May 2018 Agenda

Walworth County Beekeepers Club

Agenda for May 15, 2018 – 7:00-8:30 PM

Advia Credit Union – Elkhorn, WI (Formerly Peoples Bank)

 

 Call Meeting to Order- 7:00 PM- Scott Kosteretz

 Pledge of Allegiance

 Introduction of New Members and Guests – Scott Kosteretz

 Meeting /membership comments for new members and guests – Scott Kosteretz

 Last month’s minutes to approve - submitted by Renee Michaels

 Committee Comments / Reports

o Monthly Financial Report- Scott Kosteretz

o Guest Greeter/Membership Education – Bill Palmer

o Facebook team – Allan Liu

o Membership Status/Database – Stephanie Slater

 Unfinished Business

o WCBC / Gateway Technical College Earth Day, April event comments

 New Business

o Walworth Co. Dairy Breakfast/WCBC display ambassadors- June 16, details tba.

o School outreach? What could this look like? Member feedback

o Pollinator plant handout? People asking what they can do to help the honey bees

o Nonprofit status- possible benefits - Member feedback

o Note: New business topics must be submitted and approved prior to the meeting in

order to be added to the agenda)

 

 Educational Time

o Library Resource of the Month

 Presenter: Tim Wilbanks from the Heritage Honeybee will discuss package and nuc hive

management

 Closing Comments – Scott Kosteretz

 Adjourn Meeting- 8:30 PM*

*After the meeting is adjourned members are welcome to stay and connect with other attendees.

Prepared By: Scott Kosteretz

April 2018 Agenda

Walworth County Beekeepers Club

Agenda for April 17, 2018 – 7:00-8:30 PM

Advia Credit Union – Elkhorn, WI (Formerly Peoples Bank)

 

 

 Call Meeting to Order- 7:00 PM- Doug Graul
 Pledge of Allegiance
 Introduction of New Members and Guests - Doug Graul
 Meeting /membership comments for new members and guests – Doug Graul
 Last month’s minutes to approve - submitted by Renee Michaels
 Committee Comments / Reports
o Monthly Financial Report- Doug Graul
o Guest Greeter/Membership Education – Bill Palmer
o Facebook team – Allan Liu
o Membership Database – Stephanie Slater
 Unfinished Business
o WCBC booth at Earth Day event at Gateway Technical College, Saturday, 4/21/18 from
10:00 am to 2:00 pm – volunteer sign up: display set-up/take down, club ambassadors
(3 shifts/2 hour per shift), Status/Comments – Stephanie Slater
o UMN bee squad mite check kits- Bulk buy: normally $20/kit or $16/kit in qty of 10 or
more, Status/Comments – Chris Roth

 New Business
o 3-month outlook: Walworth Co. Dairy Breakfast/WCBC display ambassadors- June 16,
details to follow.
o Note: New business topics must be submitted and approved prior to the meeting in
order to be added to the agenda)

 Educational Time
o Library Resource of the Month
 Presenter: Rich Schneider from the Capital Bee Supply will discuss installing packages,
diagnosing dead outs and early spring management.
 Closing Comments – Doug Graul
 Adjourn Meeting- 8:30 PM*
*After the meeting is adjourned members are welcome to stay and connect with other attendees.
Prepared By: Scott Kosteretz

February 2018 Meeting Minutes

Walworth County Beekeepers Club

 

February 2018 Meeting Minutes

 

Beekeeping Minutes: February 2018

 

 

 A.   Club meeting was called to order at 7:02 pm at the Advia Credit Union

 B.  Pledge of Allegiance was recited

 C.   8 guests introduced themselves: David R., Bob G, Leann K., Chynna C., Ayla G., Ken F., Ben Z., and John L. Stephanie passed out applications/info. 42 members/guests attended.

 D.   January meeting minutes were approved.

 E.   Monthly Financial Report – Stephanie (filling in for Scott):                                               

              a. Balance is $5,970.50


 
F.     Business

         a. Facebook team leader Allan: 185 members now. Experienced beekeepers share tips, videos and news articles. Check page out at Walworth County Beekeepers Club on Facebook.
         b. Member Data Base-Meet with Stephanie to see if she has your email address to receive emails from club
         c. April 21st the Gateway Technical College in Elkhorn will be hosting Earth Day. Volunteers are needed to work our booth. A signup sheet was passed around.
         d. Doug asked if club funds can be used to have a queen-rearing class for our meeting.
         e. March 17th at Milton H.S., the Southern district meeting of the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association will host Marla Spivek and State Inspector Dan Leary as speakers.
         f. Bill spoke of the Netflix documentary “Rotten”. The 1st episode was on bees and honey. He also spoke of the company Carboline Wood Preserving and Janette Neal-Zopp was the lucky winner of 1 gallon of the product.
         g. March 10th at the Michael Fields Agriculture Center in East Troy there is a beginning beekeepers class. Very informative if you are a first year beekeeper.


G.   Education- Breakout sessions

         a. Beginners beekeeping led by Carl
         b. Experienced beekeeping: addressing winter losses, mite control and marketing of honey

 led by Rick.
         c. Hive preservation: painting and wood preserving methods led by Bill.

Meeting adjourned at 8:35pm.

 

 

March 2018 Agenda

Walworth County Beekeepers Club

Agenda for March 20, 2018 – 7:00-8:30 PM

Advia Credit Union – Elkhorn, WI (Formerly Peoples Bank)

 

 

 Call Meeting To Order- 7:00 PM- Scott Kosteretz

 Pledge Of Allegiance

 Introduction of New Members and Guests - Scott Kosteretz

 Meeting /membership comments for new members and guests – Scott Kosteretz

 Last month’s minutes to approve - submitted by Renee Michaels

 Committee Comments / Reports

o Monthly Financial Report- Scott Kosteretz

o Guest Greeter/Membership Education – Bill Palmer

o Facebook team – Allan Liu

o Membership Database – Stephanie Slater

 Unfinished Business

o WCBC booth at Earth Day event at Gateway Technical College, Saturday, 4/21/18 from

10:00 am to 2:00 pm – volunteer sign up: display set-up/take down, club ambassadors

(3 shifts/2 hour per shift) – Stephanie Slater

 

 New Business

 Possible bulk buy opportunity - UMN bee squad mite check kits: normally $20/kit or

$16/kit in qty of 10 or more – Chris Roth

o Note: New business topics must be submitted and approved prior to the meeting in

order to be added to the agenda)

 

 Educational Time

o Library Resource of the Month

o Presentor: Tom Oasem from the FSA Elkhorn office speaking on the federal bee

indemnity program.

 Closing Comments – Scott Kosteretz

 Adjourn Meeting- 8:30 PM*

*After the meeting is adjourned members are welcome to stay and connect with other attendees.

Prepared By: Scott Kosteretz

February 2018 Agenda

Walworth County Beekeepers Club

Agenda for February 20, 2018 – 7:00-8:30 PM

Advia Credit Union – Elkhorn, WI (Formerly Peoples Bank)

 

• Call Meeting To Order- 7:00 PM- Scott Kosteretz

• Pledge Of Allegiance

• Introduction of New Members and Guests - Scott Kosteretz

• Meeting /membership comments for new members and guests – Scott Kosteretz

• Last month’s minutes to approve - submitted by Renee Michaels

• Committee Comments / Reports

o Monthly Financial Report- Scott Kosteretz

o Guest Greeter/Membership Education – Bill Palmer

o Facebook team – Allan Liu

o Membership Database – Stephanie Slater

• Unfinished Business

• New Business

o WCBC booth at Earth Day event at Gateway Technical College, Saturday, 4/21/18 from

10:00 am to 2:00 pm – volunteer sign up: display set-up/take down, club ambassadors

(3 shifts/2 hour per shift) – Stephanie Slater

o Note: New business topics must be submitted and approved prior to the meeting in

order to be added to the agenda)

 

• Educational Time

o Library Resource of the Month

• Breakout Sessions – Rick Sallmann (Topics to be announced)

• Closing Comments – Scott Kosteretz

• Adjourn Meeting- 8:30 PM*

*After the meeting is adjourned members are welcome to stay and connect with other attendees.

Prepared By: Scott Kosteretz

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