April 14, 2018,  Bee Club Meeting

Minutes from April 14

Started at 9:04

  • Approved minutes from the March meeting. 

  • Financial Report Income $1,875 ($905 for Beeginner Class, $975 for 39 memberships)  Expenses as of end of Feb  $916 ($790 program expense, $126 Administrative)  Balance approx. $3100.

  • Membership report  - 39 paid members so far

  • Importance of tracking volunteer time and expenses for us and RC&D

  • Status of package availability and delivery from Western Bee and NUC Sold out, still planning April 27th.    Outdoor Bee – 1 week later!!  Sat. May 5th 4-5pm at Mt. Firewood Products at 127 Bell Crossing West Victor, MT

  • Still some NUCs available from Arlee Apiaries

  • Meeting place now relocated to Mosaic Church, 206 Main in Hamilton

  • Anyone interested in catching swarms? Email Tim Meyer to get on the list.

  • Motion made, seconded, discussed to get a club apiary. Discussed options for location including Dutch Hill Road, Kerry’s place, or Teller Refuge. Motion passed with location still being researched.

  • Update on editing by-laws for our club

  • Cleaning Ft. Missoula UM Beekeeping facility.  Saturday, Apr 21

  • Don’t forget Randy Oliver Field Camp July 6th and 7th

  • For sale: Dadant 6-frame hand-crank model, brand new. Price TBD but less than new price of approx. $525. Leave a message for Rob at 258-3867

  • Missoula club plans on Autumn Fluke, queen cell construction in May, weather permitting.

  • Warren and Kirk are going to put together a queen order. Contact them soon if you want in on it. 
     
    9:40 – 11:00    Testing bees for Nosema -

The April meeting is scheduled for April 14th from 9 - 11 am at the Hamilton Assembly of God Church at 601 W Main Street in Hamilton.
Please bring a non-perishable food item to contribute to the church's food bank to express our appreciation for the use of the space!

Agenda:

We are still working on the agenda and topics to be discussed - BUT BE SURE IT WILL BE OF INTEREST.

We intend on using our recently acquired microscope to examine bee samples for Nosema - Sampling Instructions can be found on our RESOURCES page as well as information on other bee pests and diseases.

If you have any specific questions or suggestions for a topic send us an email and we'll try to get it added.

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