January 2017 Meeting Minutes

Beekeeping Minutes: January 2017

A.    Call meeting to order at 7:01PM at the People Bank of Elkhorn.

B.     Pledge of allegiance was recited

C.     Seven New members/Guests were introduced.  Bill Palmer passed out info/applications for membership and a reminder that New Year membership fees are due of $10.

D.    No minutes to approve

E.     Monthly Financial Report – Terry Condroski

a.     Balance is $8,181.07

F.     Business

a.     Michael Bush event in February : updates were given and Members could still sign up

b.     Allen announced: Wisconsin Honey Producer, Milton Middle School, March 4th

c.     No meeting in February as the Michael Bush event takes its place

G.    Educational Time

a.     Library gained 2 new books: The Secret Life of Bees  and Confessions of a Bad Beekeeper

b.     A box of American Bee Journal was donates. Free, help yourself

            Speaker Breakout sessions (reminder of indoor voices)

a.     Hive Management Techniques, Knowledge and Wisdom – Carl

b.     American Bee Federation Convention: Lessons Learned – Bill Palmer

c.     First Year Beeker Essentials: Hive tool, Smoker, ect. – Dan O’Leary

d.     Over Wintering Tools and Techniques: Fondant, insulation, windbreaks  – Rick Sallman

H.    Adjourn Meeting : 8:34 PM

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