April 2017 Meeting Minutes

Beekeeping Minutes: April 2017

A.    Call meeting to order at 7:00PM at the People Bank of Elkhorn.

B.     Pledge of allegiance was recited

C.     Six New members/Guests were introduced.  Terry passed out info/applications for membership and a reminder that New Year membership fees are due- $10.

D.    March Minute Amendment by Scott – noting that the equipment purchased is an asset with monetary value of $1,124

E.     Monthly Financial Report – Scott Kosteretz

a.     Balance is $5,100

F.     Business

a.     WCBC exhibit at Walworth Country Dairy Breakfast, Saturday , June 17th

                                          i.     Next month a volunteers signup sheet will be passed around

b.     Are we established as a non-profit?

                                          i.     Process is not complete yet but is being worked on.

G.    Educational Time

Presenters:

a.     WCBC member, Chris Roth discussed his recent visit to Indian Summer Honey’s queen rearing facility in Florida.

-First made an announcement that packages are still available at Harvard Egg & Feed and from Tim Wibanks (319-321-2494) Also to get on Dan Ziehli’s schedule as it fills up fast

-Chris then showed pictures and videos of his experience at Summer Honey Farms and went through the queen rearing process from start to finish. He also had an example of a brood box that held three 3 frame nucs, thanks to Rick.  And finished by showing us a bee vacuum and how to use/set it up.

 

H.    Meeting Adjourned : 8:39 PM

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