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
Board members present, Wayne Ranne, Kristen Taylor, Daryn Klingensmith, Teri McGarr.
Members present 18.
Wayne opened the meeting and introduced our guest speaker,
Mr Tim Hiatt, who is the legislative chair and a member of WASBA. along with his brothers, Tim has 18,000 colonies. he came to talk to us a little about the legislative side of working with bees. he told us there had been a shake up at WASBA and there is an updated curriculum for Journeyman and Master beekeepers, as well as a "Beginning Beekeeping" class, which leads to the apprentice class and is a 12 lesson program.These classes would be (Beginning) $20. (Apprentice) $20. (Journeyman) $30, and (Master) $50.Daryn asked when our dues were due for WASBA as a club, Tim said he needed to speak to the exec. secretary, and theyd get it up to date. Tim showed us a brief video, and told us about a research facility that is in the works, in Pullman.if anyone would like to receive his newsletters, please drop him an email at : email@example.com
next Wayne introduced Al, who told us about a seminar he went to in Spokane on Saturday, he told us it was quite interesting , there were A lot of very good speakers and they plan to do it every year, he said it was well worth the $50. he has offered to look into the Beginners beekeeping program from WASBA and says he feels we need to transmit social responsibility to hobbyists, he also asked if there was anyone interested in the journeyman class, and a few raised said they were, the new curriculum is almost ready, he will speak to Steve Foley about it. He then showed us a TO DO LIST, which is going to be part of our new website. also said he'd found 'NOTE' on his computer was a pretty good way to keep track of hives.
Daryn gave the treasurers report, we have $5372. in our accounts, 0 new members this last month , but around 10 in total in the last 6 months , He says he was approached by Pybus university, to do a beekeeping seminar, possibly in Jan.
Jeff and Steve will be doing the mead class again this year, more will be posted about that . tentatively set for Jan 12.
Wayne asked Lee McGarr to take the floor and tell the club about products and services that Wenatchee Valley Bee & Supply has to offer, woodenware, mite treatments, advice and mentoring are among them.
Lee has a list for a bulk order if anyone wants to order, it will not be an order like we are used to, in as much as orders will be individually sorted and then the person will be called when it is ready. he also stresses anything in the catalog can be ordered, it just may take a few days.
anyone interested can contact him through the group.
Afterwards we sampled some lovely honeys, Al even brought one that came from Isreal. Well Done to all!! and Thanks to Wayne & Janice for supplying breadsticks and crackers.
Bee Chat on Dec 13 TBA .
**Note NO DEC business Education meeting.
Bee Chat January 8 2019 TBA
Our next Business Education meeting is Jan 20th 2019.
Also I have renewed our use of The Douglas co. Firehall for the next year.
In Attendance 25
Board members present :Wayne Ranne, Kristen Taylor, Daryn Klinginsmith,Teri McGarr
Wayne opened the meeting by introducing the panel for the Education part of the meeting.
The panel consisted of: Craig Genereux, Craig Dunning, Thiago Morales, Lee Madden, And Al Zalleweski. The subject was a project they are working on , "2019 Queen Rearing Project" Craig D started out by telling us what they were planning to do and how they hoped it would mean local queens would be available for the club and local beekeepers, They covered their own reasons for getting into the project and advantages and disadvantages, of different methods of raising Queens, a very interesting talk indeed!!
Wayne asked Glen to take the floor and let everyone know how the IT group is getting on,
The new Facebook page is up and running, and will have several people manning it eventually. those people have not been named as yet, The address is North Central Washington Beekeepers Association. We are working on The new website, The plan is to transition over to the new website when the subscription runs out on the current one.
Daryn gave the treasurers report, he said we had $50. last month and again this month from the rental of the extractor.,we have a new member this month who signed up online, Checking account holding $4200. and other account $1130. We now have a P.O.Box .for club business, should you need to get in touch via mail The address is :
North Central Washington Beekeepers Assoc. , P.O.Box 5052. Wenatchee WA. 98807. (PLEASE NOTE 98807, not 98801,)
Daryn gave Wayne 2 keys for the box. Wayne will have one & The Secretary has one, A rota will be organized for pick ups.
We have a guest speaker coming next month, Tim Hiatt , who will be here to speak to us about the Washington state Beekeepers Assoc. he will be available for questions afterwards.
Wayne introduced Mike McGregor to the group, and Mike told us about how he got started with bees & built up his operation to being a commercial Beekeeper, selling at Roslyn and Wenatchees farmers markets, and also doing pollination for the Almonds in California, He is currently setting up to produce Mead. ( Wayne also mentioned if anyone is interested in doing a mead class this year please get in touch.) he answered questions and we drew the meeting to a close,
The Next Bee Chat will be on 11/08 at El Agave , 800 N Wenatchee Ave.
Next business & Education meeting 11/18 5pm at Douglas Co. Fire Dept.
December Chat; TBA
Business & Education meeting; CANCELLED
I Apologize and will get last months minutes up ASAP. I am sorry for the delay. Teri.
NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION Is a registered Washington State Non-Proift. UBI 603594512