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 ordered 10 cooking with honey cookbooks at a cost of $20.00 each. Four of these books have already been spoken for so there are and additional 6 still available. They will be available at the July meeting. If you want to be sure to get one, please contact Bob directly to reserve one now.
The NCSBA is making a request for donations for the Silent Auction at the NC State Beekeepers Association meeting on July 13-15. Bob will take any donations to the meeting.

Extraction Workshop: This years extraction workshop will be on 6/17 at 11 am. As in previous years, Tom and Linda Savage have generously offered us the use of their farm for this event. If you are planning to bring supers to be extracted, please contact Bob to let him know. This event will also be a potluck, so bring your favorite covered dish or dessert!
FINANCIAL REPORT
Amanda Blanks
*James Latimer gave the report as Amanda was absent due to a meeting conflict
*Current balance is $6718.45
*No deposits were recorded
SECRETARY REPORT

Mary Ann Rich

*Motion: Tom Savage, Second: Jim Hayward, April Minutes Approved
*Minutes will be taken by Whitney Barnes as Mary Ann Rich was absent due to a meeting conflict.
COMMITTEE REPORTS

Gardens
Lynn Wilson

*Veterans Garden: On May 19 at 9 am four cubic yards of mulch will be delivered and we need help spreading it. Please come out and help if you are available. A soil test was submitted, and we are awaiting results. The staff from Parks and Rec can help with future maintenance needs if given notice. Reminder: May 20 9:00-12pm please come out and help freshen up the garden before Memorial Day celebrations the following weekend.
*Mayo Community Garden: Lynn discussed a butterfly garden in the Mayo Community Garden in the Olive Hill area. She is looking to see if we can add a row of bee friendly trees.

Community Service
Whitney Barnes
*Sign Up Sheet: A sign up sheet was sent around for the various known upcoming events
*Bee Jubilee (6/24): The Granville County Bee Jubilee will be on June 24th. We had a table last year and are looking to support them again. For a fee of $20 we can sell honey, toys, and club apparel.
– Motion to pay $20 for table: Whitney Barnes, Second: Lynn Wilson, Motion Approved
*4-H Summer Fun Day: Waiting to discuss possible dates for this event with new 4-H agent when they arrive
*Personality (8/26): Amanda Blanks has reserved our table for this year. We are planning to run two shifts for this event.
*National Honey Bee Day(8/19): Looking to have a table as in previous years at the Person County Farmers Market for National Honey Bee Day on August 19.
Motion to pay up to $25 for table: Whitney Barnes, Second: Kim Buchanan, Motion Approved
*Library Display: Amanda Blanks has reserved the display case for us in August to coincide with National Honey Bee day. We need to reconfirm the actual dates for the display with her. We are still looking for someone who would like to put the display together.

State Fair Display
Kim Buchanan
*The initial meeting of this year’s State Fair Display Committee will take place immediately following tonight’s bee club meeting. Any and all are welcome to participate in whatever capacity they are able.

OLD BUSINESS

None
NEW BUSINESS:
Extractor
Mary Florence

*Our club’s extractor is currently at Todd and Inge’s home, but Mary will be taking over maintaining it for the club shortly. In order to rent it, you will need to call her at 919-724-6361 to reserve it. For a nominal fee, you will be renting both the extractor and some of the necessary equipment. You will, however, have to provide your own buckets. Everyone is reminded to properly clean the extractor and equipment prior to returning it. Many people suggested that taking it to the local car wash was a helpful way to clean the extractor.

Nature Journaling
Lynn Wilson

*Lynn attended a Nature Journaling workshop entitled “Pollinators and Plants” put on by Jane Eckenrow. Lynn was checking to see the level of interest within the club to sponsor a similar event in Person County. Ms. Eckenrow would be willing to do a three hour workshop for us for $150. Lynn generously offered to spearhead the program. The program would be offered to a minimum of 5 people at a cost of $30 per person. The fee would be reduced by the number of participants. The fees would go to reimburse the club for its initial layout of the funding to guarantee the program.
Motion to pay $150 for program: Whitney Barnes, Second: Lelia Gentry, Motion Approved

Guest Speaker: Randall Austin; Know Thy Enemy – Varrao Mites In The Hive 7:30pm

21 PCBA Members attending the meeting; and 1 guests
*Minutes submitted by Whitney Barnes

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