North Central Washington Beekeepers Association
2014 Annual Meeting + Business/Education
January 19th @ 5pm
Chelan County PUD
In Attendance: James & Kriss, Kelly & Jemma, Amy, Naomi, Jessica, Carrie & Mike, Tandy & Jerry, Bill & Heidi O’Brien, Felix, Dylan, Mark, Craig, Andy, Jeff, Stan & Jane, Maria
Dates for February:
- Next Bee Chat scheduled for February 13th @ 6pm @ El Agave
- Next meeting scheduled for February 23rd @ 5pm @ Chelan County PUD
Dates for March:
- Bee Chat: March 6th @6pm El Agave
- Business/Educational Meeting: March 16th @5pm Chelan County PUD (not reserved yet)
Bylaws-approved by verbal voting
Officers-approved by verbal voting
- President-Steve Foley
- Vice President-Maria Langer
- Secretary-Amy Cummings
- Treasurer-Kriss Crilly
Master Beekeeping Class (Apprenticeship Level) starting soon: contact Steve Foley
Need to order bees by March-Steve has a source-cost is around
$100/3 lb. pkg. $130/nuc
Discussed types of bees-Causcasions, Russians, Italians, Carnolions
Felix recommended- Beekeepers Handbook
Once Steve has a set price on the bees, he’ll put together an order form. Forms will be available through website, chat, and meetings, etc.
Coastal Farm and Ranch has Italians available for $109/pkg or $139/nuc
Talked about sharing resources:
Books, DVD’s, etc. If you have books, etc. that you’d be willing to share, send them to Maria so she can post them on the website.
One hope for the club in the future is to purchase equipment that can be shared.
“Backyard Beekeepers” and “Beekeeping for Dummies” were mentioned.
WSU beekeeping class-sometime in June in Pullman, will be announced once known.
Business adjourned @ 5:55pm
Check various catalogs/internet sites, etc.
Discussion Points- Boxes, Frames, Cell Size, Deeps vs. Mediums
9 vs. 10 frames in a 10 frame box, keeping frames in order, Bottom Board, Drone Frame, Feeders, Top Covers, Inner Covers, Queen Excluder, Mite Grid (Sticky Board), Veil, Suit/Jacket, Hive Tools, Smoker, Bee Brush, Frame Grabber, Sifter/Mesh strainer, Frame Holder, Hive Stand
Amy Cummings, Secretary