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
- 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.