Board members present, Wayne Ranne, Kristen Taylor, Daryn Klingensmith, Teri McGarr.
Members present 18.
Wayne opened the meeting and introduced our guest speaker,
Mr Tim Hiatt, who is the legislative chair and a member of WASBA. along with his brothers, Tim has 18,000 colonies. he came to talk to us a little about the legislative side of working with bees. he told us there had been a shake up at WASBA and there is an updated curriculum for Journeyman and Master beekeepers, as well as a "Beginning Beekeeping" class, which leads to the apprentice class and is a 12 lesson program.These classes would be (Beginning) $20. (Apprentice) $20. (Journeyman) $30, and (Master) $50.Daryn asked when our dues were due for WASBA as a club, Tim said he needed to speak to the exec. secretary, and theyd get it up to date. Tim showed us a brief video, and told us about a research facility that is in the works, in Pullman.if anyone would like to receive his newsletters, please drop him an email at : firstname.lastname@example.org
next Wayne introduced Al, who told us about a seminar he went to in Spokane on Saturday, he told us it was quite interesting , there were A lot of very good speakers and they plan to do it every year, he said it was well worth the $50. he has offered to look into the Beginners beekeeping program from WASBA and says he feels we need to transmit social responsibility to hobbyists, he also asked if there was anyone interested in the journeyman class, and a few raised said they were, the new curriculum is almost ready, he will speak to Steve Foley about it. He then showed us a TO DO LIST, which is going to be part of our new website. also said he'd found 'NOTE' on his computer was a pretty good way to keep track of hives.
Daryn gave the treasurers report, we have $5372. in our accounts, 0 new members this last month , but around 10 in total in the last 6 months , He says he was approached by Pybus university, to do a beekeeping seminar, possibly in Jan.
Jeff and Steve will be doing the mead class again this year, more will be posted about that . tentatively set for Jan 12.
Wayne asked Lee McGarr to take the floor and tell the club about products and services that Wenatchee Valley Bee & Supply has to offer, woodenware, mite treatments, advice and mentoring are among them.
Lee has a list for a bulk order if anyone wants to order, it will not be an order like we are used to, in as much as orders will be individually sorted and then the person will be called when it is ready. he also stresses anything in the catalog can be ordered, it just may take a few days.
anyone interested can contact him through the group.
Afterwards we sampled some lovely honeys, Al even brought one that came from Isreal. Well Done to all!! and Thanks to Wayne & Janice for supplying breadsticks and crackers.
Bee Chat on Dec 13 TBA .
**Note NO DEC business Education meeting.
Bee Chat January 8 2019 TBA
Our next Business Education meeting is Jan 20th 2019.
Also I have renewed our use of The Douglas co. Firehall for the next year.