In Attendance 25
Board members present :Wayne Ranne, Kristen Taylor, Daryn Klinginsmith,Teri McGarr
Wayne opened the meeting by introducing the panel for the Education part of the meeting.
The panel consisted of: Craig Genereux, Craig Dunning, Thiago Morales, Lee Madden, And Al Zalleweski. The subject was a project they are working on , "2019 Queen Rearing Project" Craig D started out by telling us what they were planning to do and how they hoped it would mean local queens would be available for the club and local beekeepers, They covered their own reasons for getting into the project and advantages and disadvantages, of different methods of raising Queens, a very interesting talk indeed!!
Wayne asked Glen to take the floor and let everyone know how the IT group is getting on,
The new Facebook page is up and running, and will have several people manning it eventually. those people have not been named as yet, The address is North Central Washington Beekeepers Association. We are working on The new website, The plan is to transition over to the new website when the subscription runs out on the current one.
Daryn gave the treasurers report, he said we had $50. last month and again this month from the rental of the extractor.,we have a new member this month who signed up online, Checking account holding $4200. and other account $1130. We now have a P.O.Box .for club business, should you need to get in touch via mail The address is :
North Central Washington Beekeepers Assoc. , P.O.Box 5052. Wenatchee WA. 98807. (PLEASE NOTE 98807, not 98801,)
Daryn gave Wayne 2 keys for the box. Wayne will have one & The Secretary has one, A rota will be organized for pick ups.
We have a guest speaker coming next month, Tim Hiatt , who will be here to speak to us about the Washington state Beekeepers Assoc. he will be available for questions afterwards.
Wayne introduced Mike McGregor to the group, and Mike told us about how he got started with bees & built up his operation to being a commercial Beekeeper, selling at Roslyn and Wenatchees farmers markets, and also doing pollination for the Almonds in California, He is currently setting up to produce Mead. ( Wayne also mentioned if anyone is interested in doing a mead class this year please get in touch.) he answered questions and we drew the meeting to a close,
The Next Bee Chat will be on 11/08 at El Agave , 800 N Wenatchee Ave.
Next business & Education meeting 11/18 5pm at Douglas Co. Fire Dept.
December Chat; TBA
Business & Education meeting; CANCELLED
I Apologize and will get last months minutes up ASAP. I am sorry for the delay. Teri.