January 17, 2017
Meeting called to order by President Conrad at 1900
The awards for the photo and super contest were presented to:
1st Sherrie Kelly
2nd Daniel Racette
3rd Joyce Tally and Christina Racette tied.
1st Marc Racette
2nd Doug Anderson
3rd Ann Buckner
Ann Buckner talked about and demonstrated a new smoker fuel called “kwikstart”. It offers about 10 minutes of heatless smoke.
President Conrad talked about nosema and how it has affected his hives and the difficulty of treating a hive in the winter.
Susie Vander Bush talked about creating a web page for the club and what would be needed and how to register a domain name. Susie made a motion to obtain a free .ORG address that was seconded by
Doug Anderson, motion carried unanimously.
Bethany Racette demonstrated how to assemble two type of cardboard nuc boxes and why you should have them at your apiary.
John Beers talked about swarm boxes and brought in some that he has made to demonstrate how they work. He is also making them and offering them for sell at $52 each.
Meeting adjourned at 2045.