Category Archives: Meeting Minutes

May 2017

Person County Beekeepers Association Minutes May 18, 2017; 7:00 pm County Office Auditorium PRESIDENT & VP REPORTS: Jamie Latimer Jamie Latimer gave both reports as Bob Brauer was absent due to a meeting conflict. As decided at April meeting, Bob … Continue reading

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April 2017

Person County Beekeepers Association Minutes April 20,2017; 7:07pm County Office Auditorium President Report: Robert Brauer Earth Day 10am-Noon at Famers Market, and Library 1pm-3pm You can register on line now for the State Summer Meeting. There is a cut off … Continue reading

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March 2017

Person County Beekeepers Association Minutes March 16,2017; 7:00pm County Office Auditorium President Report: *Robert Brauer * You may now register for Summer Conference; July 13-15,2017 in Winston-Salem,NC VP report: James Latimer * Possible Topics: top bar hives, splits, for or … Continue reading

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February 2017

Person County Beekeepers Association Minutes February 16,2017; 7:00pm County Office Auditorium President Report: *Robert Brauer NCSBA has asked each chapter to nominate a beekeeper that stands out. Selected ones will be featured in Bee Buzz later this year. -Our chapter … Continue reading

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January 2017

Person County Beekeepers Association Minutes January 19,2017; 7:00pm County Office Auditorium PRESIDENT REPORT: *Robert Brauer was unable to be with us. James Latimer welcomed everyone to the meeting. VP REPORT: James Latimer *He explained Bee School vs. our regular business … Continue reading

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November 2015 Minutes

Becky and Ben Starr, owners of Starrlight Meadery in Pittsboro, shared their passion for mead-making, a simple recipe, and their products. Continue reading

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October 2015 Minutes

“LOOK! UP IN THE SKY! IT’S A BIRD! IT’S A PLANE! IT’S A SUPERORGANISM!” Randall Austin kept beekeepers smiling as he compared the honey bee colony to an individual mammal’s anatomy. There’s no such thing as a single honey bee. The essential diversity of bee responses, to temperature thresholds in the hive, for instance, is a very good thing that would-be bee breeders need to keep in mind. Do we really want ALL the bees to have ALL the traits? He recommends Jurgen Tautz’s The Buzz About Bees (available courtesy of PCBA at the Person County Library) for more details about the superorganism. He challenged us to become colony keepers (instead of beekeepers) and to align our objectives with colony objectives. Continue reading

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August 2015 Minutes

August 20, 2015 County Office-Auditorium WELCOME.  Carol Carter welcomed the group and introduced the speaker, Todd Walker. PROGRAM/ PREPARING FOR WINTER:   Todd’s previous preparation checklist included:  Check queen, check hives, check resources.   Now he checks queen, looks for … Continue reading

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September 2015 Minutes

September 17, 2015 County Office-Auditorium WELCOME./THANK  YOU.  Mary Dietz introduced Person County Library director Christy Bondy, who thanked PCBA for books donated this year and Amanda Blanks for August exhibit that stimulated questions about PCBA and circulation of bee books.  … Continue reading

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July 2015 Minutes

BEE ALLERGIES and EPI-PENS were the topics presented by nurse and beekeeper, Michele Warren and Timberlake pharmacist Sara Biever … and included a chance to practice with Epi-Pen. Continue reading

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