Bees Alive Club

August 2023

Getting BAC to the Basics of Beekeeping...

Sharing Experiences, Examples, & Knowledge...Education for ALL ages!

Interested in Bees? Come to our BAC meetings!

Join us on Thursday, August 3rd to collaborate with fellow BEE enthusiasts and enhance your knowledge & learning about BEES! Our meeting is at 7:00 p.m. at the Nixa Christian Church in the Wasson Room, 400 Northview Road, Nixa, MO 65714. We would love to have you join us!

August Topics of Discussion:

  • Treating for Mites
  • Going Treatment Free

August Presenters:

Clayton Caperton & Dave Loftin

2023 BAC T-Shirts

Buy your 2023 BAC T-SHIRT at our next meeting!

  • S, M, L, XL - $15.00
  • 2XL, 3XL - $17.00
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The Bee Team

BIG THANKS to all that work to make our meetings successful!

● Hanna Price - President

● Clayton Caperton - Vice President

● Al Kenngott - Treasurer

● Jennifer Walles - Secretary

● Dave Loftin - Education Director

● Kirsten Markley - Web Master

● Cathy Huber - Hospitality Chair

● Karie Janus - Newsletter

● Carolyn Janus - Welcome Desk

BAC July Flashback

Our 2023 BAC Ice Cream Social sure was a delight!

Special thanks to Clayton for leading our introductions as well as our Q & A time! Also, thank you to Val Nichols and Jeff Maddox for sharing all of their great tricks of the trade for harvesting honey!

Thanks to ALL who helped make our July meeting a success! We couldn't do it without you!

With your help, we raised over.... $900.00!!! Whooo...Hooo!!!

VERY SPECIAL THANKS to these folks for donating items to this year's raffle:

Nixa Hardware

Linda and Richard Preston

Dave Loftin

Clayton Caperton

Carolyn Janus

Cathy Huber

Al Kenngott

Thanks to Randy Ferrier for the delicious homemade ice cream and to Cathy and Carolyn for the toppings, and anyone else that helped to make our ice cream social great! We really appreciate everyone helping put up chairs and tables at the end of the meeting too! Many hands make light work!

August Field Day

Saturday, Aug. 19th, 9am

195 248-30-A

Galena, MO

Host: Debbie Gervais

Address: 195 Sweetcorn Dr. Galena MO 65656

Want to volunteer to host a Field Day?

If anyone would like to host a field day at their apiary please contact Clayton Caperton!

Future events to watch for:

  • Missouri State BeeKeepers Association Fall Conference: more information to come.
  • Four States Beekeeping Conference: in Joplin, on November 4, 2023... more information to come.

Bee Buddy Program

Bees Alive Club has a Bee Buddy Program and it's easy to enroll! At our next meeting when you sign in, you simply mark if you want to be a Bee Buddy or want to have a Bee Buddy! There will also be a place to mark if you want to become part of a swarm list! If you have any questions, contact Clayton Caperton at (303) 210-3048.

2023 BAC Membership

Did you know you can join our club as a new member or simply renew your Bees Alive Club membership for 2023 any time you want?

Simply log into to find the 2023 membership under the shop section. You can securely pay your $25.00 dues from the comfort of your own home! All paid members will receive a window sticker!

You can always join or renew your B.A.C.membership for 2023 at our upcoming meeting too! Cash or check is accepted. Some perks to being a BAC member include...

  • being put on a swarm list
  • ability to have a mentor
  • checking out books from the BAC library
  • access to our club's extractor
  • access to our Oxalic Acid Vaporizor
  • having the opportunity to be on the BAC Sub-Committees
  • the ability to vote
  • getting an official BAC Member sticker

2023 membership = $25.00 Individual (1 vote, 1 person) or Family (1 vote, 2+ people)

2023 Bees Alive Club Board

Contact us with any questions or concerns. We'd love to 'BEE' of service!

President: Hanna Price (417) 559-9044

Vice President: Clayton Caperton (303) 210-3048

Secretary: Jennifer Walles (417) 693-3147

Treasurer: Al Kenngott (417) 830-1773

Education Director: Dave Loftin (417) 827-9391

Webmaster: Kirsten Markley

Hospitality Chair: Cathy Huber

Welcome Desk: Carolyn Janus

Bees Alive Club Newsletter Contact Information

Is there something you'd like to have posted in an upcoming BAC newsletter? We'd love to share your photographs & stories!

Email Karie Janus at: