May 21, 2017
NCW Beekeeper Association Business Meeting Minutes
Al opened the meeting with a Michael Palmer video about managing your apiaries to avoid the purchase of bees from costly outside sources with, most often, less desirable and healthy bee populations. The use of nucleus hives was the key part of his management process. The lecture was being given to the British Columbia Beekeepers. It is a series of 3, which you can find on Youtube.com.
There will not be a June Bee Chat, so if you have questions for anyone, just contact them individually. The regular Ed/Biz meeting will be on June 11th. Please remember that all of our business meetings are now held at the Fire Dept on Eastmont Ave just NW of Flowers to the Brim shop (3rd St.).
On July 6th, we will be having a social BBQ at Walla Walla Point Park. It will be held in Shelter 2. This space is at the end of the road and off to the right. If anyone has a gas grill they can bring, please contact Kriss so she knows how many have been offered. More details to follow on this event.
Jeff brought up the subject of the club insurance policy for the second time. Some attendees didn’t feel we needed the insurance, but the fire department that is allowing us to hold our meetings in their room require the insurance. It is also good policy to have at Earth Day, Chelan County Fair and our home apiary tours. A motion was made, seconded and passed. The policy cost is about $300 per year.
No Treasurer’s report at this time.
V/R submitted by Janice Ranne and Kristen Taylor