NCW Beekeepers Meeting Minutes, Initial draft
June 26, 2016
July 9 Pollinator Seminar, PUD Auditorium, 12:30-5:00, no snacks provided but can
bring your own; potluck to follow at Crilly’s for club members
July 16 Apiary visit at Kristin Taylor’s, morning
July 17 Business/education meeting, PUD auditorium, 5:00 p.m.
Aug. 11Bee Chat, Pizza’n’More, East Wenatchee (same parking lot as Country Inn)
Aug. 13 Apiary visit, Peter & Daryn, morning
Aug. 21Business/education meeting, PUD, 5 p.m.
Sept. 8th (9 a.m.-9 p.m.), 9th (9 a.m.-9 p.m.), 10th (9 a.m.-10 p.m.) , and 11th (9 a.m.-5 p.m., extractor demo @ 2:30), Boswell
bldg; need 2 beekeepers at a time, 3-4 hour blocks, need a ticket to get in; can
exhibit but not sell honey (but could get a blue ribbon…)
Sept. 10 Simply Living farms tour,, Leavenworth – presenter requested
Minutes of last meeting (5/22/2016) were approved.
Treasurer: Checking account $2539.72; education/outreach account $1182.12 with cost of
Leavenworth farmers market dates are June 30, July 21, August 11 and September 1; some
members needed for outreach; setup at 3:30, stay until 8 p.m.; to sell honey if not
attending, get it (labeled and priced) to Steve ahead of time
Website and hive inspection form: no progress to report
Peter continues working to establish apiary as part of WSU/Master Gardener demonstration area.
There is clear interest, and this would be the only county extension with a demonstration apiary. A detailed business plan is required, and contact being sought with an experienced person.
Member directory with photos (as that of Master Gardeners) was suggested.
Steve noted that this is the season of swarms; supers with waxed frames and a little honey are recommended. A second super can be added either above or below the first super. And think about varroa mites.
Don Rolfs was recommended as speaker on native pollinators. It was noted that he has concerns about honeybees, so appropriate preparatons should be made.
Alix noted that July is field season and a difficult time to get speakers; she suggested another time of year for future symposia.
Attendees at the WSU course and Swedish meeting plan to make presentations at future meetings.
Additions and corrections cheerfully accepted.