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!


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.