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October 18, 2018, Secretary Minutes

6:30 President, Doug Galloway gave invocation and started the meeting

Secretary’s Report for September meeting emailed by Linda Moretz (motion made to pass minutes by Mack Whiteside and Tim McGee – secretary minutes passed)

Treasure’s Report for September emailed by Melodie Yancey (motion made to pass by Edwin Miller and Kandus Passig – treasures report passed)

Program Chair, Mickey Hollar – November meeting will be about Queen Rearing guest speaker Terry Dyson

Vice President, Tracey Carriker reminder to turn in your GAP photos/forms.  If you need forms to fill out, please see Tracey.

New Business:

Doug Galloway:

NCSBA has asked if Caldwell County Beekeepers would be willing to help co-host the Summer Beekeeping Conference in 2019 which will be in Hickory, NC.  They need volunteers and our commitment.  The vote was to help co-host this event; 7 tentative members have agreed to help where needed.

There will be a Silent Auction at this event.  Our members voted to donate a basket for the auction.  Melodie Yancey volunteered to donate the basket. Donations are needed.  Kandus Passig will collect items and put the basket together.

November 6th is Election Day, 6 Amendments to the NC Constitution are on the ballot.  Please go vote as these amendments will affect all of us.

Introduced Guest Speaker, Burton Beasley to talk about Mead Making. Suggested books to read about making mead; The Complete Mead Maker by Ken Schramm and Making Mead (Honey Wine) by Roger A. Morse.  Burton also mentioned if you have interest in making mead you might be interested in Mead Day with Alternative Beverage in Belmont.  See following link to their Website for more info http://ebrew.com/

 

Door Prizes – congrats to the following winners: Burton Beasley, Kandus Passig, Tim McGee, Doug Galloway, Cecil Shields, Sara Kennedy, Robert Smith, Melodie Yancey

 

Upcoming Events:

 

 

 

Reminder: Due to the Eastern Apiculture Society Meeting from July 15 -19, 2019, which falls during the week of our regularly scheduled meeting, our officers have agreed to a date change on next year’s calendar of meeting. The July 18, 2019 meeting will be moved back a week to Thursday, July 25, 2019.

Mickey Hollar has Raffle tickets for the Hive Scale donated by Hidden Happiness Bee Farm go on sale. A ticket is $5.00 or 3 tickets for $10.00.

The Honey Extractor is now back at the Extension Office, if you would like to use it, please contact one of the officers so they can advise the Agriculture Extension office that you will be coming to pick it up.  There is a time slot and limit as to how the extractor can be checked out.

 

 

 

Ongoing:

-GAP initiative.

-VOLUNTEERS EDUCATION:  Tracey Carriker, Linda  Moretz (when available), Doug Galloway, Mack Whiteside, Amy Burchette, Aziz Bootwala, Edwin Miller, Scott Barlow, Patrick Muldoon, Bud Faw, Danny & Mary Jaynes, Sara Kennedy (new member), Jeffrey Smith wants to accompany someone first time. ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED PLEASE LET LINDA MORETZ KNOW.

Mickey Hollar is in charge of refreshments and needs folks to volunteer during the year to pick a month to bring some goodies for our meetings.

8:00 pm -Meeting adjourned

Attendance October: 23

Minutes by Linda Moretz, Secretary

Future Chapter Meetings at 6:30 pm:  

2018 Chapter Meetings:

Nov 15: Terry Dyson / Queen Rearing

Dec 20: Christmas Dinner (where TBD)

 

 

2019 Chapter Meetings/Tentative Schedule of Speakers

Jan 17: Karen Speer / From Hobby to Business

Feb 21: Danny Jaynes / Beginning Beekeeping Workshop

Mar 21: Dr. James Nieland / Chiropractor Beekeeper Back Health

Apr 18: George McAllister

May 16: Bryan Fisher / Splits

June 20: Dr. Bill Herring / Anaphylactic Shock

July 25: TBD

Aug 15: Annual Picnic

Sept 19: Emily Trescot / Wax Comb and Candles

Oct 17: Robert Smith / How to Build Affordable Woodenware/Sizes

Nov 21:  TBD

Dec 19: Annual Christmas Dinner

 

2019 American Beekeeping Federation Conference

When: 01/06/2019
Where: 2019 American Beekeeping Federation Conference & Tradeshow
Sheraton Myrtle Beach
2101 N Oak St
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina  29577
United States
Contact: American Beekeeping Federation (ABF)
info@abfnet.org
404-760-2875

https://www.abfnet.org/event/abf2019

 

 

 

Caldwell County Beekeepers Class 2019

Feb 16, 21, 23

 

Future Conference Meeting

The Spring 2019 Joint NCSBA and SCBA Meeting, March 1 & 2 in Monroe NC.

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September 20, 2018, Secretary Minutes

6:45 President, Doug Galloway gave invocation and started the meeting

Secretary’s Report for August meeting emailed by Linda Moretz (motion made to pass minutes by Mack Whiteside and Danny Jaynes – secretary minutes passed)

Treasure’s Report for August emailed by Melodie Yancey (motion made to pass by Patrick Muldoon and Linda Moretz – treasures report passed)

Program Chair, Mickey Hollar – October meeting will be about mead making with guest speaker Burton Beasley

Vice President, Tracey Carriker reminder to turn in your GAP photos/forms

New Business:

Doug Galloway talked about officers to serve in 2019 and asked Linda Moretz to share the list of nominees who are willing to serve our association in 2019.  The list of nominees are as follows:

Doug Galloway remain as President, Tracey Carriker as Vice President, Mickey Hollar as Program Chair.   Melodie Yancey (Treasurer) and Linda Moretz (Secretary) asked to step down for 2019.  The Nominations Committee nominated Julia Brown for Treasurer and Sara Kennedy as Secretary. The floor was open to other nominations (none recommended). Danny Jaynes confirmed the 2019 nominees by acclamation.

2019 Caldwell County Beekeepers’ Officers

Doug Galloway, President

Tracey Carriker, Vice President

Mickey Hollar, Program Chair

Julia Brown, Treasurer

Sara Kennedy, Secretary

Thanks to these individuals who are willing to serve our association in 2019!

NCSBA has asked if Caldwell County Beekeepers would be willing to help co-host the Summer Beekeeping Conference in 2019 which will be in Hickory, NC.  They need volunteers and our commitment, so please consider if you are willing to put in some time and work for this event.  Be prepared to vote at the October meeting.  There will be a Silent Auction at this event and donations are needed.

Dave Ackerman, Program Director of the Beekeepers of Wilkes County invited any of our members who are interested to attend their October 8, 2018 meeting. Speaker will be the NCDA & CS director of Pest Management. Prior to the meeting the Private Pesticide Applicators License test will be given. If you are interested in taking it, contact Dave to arrange to receive study material and details about the testing.

 

2019 American Beekeeping Federation Conference

When: 01/06/2019
Where: 2019 American Beekeeping Federation Conference & Tradeshow
Sheraton Myrtle Beach
2101 N Oak St
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina  29577
United States
Contact: American Beekeeping Federation (ABF)
info@abfnet.org
404-760-2875

https://www.abfnet.org/event/abf2019

 

Due to the Eastern Apiculture Society Meeting from July 15 -19, 2019, which falls during the week of our regularly scheduled meeting, our officers have agreed to a date change on next year’s calendar of meeting. The July 18, 2019 meeting will be moved back a week to Thursday, July 25, 2019.

A suggestion was made to move the August Picnic back to a time that may not be so hot, after review and a vote, the decision was made to leave in August.

Mickey Hollar has Raffle tickets for the Hive Scale donated by Hidden Happiness Bee Farm go on sale. A ticket is $5.00 or 3 tickets for $10.00.

The Honey Extractor is now back at the Extension Office, if you would like to use it, please contact one of the officers so they can advise the Agriculture Extension office that you will be coming to pick it up.  There is a time slot and limit as to how the extractor can be checked out.

Glenn Hackney our guest speaker for the night talked about Nosema, tracheal mites, mini bacteria.  He also brought the needed tools so volunteers could dissect their bees and view them under the microscope.

 

 

Ongoing:

-GAP initiative.

-VOLUNTEERS EDUCATION:  Tracey Carriker, Linda  Moretz (when available), Doug Galloway, Mack Whiteside, Amy Burchette, Aziz Bootwala, Edwin Miller, Scott Barlow, Patrick Muldoon, Bud Faw, Danny & Mary Jaynes, Sara Kennedy (new member), Jeffrey Smith wants to accompany someone first time. ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED PLEASE LET LINDA MORETZ KNOW.

-Mickey Hollar is in charge of refreshments and needs folks to volunteer during the year to pick a month to bring some goodies for our meetings.

8:05 pm -Meeting adjourned

Attendance September: 38

Minutes by Linda Moretz, Secretary

Future Chapter Meetings at 6:30 pm:  

2018 Chapter Meetings:

Oct 18: Burton Beasley / Mead Making

Nov 15: Terry Dyson / Queen Rearing

Dec 20: Christmas Dinner (where TBD)

 

2019 Chapter Meetings/Tentative Schedule of Speakers

Jan 17: Karen Speer / From Hobby to Business

Feb 21: Danny Jaynes / Beginning Beekeeping Workshop

Mar 21: Dr. James Nieland / Chiropractor Beekeeper Back Health

Apr 18: George McAllister

May 16: Bryan Fisher / Splits

June 20: Dr. Bill Herring / Anaphylactic Shock

July 25: TBD

Aug 15: Annual Picnic

Sept 19: Emily Trescot / Wax Comb and Candles

Oct 17: Robert Smith / How to Build Affordable Woodenware/Sizes

Nov 21:  TBD

Dec 19: Annual Christmas Dinner

 

 

Caldwell County Beekeepers Class 2019

Feb 16, 21, 23

 

Future Conference Meeting

The Spring 2019 Joint NCSBA and SCBA Meeting, March 1 & 2 in Monroe NC.

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August 16, 2018, Secretary Minutes

Annual Picnic at Redwood Park

Blessing of Food by Edwin Miller

President, Doug Galloway not in attendance due to schedule conflict, Tracey Carriker lead the meeting.

Secretary’s Report for July meeting emailed by Linda Moretz (motion made to pass minutes)

Treasure’s Report for July emailed by Melodie Yancey (motion made to pass)

Program Chair, Mickey Hollar – September meeting will be about Nosema, if you would like to have your bees tested, bring approximately 30 bees in a jar in alcohol.

Vice President, Tracey Carriker discussed Fair setup and honey donations

Danny Jaynes: Needs help with robbing 5 hives

Mack Whiteside: Nominations for officers in 2019 (email sent out August 23 with recommendations as follows:

-It’s that time of year to consider our Associations officers for 2019.  The Nomination committee has spoken to each of the current officers to see if they are willing to serve in 2019.  The following officers have agreed to serve another year in their current positions – Doug Galloway as President, Tracey Carriker as Vice President, Mickey Hollar as Program Chair; however, Melodie Yancey (Treasurer) and Linda Moretz (Secretary) have asked to step down for 2019.  As announced at the August Picnic, Mack Whiteside along with other members of the Nominating Committee have suggested Julia Brown as a replacement for Treasurer and Sara Kennedy as Secretary.  Both these individuals have indicated they are willing to serve.  At the September meeting, the floor will be opened for other possible nominations and discussion.  Please plan to attend the September meeting to vote.

Ongoing:

-GAP initiative.

-VOLUNTEERS EDUCATION:  Tracey Carriker, Linda  Moretz (when available), Doug Galloway, Mack Whiteside, Amy Burchette, Aziz Bootwala, Edwin Miller, Scott Barlow, Patrick Muldoon, Bud Faw, Danny & Mary Jaynes, Sara Kennedy (new member), Jeffrey Smith wants to accompany someone first time. ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED PLEASE LET LINDA MORETZ KNOW.

-Mickey Hollar is in charge of refreshments and needs folks to volunteer during the year to pick a month to bring some goodies for our meetings.

7:25 pm -Meeting adjourned, fellowship continued

Attendance August: Approx 55

Minutes by Linda Moretz, Secretary

Future Chapter Meetings at 6:30 pm:  

Sept 20: Glenn Hackney / Nosema, tracheal mites, mini bacteria

Oct 18: Burton Beasley / Mead Making

Nov 15: Terry Dyson / Queen Rearing

Dec 20: Christmas Dinner (where TBD)

Caldwell County Beekeepers Class 2019

Feb 16, 21, 23

Future Conference Meeting

The Spring 2019 Joint NCSBA and SCBA Meeting will be held March 1, 2nd, 2019, in Monroe, NC. Details to come.

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July 26, 2018

Secretary Minutes

6:30 pm Meeting called to order by Doug Galloway

Invocation given by Doug Galloway

Secretary’s Report for June meeting emailed by Linda Moretz (motion made to pass minutes)

Treasure’s Report for June emailed by Melodie Yancey (motion made to pass)

Vice President, Tracey Carriker talked about forms for GAP initiative

Program Chair, Mickey Hollar – nothing new to report

 

New Business

-Doug Galloway

-recognized visitors

-gave an update on the GAP entry, our ranking and award received, and how to improve in the future – we need more participation and people involved.

-Caldwell County Fair: Booth setup  Mon 9/17, collect honey Tues, 9/18; we need volunteers to collect the honey and work at the booth; fair starts 9/18 thru 9/22 (Tues-Sat); do you have any extra honey you can donate to sell at the Fair, if so, bring it to the picnic.

-Reminder the Beekeeper’s Class for 2019 starts Feb 16, 21, 23 with practical scheduled for April 13.

-We will sell raffle tickets for $5 or 3 for $10 Sept-Nov for a hive scale. Money collected will go toward purchasing a 6F Electric Extractor.

-August Picnic – Doug will be out of town, so Tracey Carriker will head up the meeting and signup sheets for the picnic.

Doug introduced Tommy Helms from Cabarrus Beekeepers who talked about Kim Flottam speaking August 11; Tommy had tickets for sale for those interested in attending.

Doug introduced our guest speaker, Bryan Fisher who talked about Fall/Winter Preparation – highlights was testing for Varroa, having a treatment plan, different types of treatments,  check for food supply in the hive, have a plan for feeding if necessary, four things bees need: 1) Bees/Queen 2)Pollen 3)Nectar 4)Heat,  a couple of ways to help heat is push hives together, if you have a weaker hive – stack hives on top of each other using a Snelgrove type screen; note moisture and cold together kills bees, so you need to monitor moisture in the hive. ( I emailed the recipe for sugar cake prior that can help not only feed your bees, but help with moisture, if you need me to resend it to you let me know).

8:20 Prize Drawing – congrats to prize winners: Mack Whiteside, Patrick Muldoon, Tim McGee, Roy Bowman, David Oblak, Tracey Carriker, Stephanie Kelley, Seth Nagy.  Special thanks to the vendors and members that donated these items!

Ongoing:

-GAP initiative.

-VOLUNTEERS EDUCATION:  Tracey Carriker, Linda  Moretz (when available), Doug Galloway, Mack Whiteside, Amy Burchette, Aziz Bootwala, Edwin Miller, Scott Barlow, Patrick Muldoon, Bud Faw, Danny & Mary Jaynes, Sara Kennedy (new member), Jeffrey Smith wants to accompany someone first time. ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED PLEASE LET LINDA MORETZ KNOW.

-Mickey Hollar is in charge of refreshments and needs folks to volunteer during the year to pick a month to bring some goodies for our meetings.

8:25 -Meeting adjourned by Doug Galloway

Attendance April:  41

Minutes by Linda Moretz, Secretary

Future Chapter Meetings at 6:30 pm:  

August 16: Picnic

Sept 20: Glenn Hackney / Nosema

Oct 18: Burton Beasley / Mead Making

Nov 15: Terry Dyson / Queen Rearing

Dec 20: Christmas Dinner (where TBD)

Caldwell County Beekeepers Class 2019

Feb 16, 21, 23

Future Conference Meeting

The Spring 2019 Joint NCSBA and SCBA Meeting will be held March 1, 2nd, 2019, in Monroe, NC. Details to come.

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June 21, 2018 Chapter Minutes

Secretary Minutes

6:30 pm Meeting called to order by Doug Galloway

Invocation given by Doug Galloway

Secretary’s Report for May meeting emailed by Linda Moretz (motion made to pass minutes)

Treasure’s Report for May emailed by Melodie Yancey (motion made to pass)

Vice President, Tracey Carriker advised members all the Educational equipment has been brought back to the Library storage room near Agriculture Office.

New Business

-Doug Galloway

-recognized visitors

-talked about the upcoming State Conference speakers, GAP initiative entry, gave Melodie Yancey a moment to give an update on the T-Shirt design.

-talked about upcoming events in the community

-Caldwell County Fair – honey contest

-Blackberry Festival (members voted not to participate this year – fee increased)

-discussed Power companies spraying pesticides.  Doug is to meet with Blue Ridge to discuss this situation (chemical composition & mosquito sprays)

-mentioned possibility of members interested in attending some of the Catawba Valley Beekeepers’ meetings could carpool.

-August Picnic – Tracey Carriker will head up the meeting since Doug will be out of town.

-we need a count of members and their family that plan to attend, bring Honey Hole Game boards

Introduction of guest speaker, Tommy Helms; topic: honey bee swarms – (type of equipment, placement of box, lures, feeding, and treating swarms)

7:50 Prize Drawing – congrats to prize winners: Rimley Fitzwater, David McDaniel, Travis Sholar, Harold Passig, Bryson Annas, Maddie Wilson!  Special thanks to the vendors and members that donated these items!

 

 Ongoing:

-GAP initiative.

-VOLUNTEERS EDUCATION:  Tracey Carriker, Linda  Moretz (when available), Doug Galloway, Mack Whiteside, Amy Burchette, Aziz Bootwala, Edwin Miller, Scott Barlow, Patrick Muldoon, Bud Faw, Danny & Mary Jaynes, Sara Kennedy (new member), Jeffrey Smith wants to accompany someone first time. ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED PLEASE LET LINDA MORETZ KNOW.

-Mickey Hollar is in charge of refreshments and needs folks to volunteer during the year to pick a month to bring some goodies for our meetings.

7:55 -Meeting adjourned by Doug Galloway

Attendance April:  52

Minutes by Linda Moretz, Secretary

Future Chapter Meetings at 6:30 pm:  

July 26: Bryan Fisher / Fall/Winter Prep

August 16: Picnic

Sept 20: Glenn Hackney / Nosema

Oct 18: Burton Beasley / Mead Making

Nov 15: Terry Dyson / Queen Rearing

Dec 20: Christmas Dinner (where TBD)

Future Conference Meeting

The Spring 2019 Joint NCSBA and SCBA Meeting will be held March 1, 2nd, 2019, in Monroe, NC. Details to come.

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May 17, 2018, Secretary Minutes

6:30 pm Meeting called to order by Doug Galloway

Invocation given by Doug Galloway

Secretary’s Report emailed by Linda Moretz (April minutes motion made to pass by Danny Jaynes and Kandus Passig)

Treasure’s Report emailed by Melodie Yancey (April report – motion made to pass)

New Business

-Doug Galloway

-recognized visitors

-discussed new T-shirt design and cost for Caldwell County Beekeepers; we will pre-order the shirts and offer sizes M-2XL – cost for M-XL $13 and 2XL $15.  Contact Linda Moretz to pre-order.  Anyone going to the July State Conference is urged to wear their new shirt so our group is easily recognized.

-discussed GAP and some of the “thank you” cards Doug received for his time and presentation.

-Silent Auction guidelines/rules.  Money collected will be donated to Dr. Tarpy and his Lab.

-reminder of July meeting change – Because of the State Bee Conference starting on July 19 (the same day as our monthly meeting), a suggestion was made to move our July monthly meeting back to the 26th.  A vote was taken and agreed upon to move the July meeting to the 26th

-Doug Galloway

-introduced guest speaker, Greg Clements, who talked about Creamed Honey. (Note, recipe and instructions was emailed out by Linda Moretz, along with images of product Greg used – if you need a copy, see Linda)

7:30 Prize Drawing – congrats to prize winners: Eddie Hicks, Rhonda Smith, Jason Clark, Linda Moretz, Journey Sholar!

Ongoing:

-GAP initiative.

-VOLUNTEERS EDUCATION:  Linda  Moretz (when available), Doug Galloway, Mack Whiteside, Amy Burchette, Aziz Bootwala, Edwin Miller, Scott Barlow, Patrick Muldoon, Bud Faw, Danny & Mary Jaynes, Sara Kennedy (new member), Jeffrey Smith wants to accompany someone first time. ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED PLEASE LET LINDA MORETZ KNOW.

-Mickey Hollar is in charge of refreshments and needs folks to volunteer during the year to pick a month to bring some goodies for our meetings.

7:45 -Meeting adjourned by Doug Galloway

Attendance April:  48

Minutes by Linda Moretz, Secretary

Future Chapter Meetings at 6:30 pm:  

June 21: Tommy Helms / Swarms

July 26: Bryan Fisher / Fall/Winter Prep

August 16: Picnic

Sept 20: Glenn Hackney / Nosema

Oct 18: Burton Beasley / Mead Making

Nov 15: Terry Dyson / Queen Rearing

Dec 20: Christmas Dinner (where TBD)

Future Conference Meeting

July 19-21 – Summer Conference at Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, NC – you can register in advance now.

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April 19, 2018 Secretary Minutes

6:30 pm Meeting called to order by Doug Galloway

Invocation given by Doug Galloway

Secretary’s Report emailed by Linda Moretz (March minutes motion made to pass by Mickey Hollar and Patrick Muldoon)

Treasure’s Report given by Melodie Yancey (handout)(Marc report – motion made to pass by Edwin Miller and Lee Haggist)

New Business

-Doug Galloway

-discussed Danny Jaynes will be bringing equipment for Silent Auction at May 17th meeting.  Please arrive a little early to view the items and place your bid, after our meeting, Danny will gather the bids to identify the highest bidder.

-brought up the idea of offering the monthly guest speakers a $50 Gift Card to help cover their travel and time.  It is up to each individual speaker to accept or decline the offer.  Motion was made to pass.

-Danny & Mary Jaynes purchased a cornhole board for our group, we took a vote to purchase another one so we will have a pair; vote was “yes” to purchase another one so we have a pair to use at events.  Cornhole Board was purchased and constructed by HS Greene (Hidden Happiness Bee Farm in Deep Gap, NC)

-Because of the State Bee Conference starting on July 19 (the same day as our monthly meeting), a suggestion was made to move our July monthly meeting back to the 26th.  A vote was taken and agreed upon to move the July meeting to the 26th

 

-Tracey Carriker

discussed Education initiative and the invites received from local schools for our association to come talk to the students.  Remember to bring Tracey notes and photos of each event for the GAP Book.

-Doug Galloway

-introduced guest speaker, Don Hopkins, who talked about Africanized Honeybees/Beekeeping in Bolivia

8:00 Prize Drawing – congrats to Oscar Greene, Millie Madison, Patrick Muldoon, Jim Farthing, Bud Faw, Leon Madison, Joe Miller who won a door prizes!

 

 

Ongoing:

-GAP initiative.

-VOLUNTEERS EDUCATION:  Linda  Moretz (when available), Doug Galloway, Mack Whiteside, Amy Burchette, Aziz Bootwala, Edwin Miller, Scott Barlow, Patrick Muldoon, Bud Faw, Danny & Mary Jaynes, Sara Kennedy (new member). ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED PLEASE LET LINDA MORETZ KNOW.

-Mickey Hollar is in charge of refreshments and needs folks to volunteer during the year to pick a month to bring some goodies for our meetings.

8:15 -Meeting adjourned by Doug Galloway

Attendance April:  48

Future Conference Meeting

July 19-21 – Summer Conference at Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, NC – you can register in advance now.

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March 15, 2018
Secretary Minutes
6:30 pm Meeting called to order by Doug Galloway
Invocation given by Doug Galloway
Secretary’s Report emailed by Linda Moretz (Feb minutes motion made to pass by Danny Jaynes and Edwin Miller)
Treasure’s Report given by Melodie Yancey (handout)(Feb report – motion made to pass by Kenny Brown and Edwin Miller)
New Business
-Tracey Carriker discussed Education initiative and the invites received from local schools for our association to come talk to the students.
                .Tracey contacted Bayer and requested Wild Flower seed packets that can be handed out
                .Doug mentioned looking at National Honey Board site for free “stuff” for handouts
-Doug Galloway mentioned if anyone is interested in the Bayer “Bee Project”; to earn a hive scale (like          Brushy Mtn) worth $500; has Bluetooth access, timely schedule basis, provide Bayer with data; anyone interested, see Doug for a copy of the program.
We have a VET for prescriptions, Dave Ackerman, Wilkesboro
Introduced guest Speaker: Robert Smith/Top Feeders
6:50 Robert Smith discussed top feeders and benefits of using them.  Some of the pluses he mentioned was: less robbing, easy access, better control of ants, no UV damage, less vandalism (kids throwing rocks, etc), less work for the beekeeper.  Note that Robert makes his own top feeders.
8:00 Prize Drawing – congrats to Edwin Miller and Kenny Brown
Note: In April we will have a silent auction, so come ready to bid – you may want to come a little early to view product and place a bid.
Ongoing:
-GAP initiative.
-VOLUNTEERS EDUCATION:  Linda  Moretz (when available), Doug Galloway, Mack Whiteside, Amy Burchette, Aziz Bootwala, Edwin Miller, Scott Barlow, Patrick Muldoon, Bud Faw, Danny & Mary Jaynes, Sara Kennedy (new member). ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED PLEASE LET LINDA MORETZ KNOW
-Mickey Hollar is in charge of refreshments and needs folks to volunteer during the year to pick a month to bring some goodies for our meetings.  As Program Chair, he also wants to know if you have any specific topics/programs you would like for him to work on scheduling for our Chapter.  Upcoming
8:15 -Meeting adjourned by Doug Galloway
Attendance March:  40
Minutes by Linda Moretz
Future Chapter Meetings:  
April: Don Hopkins / Africanized Honeybees
May: Greg Clemments / Creamed Honey
June: Tommy Helms / Swarms
July: Bryan Fisher / Fall/Winter Prep (we need to vote to up the meeting to July 12, or push to July 26?)
August: Picnic
Sept: Glenn Hackney / Nosema (please confirm this name is correct, I did not see it in the Yellow Book)
Oct: Burton Beasley / Mead Making
Nov: Terry Dyson / Queen Rearing
Dec: Christmas Dinner (where TBD)
Future Conference Meeting
July 19-21 – Summer Conference at Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, NC – you can register in advance now.

 

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February 15, 2018
Secretary Minutes
6:00 pm Meeting called to order by Doug Galloway
Invocation given by Doug Galloway
Secretary’s Report given by Linda Moretz
Treasure’s Report given by Melodie Yancey (handout)
New Business
-Time change from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm
-Member Roster given out; (make a correction for Tracey Carriker’s address – should be Morganton, not Lenoir).
-Discussion about the completion of GAP Book and also ongoing initiatives for 2018
-Secretary’s and Treasure’s Report to be emailed out prior to the next meeting.
-Linda Moretz needs to know anyone willing to be a free mentor for our new members.  (volunteer so far Billy Long)
-Linda Moretz needs to know anyone who wants to be on the Swarm Removal List (consider your schedule and what time most swarms occur – will you be available).  This list is on our Website, given to the Extension office, and shared with A1 Pest Control
-Doug Galloway mentioned our Financial Report for the year prepared by Melodie Yancey had been reviewed by himself, Tracey Carriker, VP, and Linda Moretz, Secretary.  Our review found the report in order.  1st Motion from Mack Whiteside and 2nd motion by Edwin Miller to accept as is.  Members voted yes.
-Tracey Carriker spoke about Honeybee Education initiative, teaching tools available and to contact her with any invites to teach so she can record it and get the available tools to you.  Also, for any teaching to documented and added to our GAP Book.  She asked for a list of volunteers that would be willing to help.  Names below agreed to be added to the list:
VOLUNTEERS EDUCATION:  Linda  Moretz (when available), Doug Galloway, Mack Whiteside, Amy Burchette, Aziz Bootwala, Edwin Miller, Scott Barlow, Patrick Muldoon, Bud Faw, Danny & Mary Jaynes, Sara Kennedy (new member).
-Mickey Hollar is in charge of refreshments and needs folks to volunteer during the year to pick a month to bring some goodies for our meetings.  As Program Chair, he also wants to know if you have any specific topics/programs you would like for him to work on scheduling for our Chapter.  Upcoming
meetings scheduled: March Speaker is Robert Smith/Top Feeders; April Speaker Don Hopkins/Africanized Honeybees; May Speaker Greg Clement/Creamed Honey
June – TBD; July  – TBD; August – Chapter Picnic; September TBD; October –TBD; November – TBD; December Christmas Dinner/Fellowship
Ongoing Business: -GAP initiative.
-Doug Galloway announced our monthly meetings will change back to 6:30 starting in March
-Prize Drawings (congrats to all the lucky winners!)  There was some awesome wax products given out fresh made in class by Danny Jaynes.
-Program Speaker: Danny Jaynes/Working with Wax
  -Main point is to always be careful when you are working with wax to not get burned; never leave the room while you are melting the wax – it does have a flash point.  Be careful when you are pouring wax into the molds.  Be safe and have fun creating!  Thank you Danny for sharing your expertise and giving another awesome presentation of working with wax.
-Meeting adjourned by Doug Galloway
Attendance February:  50