September 2023 Meeting
The Southern Arizona Beekeepers Association will be holding its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 12th at 7:00 PM via Zoom and in person.
Everybody is welcome to join! You do not have to be a member to attend.
The Southern Arizona Beekeepers Association will be holding its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 12th at 7:00 PM in person and via Zoom
“All About Beeswax”
Nearly 3,000 years ago, Aesop wrote that bees fill their “hives with honey and wax, thus furnishing mankind with the two noblest of things, which are sweetness and light."
So far this summer, SAZBA has had programs on honey, the sweetness side of beekeeping. This month, it is on beeswax. Here are some of the topics we will cover:
How bees make and use wax
What a beekeeper needs to know about wax in colony management – getting comb drawn out properly, burr comb, wax as a sign of a nectar flow, frame spacing, etc.
How to harvest and process wax – tips, tricks, and cautions (wax is highly flammable!)
Uses of wax – candles, lip balm, soap, wax blocks for seamstresses and woodworkers, etc.
Other items on the agenda
State of the hive—what is going on in the beeyard this month
Raffle of beekeeping tools for those attending in person
SAZBA will be holding a pancake breakfast on Saturday, September 16, in Aravaca. Be sure to put it on your calendar. We need volunteers and pancake eaters!
Join the Meeting in Person
Where: American Legion Hall, 330 W. Franklin Street, Tucson. There is plenty of free parking available at the Legion Hall and on the street.
Join via Zoom
Time: September 12, 2023, 07:00 PM Arizona
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 843 5201 4705
Dial in: (346) 248-7799 US
Join SAZBA or Renew Your Membership
Otherwise, you can mail a check along with the membership form to the SAZBA treasurer:
11854 N Crescendo Dr
Oro Valley AZ 85737