North-Central Washington

 Beekeepers Association

Meeting Minutes, April 24th, 2016

Sunday, April 24, 2016 8:54 AM | NCWBA Board (Administrator)

Calendar

May 2             Journeymen, WokAbout Grill, 6 p.m.

May 12           Bee chat, Milepost 111, 6 p.m.

May 22           New beekeeper hour, Cashmere Fairground, Boswell Bldg., 4 p.m.

May 22           Business/Education meeting, Fairground, Boswell Bldg., 5 p.m.

June 9              Bee chat, Louie’s (Leavenworth), 6 p.m.

June 26              Business/Education meeting, Wenatchee PUD Auditorium, 5 p.m.

July 9              Seminar, PUD Auditorium, times TBA

Reports

Minutes of last meeting were approved.

Treasurer: Savings/outreach $1582.65 with $900 committed for Pullman course fees + about

$800 for July seminar; checking account $2450.72 Suggestion: support FFA/4H bee programs, start local queen-rearing program

Old Business

Membership now 104

74 packages, 65 nucs + Susan Curtis ordered/delivered this spring

Leavenworth farmers market would like to have beekeepers sell honey there. It was agreed to do so once a month. Steve will coordinate. Beekeepers are to bring honey packaged for sale and appropriately labelled, with prices and business cards to the biz/ed meeting prior. At least one beekeeper will need to run the booth (setup, staff, cleanup) from 4-8pm on a Thursday. First time probably first market in June. $60 approved for table fee for 4 market appearances.

Extractor now with Alice. Rental for 2-3 days $25 + $100 damage deposit. Broken lid reported; Steve and Daryn to explore repair.

Earth day events at Chelan and Leavenworth reported successful. New canopy weights by          Wayne!!

Website: Problems navigating present site reported; this may mainly need updating/”tinkering.” Steve and officers exploring alternative systems. Wide gradation of computer proficiency among members is apparent and will need to be accommodated with any new system.

New Business

Banner/s for our booth discussed. Wayne will arrange for banner for display inside booth.

Possibility of screening directly onto front of canopy to be explored; Katrina may have alternative. $200 approved to cover both.

Common hive record system was considered. Steve, Debra and Stan will explore a mechanism to be simple enough to bring enough data together in a reasonable way. May be paper, may be online, etc.

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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