Beekeepers of the Bitterroot

Meeting Notes

November 11, 2017


New officers elected by acclamation:

  • President – Loren Stormo

  • Vice President – Tim Meyer

  • Secretary/Treasurer – Diane McBride


Ideas/to-do list for the coming year:

  • Purchase a microscope

  • Write club bylaws

  • “Bee-ginner” class on January 27 at Bitterroot College – volunteers needed!

  • Facilitate more local group activities, small group inspections, mentoring relationships

  • Encourage hobbyists to register their apiaries with the Montana Department of Agriculture

  • Hold intermediate/advanced workshops in conjunction with the Missoula beekeeping club

  • Randy Oliver presentation at UM July 6 and field day at Ft. Missoula

  • Form a club apiary

  • Find a permanent home for club equipment storage and use



  • Warren Neyenhuis moves that the club forms a committee to investigate purchasing a microscope and display peripherals at a cost of $500.

  • Diane McBride seconds.

  • Motion carries.

  • Committee: Loren Stormo, Warren Neyenhuis, Diane McBride


Club website – Tim Meyer has been updating the website. Take a look at


No meeting in December or January. Loren will send out a Doodle poll soon to schedule a “Bee-ginner” class planning meeting.