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