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  • Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:47 AM | Anonymous

    No Meeting minutes, as meeting called off   due to COVID 19 .

  • Monday, March 16, 2020 1:40 PM | Anonymous

    North Central Washington, Beekeepers Association.

    Minutes  for March 15th 2020

    Board present :

    Lee Maden, President. Walt Kursave, Vice President.

    Jessica Richardson, Treasurer, Teri Mcgarr, Secretary.

    Guest Speaker:  Brad Smith.

    In attendance  7 members And 4 non members.

    Lee Maden opened the meeting  and we discussed The Chelan co. fair,  He met with the Fair Board last week and as long as it is going ahead this year , we will be having a booth again. 

    We have renewed our membership with WASBA .

    We passed around the budget proposal,  it was voted on by the attending members and passed unanimously .

    We discussed the current health situation and wether we should or should not  meet next month,We have decided to see how the situation goes and decide closer to the 19th , as that would be bee pick up weekend anyway.

    Lee Then introduced Brad Smith,  Who  introduced himself  as having 12 years military service, a Batchelor of Science in Biology from CWU . Worked as a crop consultant for agro management in Yakima,  The USDA as a researcher and investigator and running the Export Apple Program for the PNW. 

    Brad spoke at length about the Asian Giant Hornet.  

    This was our first meeting at the Douglas co. PUD Auditorium and all said they would be happy to meet there again. 

    There will be no Bee Chat next month Due to the Covid -19 Restrictions, 

    The Apiary Visit and Bee Fair  on the 28th is also being Rescheduled.

    Teri McGarr. Secretary. 


  • Tuesday, February 18, 2020 3:37 PM | Anonymous

    M inutes of

    North Central Washington Beekeepers Assoc.

    meeting for February 16th 2020

    Board members present:

    Lee Maden, President , Walt Kursave, vice president, Teri McGarr, Secretary.

    Lee opened the meeting and discussed a letter he had from WASBA. Regarding dues and how they are paid,

    after some discussion, about it, Kristen made a motion to pay them $1. a head and pay more when we get more members.

    The motion was carried and voted on.

    Ag Supply has been in touch asking for members to talk to their customers over a week, Lee Maden & Teri McGarr will be meeting with the manager this week.

    Walt, and Kristen both volunteered to help.

    Al asked about the Bee Buy, it is now on the dashboard of the website.

    Our first Apiary Visit is on March 28th at 11:30 AM at the McGarrs.

    In Sunnyslope.

    The are also having an Open Day, with a BBQ and live music later on

    several members will be doing Hive inspections, and several of our lady members will be giving talks and or demonstrations of things they make with bee products.

    We will also have a talk on mead making. It should be fun. Any questions, feel free to give Teri a call.

    also, If you would like to host an Apiary Visit this year, please contact a board member and arrange one. Last years were fun!

    Jeff took us through navigation of the website. And asked if anyone had any photos they'd like to put on the website to please send them to him. At his email address.

    Next Bee chat 12th March TBA

    Next Biz Ed. March 15th at the Douglas Co. PUD Bldg. In East Wenatchee, 5PM

    We have a guest speaker , Brad Smith, who is formerly with the USDA.

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:38 PM | Anonymous

    AGM minutes January 19th2020   

    North Central Washington Beekeepers Assoc.

    Board Members Present:

    Kristen Taylor, President.

    Lee Maden, Vice President. Peter Hill, Treasurer, Teri McGarr Secretary.

    Kristen opened the meeting there were 15 members in attendance.

    Jeff Hampton & Lee McGarr read the Audit report,

    * NOTE there was a $300. discrepancy from the 2017 administration,

    Peter explained this discrepancy is now a matter of record.

    The members voted to note the discrepancy and move on.

    There were also expenditures made by the previous president that were never voted on or approved by the club, but these were deemed not fraudulent , but not approved.

    There was a discrepancy with the ledger, Peter will meet with the Audit committee and go over the problem areas.

    Peter discussed the budget, he sent out in Aug but had no replies or feedback to,

    Caden Eagle made a motion to table the budget and Peter seconded it.

    Lee Maden went over the By laws changes, which were made as a result of members input.

    Peter voiced his concern over the Treasurers part of the by laws, and Lee Maden explained why they were made more difficult.

    Peters second issue was over the Debit card and why we need it.

    Jessica Richardson said By laws could be voted on and changed by line after being voted on,

    Brandon Marsh suggested verbage change

    that the $300. lifetime membership, becomes per individual,

    and that we strike the line for no Debit card. Lee Maden suggested striking the line for the petty cash aswell , All agreed , it was seconded and voted on ,

    The by Laws were passed. Effective as of the vote 01/19/2020

    Also , Effective Feb 1. 2020 The Google group will no longer be used .

    This is for several reasons but the main reason being ,

    we need people to use the website, everything needing done can be done on the website,

    we will do a tutorial on this soon.

    The McGarrs are doing the spring bee buy but it is still a ways away ,

    we do not have prices or or what castes will be available. But we do know it will be Ruben Klimock & Charles Shaefer who are selling.

    The club agreed that as we Do not receive any discount that Individuals can buy directly from the vendor, their emails and details will be posted on the website and we will provide a location for pick up and educational assistance.

    It will be posted on the website when the information is available.

    Jeff and Jessica both have venues available for delivery .

    More will be available on the subject as time progresses.

    Our Board positions are up for renewal, and Kristen and Peter have decided to step down,

    we voted the following in as our new board.

    Lee Maden is going forth as President, Walt Kursave as Vice President , Jessica Richardson as Treasurer, And Teri McGarr remains as Secretary

    Lee McGarr made a motin to purchase new name tag holders as we currently do not have enough.

    It was seconded and we will get more.

    Rick Auger was given a box of books apparently belonging to the club, by the Douglas County Firehouse,

    It was voted on both Washington Master Beekeepers Assoc And WASBA , for us to be associated with .


    Bee Chat; Feb 13th 6pm Olive Garden. East Wenatchee

    Biz Ed; Feb 16th Easy st. Firehall. Wenatchee

    Bee Chat; March 12th TBA

    Biz Ed; March 15th Douglas Co. PUD East Wenatchee.

    Mead Class 15th February, at Tierra Learning Center, Cut off date is Feb 1st. Note Mead class is now  ** CANCELLED

    Apprentice Class March 7th , 14th, & 21st. The Henry Bldg. Cashmere 9am -1pm

    Minutes are posted on the website , and obviously will not be sent via E-mail after this month.

    Teri A. McGarr

    Secretary. NCWBA.

  • Saturday, December 28, 2019 3:17 PM | Anonymous

    Minutes of Monthly Business /Education Meeting . December 15th 2019

    Board members Present: Kristen Taylor, (Acting President ) Lee Maden, (Vice President) Peter Hill (Treasurer) Teri McGarr. (Secretary)

    Kristen opened the meeting 18 people were present .

    Next Bee chat 9th Jan LTBA

    Next Meeting 19th at Easy St. Fire station.

    A Motion was called to Authorize payment to Jeff for Paying for the website . (which was temorarily closed down for several days, Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.)Motion was approved.

    A Motion was called to continue to pay $20. per month to the Chelan Co. Firehall for the use of the Easy St. facility. Motion was approved.

    Al Zalweski made a motion to table the google group cancellation. After a group discussion about why it was being cancelled.

    New member Derek Dunbar suggested a private Facebook group that is members only, to replace Google group.

    This is easily added to our existing Facebook .

    Teri suggested a Tech Committee to help teach how to use the website to its potential,

    would anyone be interested?

    Al did a Power point Presentation on Oxalic Acid Dribble Method.

    We had a good turn out of people who brought their Honey, and we had a good gathering after the meeting for tasting honey.

    We have our Elections next month, and so far no one has come forward to take over as Treasurer or Vice President. If you have any suggestions or would like to put your name forward, please contact a Board member.

    My Apologies for the late Minutes .

    Teri McGarr Secretary. NCWBA

  • Monday, November 18, 2019 12:47 PM | Anonymous


    Minutes of Monthly Business /Education Meeting .

    November 17th 2019

    Board members Present:Kristen Taylor, (Acting President ) Lee Maden, (Vice President) Teri McGarr. (Secretary)

    Kristen opened the meeting around 19 or 20 people were present . Including 4 prospective members.

    Thiago Moraes, Craig Dunning and Al Zellewski did an interesting presentation on one of the ways to raise Queens that they have had quite successful results with. Their goal is to be able to have enough Queens that they will be able to provide club members with Queens if needed.

    In Business.

    Board Member positions are up for renewal ,

    Kristen And Peter will be stepping down in January.

    Please submit your nominations for board members to any board member.

    Our By Laws are also up for changes. Please go to our website for the proposal,

    and read them . We will be discussing them again in January and voting on them at that time.

    Dues are up for renewal, and must be paid by Jan 21st.

    Bee Chat will be Dec 12. Location to be announced.

    Next meeting Dec 15. at Chelan co. Firehouse, 206 Easy St. Wenatchee.

    Jeff Hampton will be doing a mead class . Date to be Announced.

    Steve Foley will be doing The Apprentice Beekeeper class March 7th, 14 th and 21st 9AM-1PM

    In the Henry Bldg. 120 Cottage Ave. Cashmere. .

    The book is available to print off the website free at

    Teri McGarr

    Secretary NCWBA

  • Monday, November 18, 2019 12:45 PM | Anonymous

    There was no regular meeting in October.

    Instead we had a social event, minutes were not taken.

    Teri McGarr.

    Secretary. NCWBA

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019 1:18 PM | Anonymous

     Minutes of Meeting of 09/15/2019

    Board Members present : Kristin Taylor, Lee Maden, Teri McGarr


    Kristen opened the meeting by saying that we will no longer be using the Douglas Co. Firehall for our meetings after Oct 1st.

    We are looking for somewhere else to meet .and may use the Chelan Co. Firehall on Easy St.

    Kristen spoke to Steve during the week, who will be doing his regular Apprentice class in March.

    We will be giving more information on that soon.

    We also have a mead class coming up possibly in January.

    We will have more details of that also.

    Education :

    Lee Maden, Walt Kursave, & Lee McGarr  told how they prepare for fall & winter. Discussing  various methods including what NOT to do. to get your hives through the winter.

    Bee Chat. Oct 10  VENUE TBA

    Next Meeting Oct 20th VENUE TBA

    Teri A. McGarr

    Secretary. NCWBA.

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019 5:44 PM | Anonymous

    Minutes of  NCWBA meeting August 18th 2019

    Board Members Present : Kristen Taylor, Lee Maden, Teri McGarr,  Peter Hill

    Dates  Bee Cha:t Sept 12  place TBA

    Next BIZ ED: Sept 15th  Douglas co. Firehall.

    Kristen opened the meeting .

    We are still trying to approve  a budget, 

    Our By laws committee and  Board advisory team is  awaiting replies to emails sent out ,

    Lee Maden our new vice president, explained that  it is very  important that  people read through the by laws  and let him know if you have any suggestions for them.,


     Kristen has contacted several places about storage units the one next to the Post Office on Maple st is wanting $69. a month for a 5x10 lock up. a Bit steep.


     Vern said he and Julie had taken inventory on Sunday.

    Once we get a lock up sorted out it will be transferred there. And we will assign caretakers.

    The Books belonging to the clubare at my house,  The extractor  will eventually be with me also.

    I will take an inventory of the books this week.
    We need a team for education  Vern is interested, as were several other members.


    Kristen also mentioned she had sent out an email asking what people would like to see happenning  education wise, but has not had any replies yet.We need to know !!

    Peter discussed the revolving savings account.

    Our Education Panel was Craig Genereux, Lee McGarr and Walt Kursave, who discussed their  various mite programs. 

    I don’t mind saying this was a fun informative meeting,  there was plenty of participation from all who attended,

    Teri. A. McGarr.


  • Monday, June 24, 2019 10:43 AM | Anonymous

    Board members in attendance: Kristen Taylor,  Teri McGarr,  Daryn Klinginsmith 

    Steve Foley attended and  we had a  good discussion on  swarms, and everything swarming ,  It was nice to see Steve as hes an excellent speaker and teacher.

    We  badly need to update our swarm list, if you are interested in being on the swarm team ,please contact Kristen. 

    Andy Kahn, Craig Genereux and Darren (whos buddy is Peter Hill and wasn't present ) talked about  the Bee Buddies, and why it is a good idea to have a buddy to help out when needed. 

    they encourage anyone to buddy up, 

    Daryn & Peter  help each other out when needed, Craig and Andy work more as a team. it was an interesting chat. 

     For the Business  meeting   the following  were discussed.

    Erin O'Rourke   from WSU  bee lab will be here in july for our meeting and to test hives for the lab.  she will be testing different areas of the Valley. 

    Beginner Beekeepers Class 3, 4, !0th Aug,  Please contact Al for details.

    N.W.District Beekeepers  conference will be held  Sept 21st,  from 9-5  Kristen went last year and says it was very good, contact

    The  Annual BBQ is planned for Aug !0th at Rocky Reach, Upper Stand , Please bring a pot luck item,  there is a lovely play area right there so bring the kids! we'll be having beef and chicken,  we supply everything you just bring yourself , your drinks and an item to share if you wish. 

    Caden Eagles  Apiary visit went well, we had a good turnout and I think we all benefitted from it.  we are looking for volunteers for the next ones.  

    Lee shared  one of the observation hives he is currently building,  they will be on permenant loan to the club, anyone who needs them can use them,  they take 5 frames below and one above, you supply the bees!  

    Next Bee Chat July  11th Mai Lee Thai . East Wenatchee.  6pm. 

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