Monthly Meeting Notes - November 16, 2021
Apple Grove Beekeepers Association
Slade called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Members Present (15) - Guests Present (4)
Slade welcomed members and our guests to the meeting and commented it was nice seeing such a nice group of people in attendance!
Jeff Maurer presented the Treasurer’s Report:
Jeff commented he has been unable to get to the Blue Ridge Bank to close the account which was originally opened by John Beers (our previous Treasurer). Jeff will need to be added to the signature card for that account. Once that has been done, he will then close the account and deposit the money to the account he has opened with Essex Bank.
BLUE RIDGE BANK ACCOUNT - June Balance: $2,259.67
Cash on Hand - $362.01
As of October 1, 2021
Blue Ridge Bank Account - $2,467.67 (Deposit made in amount of $208.00)
Cash on Hand - $124.01
Essex Bank Account - $300.00 (minimum amount needed to open - used $238.00 cash on hand, Dues Collected $60.00, Donation $2.00)
Linda asked if anyone heard how Dennis Conrad did at the Honey Booth at the State Fair. Doug commented that he saw a list and he thought Dennis did pretty well. He remembered seeing Apple Grove Beekeepers closer to the top of the list. Linda said she would send Dennis an email to thank him for volunteering his time and his effort for the club.
Karen Hart was present and she is willing to work on the FaceBook account for us, however she will need to be allowed access. She is not the administrator. Linda said she would email John to ask him to give Karen administrator rights so that we can use her help.
Slade Hart asked if there were any volunteers to help with the Solar Project in getting pricing together for the equipment/clothing/bees, etc. that we will present to Energix. Chip Carpenter, Mat Lewis and Jim MacInnis volunteered. Slade forwarded the last communication he had with Julia Armstrong, Project Development Associate to Chip Carpenter.
Slade mentioned that the Louisa High School has invited us to their Bee Yard at any time we feel it could be useful.
Our meeting topic was a round table discussion and Q & A. We had good discussion on topics that included feeding, when to remove candy boards, projects to prepare for the Spring, treatments for pest control, and good resources include Virginia State Beekeepers Association, magazines such as Bee Culture and American Bee Journal. Some folks asked for a copy of the list of providers of Packages, Nucs and Queens. Linda will email that list out to those who requested it.
We decided to skip our December meeting due to it falling on the 21st of the month. Our meetings will resume in January. We are planning to hold our Beginner Beekeeping Class in February.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
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