North-Central Washington

 Beekeepers Association

Meeting Minutes, June 26th, 2016

Sunday, June 26, 2016 8:56 AM | NCWBA Board (Administrator)

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

seminar anticipated.


Old Business

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

New Business

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.

Alice Crawford

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

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