North-Central Washington

 Beekeepers Association

Meeting Minutes, January 24th, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016 8:51 AM | NCWBA Board (Administrator)

NCW Beekeepers Meeting
January 24, 2016

Coming Events & Deadlines

  • Feb 11: Bee Chat, Bob’s Burgers & Brew, 795 Grant Road, East Wenatchee, 6 p.m.
    Journeyman beekeeper study group, 5 p.m. (Please notify Steve if interested. Certification requires 3 years experience, 30 hours service and exam.)
  • Feb 21: Business/Education meeting, PUD auditorium, 5 p.m.
    Must pay 2016 dues by then or be removed from emailing list
  • Mar 5, 12 & 19: Apprentice classes, all morning, Leavenworth PUD, membership required + $20 fee. Sign up with Steve via email.
  • Mar 25: Deadline for ordering packages and nucs
    Charles: Carniolan packages $105, queens $35, delivery about mid-April, nucs $135, medium frames, delivery end of May
    Ruben: nucs $130, medium or deep frames, delivery about April 20
    N.B. All delivery dates are weather dependent.
  • June 18 or Jul 9: Outreach event open to public: WSU graduate student presentations

Meeting Items:

  • Treasurer’s Report: $835.86 in savings/outreach, checking, no report on checking account because of bulk
    order in process. Checks for packages and nucs this year will be made directly to provider. A modest expenditure for promotional materials was approved.
  • Reminder: You must register hives with state department of agriculture or incur fine. See online form.
  • Brief Review of 2015 activities with WSU “field days” particularly recommended
  • Report on bulk orders Wayne reported order was submitted. Timing problematic, but no alternative decided
    Note: Club can be a “marketplace” for selling or trading equipment
  • Wenatchee City Ordinance adopted and to be used as a proposal for Cashmere and Leavenworth
  • Election of Officers The proposed (uncontested) slate was adopted: President Steve Foley, Vice-president Daryn Klinginsmith, Secretary Alice Crawford, Treasurer Kriss Crilly
  • Volunteers solicited
    Web: Maria Langer, Steve Foley, Rich Taylor
    Fundraising: Kristen Taylor
    Extractor rental: Alice Crawford
    Bulk orders: Wayne Ranne
    Bee orders: Al Zalewski
    Swarms: Jeff O’Brien, Maria Langer, Felix Slette
    Chelan Earth Day (April): Wayne Ranne
    Leavenworth Earth Day: open
    Chelan County Fair: Kriss Crilly
  • Club-owned equipment: The club presently owns the extractor and assorted books and DVD’s. An oxalic acid vaporizer was suggested. Additional suggestions should be brought to the February meeting.
  • It was moved that officers be exempt from paying dues; this was tabled pending investigation whether this is
    permissible under the bylaws.
  • Steve Olsen demonstrated and explained his “resource hive.”

Additions and corrections cheerfully accepted.
Alice Crawford

NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION Is a registered Washington State Non-Proift. UBI 603594512

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