North-Central Washington

 Beekeepers Association

Meeting Minutes, May 22nd, 2016

Sunday, May 22, 2016 8:55 AM | NCWBA Board (Administrator)

NCW Beekeepers Meeting

May 22, 2016


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

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

July 9              Seminar, PUD Auditorium, times TBA



Minutes of last meeting were approved.

Treasurer: Checking account $2494.72 with cost of banner and Leavenworth farmers market

registration anticipated; education/outreach account $1652.91 with $900 for registration

fees for WSU course anticipated; July seminar expected to cost $6-700.


Old Business

July seminar: plan to start early afternoon; probable topics genetics, hive inspection, and

something from Douglas county extension; potluck to follow

Leavenworth farmers market dates are June 23, July 14, August 4 and August 28; some

members needed for outreach; setup about 3 or 3:30, stay until 8 p.m.;can sell honey –

get it to Steve ahead of time

Banner: A cellphone photo of proposed banner was circulated.

Website and hive inspection form: no progress to report

New Business

Fair planning: Boswell building was inspected and space we prefer identified

Chelan beekeeping ordinance: Kriss is communicating with a council member

Apiary visits discussed; Kristin (rural, Peshastin) and Daryn (urban, Wenatchee) volunteered

to host with dates to be determined.

Noted that local availability of beekeeping equipment has increased. Costco kit includes full hive, jacket, gloves, etc. Coastal carrying more general equipment including unfinished hives.

Peter continues working to establish apiary as part of WSU/Master Gardener demonstration area.

Noted that orchardists occasionally have failure of commercial beekeepers to provide bees timely as promised, which is a financial disaster. It was agreed that the Club might be able to       provide bees from a future demo apiary or connect club members with orchardists for small scale needs. This would require contract protecting bees from harmful spray as well as considering possible liabilities.

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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