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Howdy Beekeeprs!   For those of you who have made it to recent meeting, you might already know we are making some changes in Big Sky Beekeepers.   Our primary change is a shift to a new website.  This Hoop.la site is becoming too much a...
 
 
I am running up to Western Bee to pick up frames on Wednesday.  Does anyone else need anything picked up?  Let me know!  Dessa Dale  223-4221 or mtdales@gmail.com
 
We are posting on Montana Beekeeping Forum's Facebook page, You can contact someone through there.   
 
Another law officially in the books for our benefit! Our friends over at Grow Montana were successful in the cooperative bill in Helena also and HB 478 (Cottage Food Bill) was signed by the Governor on 13 Apr! That means our law (SB31) is in effect...
 
A meeting of Big Sky Beekeepers will be held at the club apiary at Tenspoon Winery, located at 4175 Rattlesnake Drive in Missoula at 6:30pm on Thursday, April 9, 2015.  For details please go to www.bigskybeekeepers.com .
 
Is anyone getting nucs from Sunrise Honey company this year?
 
Posting by request...  /br Folks:   Y’all are the primary folks I know who are well-connected to the hobbyist and small-scale beekeeping community. If you would put this up on your respective Facebook and web sites I’d appreciate...
 
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!   I am VERY happy to report to you that our "Honey Bill" (LC0252/Senate Bill 31) has passed through both the Senate and the House as of today.  And to put icing on that cake it went through both chambers and...
 
With reference to your meeting this week (February 12th), I wanted to remind Missoula-area beekeepers that Sunshine Apiary still has 26 5-frame nucs available for distribution in May.   $125 per nuc; FOB Gallatin Valley; no frame exchange; new...
 
My name is Charlie D., I live in the Rattlesnake and getting started this summer into bees. Looking for equipment, advise, and knowledge.  Thanks.   
 
Hi all,   Thursday February 12, 6:30 p/m will be the next bee meeting at the Bayern Brewery upstairs meeting room. Topics will be emergency winter feeding, order bees now !!! many topics to learn about. COME JOIN US.  
 
Beekeepers:   Do not wait until the last minute... book your nuc(s) NOW for the upcoming season!  High-quality 5-frame nucs will be available from Sunshine Apiary in May.  $ 125 FOB Bozeman area with no frame exchange and prolific 2015...
 
Hey everyone!  The hearing for Senate Bill 31 was today as scheduled and listed on the legislation website (committee hearing not floor vote) at the State Capital building.  I represented this forum to the dozen or so senators sitting on the...
 
Just received confirmation from the Bureau Chief for DPHHS that they are a Proponent for the Honey Bill!  They asked for permission to officially support the bill and they have it!  They are offering one suggestion which I had nothing...
 
Does anyone know how to get a copy of the text?  I received a very cryptic message from a friend who works in the city where our money goes to die that I might want to look further at the bill.  Since the only one who I know for sure that...
 
Howdy Beekeepers,   Just a reminder, tomorrow, Sunday, Oct 26th, is the Bear Aware / Bee Fest up at Ten Spoon Winery.   Noon to 4 pm.   If you want to come help set up, set up starts at 11 am.    Also if you want to sell some...
 
I have for sale 8 supers, 3 hive bodies, 2 outer lids, 2 inner lids.  All of these are new and have been assembled with glue/nails and painted.  Also have a box of unassembled frames for the supers.   Would prefer to sell as a package...
 
Over here in Helena we’ve had a few hard frosts that have knocked out the flowers.  Now with the warm weather I’ve got a lot of board bees with nothing better to do than rob each other.  My solution has been to feed them and add...
 
YAY!  2nd to last hurdle completed!   MT Legislature Economic Affairs Interim Committee met on 12 Sep as scheduled and reviewed the raw honey bill.  The Draft Bill is accepted with our recommended language and has moved to sponsored...
 
Big Sky Beeks - I'm selling off my inventory of beekeeping equipment. Quite a bit of stuff, including drawn comb on deep and shallow supers.  Wonderful hobby, but time for a change.  See attached spreadsheet.  I'd like to sell of in one...
 
How do I know if I have too much ventilation in my hives?