Minutes of Monthly Business /Education Meeting .
November 17th 2019
Board members Present:Kristen Taylor, (Acting President ) Lee Maden, (Vice President) Teri McGarr. (Secretary)
Kristen opened the meeting around 19 or 20 people were present . Including 4 prospective members.
Thiago Moraes, Craig Dunning and Al Zellewski did an interesting presentation on one of the ways to raise Queens that they have had quite successful results with. Their goal is to be able to have enough Queens that they will be able to provide club members with Queens if needed.
Board Member positions are up for renewal ,
Kristen And Peter will be stepping down in January.
Please submit your nominations for board members to any board member.
Our By Laws are also up for changes. Please go to our website for the proposal, www.ncwbees.org
and read them . We will be discussing them again in January and voting on them at that time.
Dues are up for renewal, and must be paid by Jan 21st.
Bee Chat will be Dec 12. Location to be announced.
Next meeting Dec 15. at Chelan co. Firehouse, 206 Easy St. Wenatchee.
Jeff Hampton will be doing a mead class . Date to be Announced.
Steve Foley will be doing The Apprentice Beekeeper class March 7th, 14 th and 21st 9AM-1PM
In the Henry Bldg. 120 Cottage Ave. Cashmere. .
The book is available to print off the website free at www.wamasterbeekeepers.org
There was no regular meeting in October.
Instead we had a social event, minutes were not taken.
Minutes of Meeting of 09/15/2019
Minutes of Meeting of 09/15/2019
Minutes of Meeting of 09/15/2019
Board Members present : Kristin Taylor, Lee Maden, Teri McGarr
Kristen opened the meeting by saying that we will no longer be using the Douglas Co. Firehall for our meetings after Oct 1st.
We are looking for somewhere else to meet .and may use the Chelan Co. Firehall on Easy St.
Kristen spoke to Steve during the week, who will be doing his regular Apprentice class in March.
We will be giving more information on that soon.
We also have a mead class coming up possibly in January.
We will have more details of that also.
Lee Maden, Walt Kursave, & Lee McGarr told how they prepare for fall & winter. Discussing various methods including what NOT to do. to get your hives through the winter.
Bee Chat. Oct 10 VENUE TBA
Next Meeting Oct 20th VENUE TBA
Teri A. McGarr
Minutes of NCWBA meeting August 18th 2019
Board Members Present : Kristen Taylor, Lee Maden, Teri McGarr, Peter Hill
Dates Bee Cha:t Sept 12 place TBA
Next BIZ ED: Sept 15th Douglas co. Firehall.
Kristen opened the meeting .
We are still trying to approve a budget,
Our By laws committee and Board advisory team is awaiting replies to emails sent out ,
Lee Maden our new vice president, explained that it is very important that people read through the by laws and let him know if you have any suggestions for them.,
Kristen has contacted several places about storage units the one next to the Post Office on Maple st is wanting $69. a month for a 5x10 lock up. a Bit steep.
Vern said he and Julie had taken inventory on Sunday.
Once we get a lock up sorted out it will be transferred there. And we will assign caretakers.
The Books belonging to the clubare at my house, The extractor will eventually be with me also.
I will take an inventory of the books this week.
We need a team for education Vern is interested, as were several other members.
Kristen also mentioned she had sent out an email asking what people would like to see happenning education wise, but has not had any replies yet.We need to know !!
Peter discussed the revolving savings account.
Our Education Panel was Craig Genereux, Lee McGarr and Walt Kursave, who discussed their various mite programs.
I don’t mind saying this was a fun informative meeting, there was plenty of participation from all who attended,
Teri. A. McGarr.
Board members in attendance: Kristen Taylor, Teri McGarr, Daryn Klinginsmith
Steve Foley attended and we had a good discussion on swarms, and everything swarming , It was nice to see Steve as hes an excellent speaker and teacher.
We badly need to update our swarm list, if you are interested in being on the swarm team ,please contact Kristen.
Andy Kahn, Craig Genereux and Darren (whos buddy is Peter Hill and wasn't present ) talked about the Bee Buddies, and why it is a good idea to have a buddy to help out when needed.
they encourage anyone to buddy up,
Daryn & Peter help each other out when needed, Craig and Andy work more as a team. it was an interesting chat.
For the Business meeting the following were discussed.
Erin O'Rourke from WSU bee lab will be here in july for our meeting and to test hives for the lab. she will be testing different areas of the Valley.
Beginner Beekeepers Class 3, 4, !0th Aug, Please contact Al for details.
N.W.District Beekeepers conference will be held Sept 21st, from 9-5 Kristen went last year and says it was very good, contact brownpapertickets.com
The Annual BBQ is planned for Aug !0th at Rocky Reach, Upper Stand , Please bring a pot luck item, there is a lovely play area right there so bring the kids! we'll be having beef and chicken, we supply everything you just bring yourself , your drinks and an item to share if you wish.
Caden Eagles Apiary visit went well, we had a good turnout and I think we all benefitted from it. we are looking for volunteers for the next ones.
Lee shared one of the observation hives he is currently building, they will be on permenant loan to the club, anyone who needs them can use them, they take 5 frames below and one above, you supply the bees!
Next Bee Chat July 11th Mai Lee Thai . East Wenatchee. 6pm.
Board members in attendance. Wayne Ranne, Kristen Taylor, Peter Hill, (&Daryn Klinginsmith), Teri McGarr.
Wayne opened by having new members introduce themselves,
our Education this month was a Panel discussing Frame rotation and box rotation amongst other things we do in the spring. our Panel was Craig Genereux Andy Kahn, Lee McGarr & Craig Durning.
Wayne took the floor , we discussed administrative issues, then went on to discuss his budget, for Education and a webinar with guest speaker Randy Oliver. we'd need a venue .it was decided we needed a Board Budget meeting .
Savings account: $933.53
Checking account: $6685.35
Bee Chat: May 16th, at Casa Tapatia, 1650 Grant Rd. East Wenatchee.
Biz/Ed : May 19th at Douglas Co. Firehall. Eastmont,
I apologize for my posting late. Teri.
A Best Practices & Education monthly meeting of North Central Washington Beekeepers Assoc.
Was held on March 17th 2019.
And was Presided over by Wayne Ranne & Teri McGarr as secretary
Board members in attendance were: Kristen Taylor – Vice Chair &Peter Hill – Treasurer
Craig Dunning gave a talk on how package bees came to be a “Thing” and the pros and cons of packages and Nucs.
Thiago Moraes gave a talk and a slide presentation on his set up and his first year of beekeeping.
We will be doing a Bee colony census in April, from Oct 1st 2018 to april 1st.2019
Covering the following:
Types of hives, types of bees
IS mite treatment used? Supplemental feeding yes/no?
Source of Colony ie, Package, nuc, swarm, split? Queens age, and source
General geographical location and Elevation.
Wayne will send out a BPE To Do list for Feb/Mar/Apr. via The Google group,
Our Master Gardener Joint Exhibit team is :
Lee Madden, Walter Kursave,Patti Egglestone,Alice Crawford, &Amy Cummings
As of March 17th2019 CVB online Balances were Checking: $6,259.90
and Savings: $993.16
Please note**** our April BPE meeting will be held on 28th this month NOT 21st.
Due to 21st being Easter sunday.
Bee chat is to be held on April 11th at 6pm at the Countryboys BBQ in Cashmere.
DATES: Bee Chat, Thursday 14 March at Sweetwood BBQ. Wenatchee. 6pm.
Next BPE Sunday March 17th 2019. Douglas Co. Firehall.
Bee Order Deadline March 27th.!!
31 people in attendance and 2/3rds were new members. !! This is great!!
Wayne introduced his daughter Bridgette Ranne, As guest speaker, she is a botanist with the forest service, she gave us a very informative talk on native forage , and what blooms when & where.
After a short break we discussed our mission as beekeepers in the NCWBA as we had so many new people attending.
Wayne discussed our Education program, and Peter & Daryns Pybus Event.
We have had word that the Journeymans course has been approved and Steve Foley will be doing a beginners Plus course for anyone interested in that,
Wayne will send out an email when the plan is set, (probably the End of March)
We are going to do the first NCW colony census, later on to assess where and how many colonies survived the winter.
Al had a Question and Answer session for new keepers.
Wayne handed out previous years Beginners Certificates That we were given the weekend of the Pacific NW Bee Conference.
I apologize for The monthly minutes being late,
Teri A McGarr
In Attendance 25, members including 4 new members.
Board Members in Attendance:
Wayne Ranne, Kristen Taylor, Daryn Klinginsmith, Teri McGarr.
Wayne opened the meeting, and had our new members introduce themselves, They are,
Ben Erdmann, Tyler Armour, Christine Young and Breanna Gask Wilson.
We Voted on our Board members, it will remain the same, but Daryn is stepping down as treasurer and Peter Hill will take his place.
Wayne talked about our new Beekeeping mission, ( What we are going to do) for 2019.
We aim to educate not only existing members but the public also, we are aiming for 80% overwintering of colonies, and will be calling our monthly meeting, "Best Practices Education" or B.P.E.
He also told everyone that we need ideas for content for the new website, if you have any ideas please let him know, he also said our new facebook page is up and running. North Central Washington beekeepers,
if you have any photos or anything you'd like to post, feel free to do so,
Wayne spoke of our renewed membership with WASBA, and the process of education through WASBA., there are 4 levels,
0 years experience beekeeping, WASBA Beginners taught by Al. Z. this will be taking place the first 3 Saturdays in February at the firehall, from 8 am til noon. Anyone interested please let Al Z, Know. the cost is $25 .
1 year Experience, WASBA Apprentice course, taught by Steve Foley.
3 years experience, WASBA Journeyman course.
5 years Experience, WASBA Master Beekeepers Course.
Details of the last 2 are still to be finalized.
Mentorship was stressed, we need to be helping each other and especially new members.
Al Zalewski took the floor and gave a presentation which benefitted the new members, he also asked for people to step up and help him with the Education, he is only one man, we need people who will and can help him out by doing Educational part of our meetings.
Daryn Klinginsmith & Peter Hill, will be teaching a class Titled "Whats the Buzz"
On January 29th at Pybus, at 7PM
Peter & Daryn have asked that if you have any photos of your Apiaries or anything Bee related that you would like them to show, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristen Taylor is the point of contact for the bee order this year, Daryn and Peter will be the distribution. same place as last year, more details will follow, as will order forms. Bee Nucs will be $150.00 Queens will be later
Daryn refunded monies to the people who did not attend the mead class. and took checks given for memberships and the mead class.
Show and tell.
Walt Kursave brought honey from Hawaii, to let us taste,
Ben Erdmann owns a Kambucha co, in Levenworth, called Honey Jun and brought samples,
Al. Zaleweski brought a beautiful book Titled Honey Bee Biology, byDewey M.Caron, and Lawrence Connor.
Lee McGarr brought some ideas for wooden nucs, one a kit he designed himself and one a twin nuc, both of which he sells.
Next BPE meeting. February 17th.
Bee Chat. TBA
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