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November Beekeepers Meeting

posted Oct 25, 2017, 8:04 AM by Mary Phillips

Dunn County Beekeepers Association

Menomonie Alliance Church Room 116

Agenda for 11/13/2017

7 p.m.

Call meeting to order - 1 minute

Roll call – Please sign in on sign-in sheet at the table as you enter the room

Secretary’s Report – Please read minutes on line - 1 minute for corrections / additions

Treasurer Report – Mary B. – 2 minutes

Old Business

  1. Club Extractor housed by Duane has been returned – Thanks!

  2. Organization topics - Member Services

    1. Roster and email list – Mary B. and Mary P. - 3 minutes

  3. Organization topic – Liability insurance / Non-profit status – 3 minutes for any updates

  4. WHPA Convention Queen Auction support - 1 minute

    1. Dave W. – items purchased by club to donate to auction

    2. Sarah - scarves

    3. Jenny – Clothes pin dress and decorator honey comb plate

New Business

  1. Organization Topics

    1. Financial: Nancy W. & Jenny – draft budget – review excel worksheet via TV – 25 minutes

  2. Pollinator Friendly Habitat sub-group update – Mary L. (co-chair) – 3 minutes

  3. Workshop discussion – February 3, 2018

    1. Registration flyer – need final document – Tom and Dave W. – 2 minutes

      1. Fee?

    2. Advertising person – binder available on what was done in 2017 – 2 minutes

    3. Course materials – slide show, props – Tom and Dave W.

      1. Round Robin sessions – 7 minutes

    4. Attendee materials – 5 minutes

      1. Workbook – printing

      2. Paperback book – First Lessons in Bee Keeping

      3. Other items?

    5. Lunch / break menu – Kathy W. – 5 minutes

    6. Vendor catalogs - Veronica – 2 minutes

    7. Presentation materials – items club has for events – who has them? Bring to workshop

    8. Room set up – logistics, keys, sound system, tables, etc. – Willie – 1 minute

    9. Other items?

  4. Club exchanging of agendas with other area clubs – Polk/Burnett, St. Croix, Chippewa/Eau Claire - Jenny – 2 minutes

  5. Christmas/News Year’s Holiday party proposal – Willie – 3 minutes

Next Month’s agenda topics – give topics to Jenny

 



Old Business Continued…
SOP Review
  1. Bee ordering and pickup/delivery of package bees through club – Mary B.

  2. Use of club equipment – extractor – please read document sent w/agenda

      1. Tag / label as club equipment

      2. Other equipment?

        1. Uncapping tank (base with honey gate, tub without bottom, strainer grate, crossbar, cover)

        2. Hot uncapping knife

        3. Strainer (primary and secondary screens)

  3. Benefits of Membership document - please read file sent with agenda - Veronica

     

Meeting adjourn

Beekeeper stories / questions

 


Tasks for beekeepers:


How to store wood ware and wax for the winter – volunteers


Feed bees


Ready candy boards and winterizing materials


Clean up supers and store properly

 


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