, and recording a video on to broadcast on Zoom, with narration and discussion. We are going to offer both, to figure out which works best for clear images and good information. The virtual hive visits will not have the excitement, community, and great smell of an apiary, but it won’t be as hot and will offer a different view. This is experimental, and we hope it works!

#1 Live Hive Buzzzzoom is this coming Monday, July 20, 7:00 - 8:15 pm MDT. (Sorry about the late notice, but we’ve been working on the technical stuff.) Tina Sebastyen has invited us to her home apiary in the 4 Corners area to look in a couple colonies, assess the queen situation, and maybe release a newly introduced caged queen. We will be streaming live, with Tina narrating and answering Chat questions as time permits. Tina is a thoughtful beekeeper, founder of the Four Corners club, current CSBA Vice President, and organizer of the wonderful Colorado Master Beekeeper program. See the Zoom meeting invitation below — all you need to do is log onto Zoom Monday night and enjoy!

#2 Live Hive Buzzzoom is scheduled for Wednesday, August 5, 7:00 - 8:15 pm MDT. Beth Conrey has invited us to one of her apiaries in Boulder County to talk about basic beekeeping skills and techniques. Beth will pre-record the video, shown during Zoom meeting. Beth will narrate the exams, and Beth and Tina will discuss the video and Chat questions as time allows. Beth has mentored many beekeepers, held officer positions in several regional, state, and national organizations, and is owner of B Squared Apiaries.

#3 Live Hive Buzzzzoom TBD, a work in progress.

In addition to the live hive exams, CSBA will be hosting 4 webinars with national beekeeping experts this fall, open to all beekeepers in the State. Watch this space for details!

CSBA is inviting you to a scheduled #1 Zoom meeting.

Topic: CSBA Live Hive Buzzzoom
Time: Jul 20, 2020 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 844 3849 9425
Password: 935570
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Re: High Country Bee - CSBA webinars/zooms

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:26 am
by kristinahoney
Beth's presentation on the 5th will be our August meeting.