March 9, 2019 Beekeepers of the Bitterroot Meeting Minutes

Meeting Start: 9:06 am

Financial report: Unchanged from February meeting. Balance approximately $4, 780.

Expect a winter mortality questionnaire soon to an email near you.

One scholarship available for 4H or Ag student interested in raising bees and fills out an application.

Order your bees now! Western Bee (406-883-2918) and Murdoch’s ( still have a few packages available. Nucs are available from Sunrise (509-999-2252), Outdoor Bee ( and Buzz’s bees (530-532-4302.)


Warren gave a tutorial in how to install packages and Nucs and tips for success. Question and answer session followed.


Meeting end: 10:30 am.

Beekeepers of the Bitterroot will be holding our regular monthly meeting on Saturday March 9th from 9-11 AM at the Mosaic Church at 206 W Main in Hamilton 2 doors west of the Naps Restaurant.


The agenda will include discussion of installing NUCS and packages as well as review of assembly, painting, and setup of hives.  (Hopefully you are well on your way with this part of beekeeping startup.)