Board members present. Krisin Taylor ( Vice President) , Daryn Klinginsmith, (Treasurer), Teri McGarr, (Secretary)
Members in attendance 19.
Kristin opened the meeting giving dates for events which were as follows:
August 4 - Annual Potluck/BBQ @ Walla Walla Point Park, stand #2, 5-9pm.
Aug 19-next Business & Education meeting.
Sept 6-9 Chelan Co. Fair
Sept 16 Business & Education meeting
Oct 4 Bee chat
Oct 21 Business & Education
for more information on any dates or events please contact the following people,
The Fair- Walter Kursave
Pot luck/BBQ Lee McGarr & Patti Egglestone
Mentoring - Daryn Klinginsmith.
Farmers Market- Kristin Taylor,
Daryn took the floor and read the treasurers report, as of last month we had 5 new members, he encouraged members to attend bee chats.
In our 3 accounts (checking , saving and paypal) we have $4751.78, $1132.06 and $19.12. he discussed starting a mentorship program, as hes had several people contact him looking for help. we discussed the best way to start one.
Lee talked about the potluck which is coming up quickly. he said Patti will be bringing a Traeger grill and we may buy a grill aswell.
Kristin asked if anyone was interested in doing the farmers market in Levenworth, there seems to be some differing versions of conversations with different people who are in charge of the farmers market, seemingly you can sell your honey there , apparently there are discrepancies as to wether it costs to do so.
Walt discussed the fair & how many slots he has left, He still could use some help both with time slots and with setting up and taking down our display.
Al spoke briefly to answer a few questions about honey and about mites and the best times to treat.
Craig Genereux how he treats for mites in August using Oxalic acid.
Peter Hill took the floor and told us about his and Steve Olsens trip to WSU to do the queen rearing class , Chris had a prior engagement and sent his apologies. peter covered quite a bit of material on the class, including artificial insemination of the queen, grafting, and he brought a sample of empty cells he had produced, he showed us a special frame for queen rearing and a special bpoard called a Cloake board.
we also discussed banking queens and the possibility of a group within the club producing queens for the club.
Al says he will have some year old queens available possibly this week if anyone needs one please contact him through Googlegroup.