Minutes for July 16, 2020

 

President: Vernon Lamb (870) 886-6669

Vice-President: Lonnie Perry (870) 895-2771

Secretary/Treasurer: Jacque English (870) 856-4987

 

 

Meeting was called to order 6:30 pm by Vernon Lamb at the A.J. Hudson Memorial Center (Outside) in Highland, AR. We had 17 in attendance: 13 members, 4 guests.

Guest Speaker: Kristi Cook President of NEA Beekeepers Association spoke on Varroa Management.

 

Vernon Lamb gave opening prayer.

 

Treasurer Report-

FNBC Checking - $656.39

 

Memberships 34 paid members; a big welcome to Larry Hopp our newest member. All annual dues are from January to January. Help your club and renew.

 

Meeting Minutes

Minutes from June 18, 2020 were accepted as read. Vernon Lamb motioned and Arrie Goodwin seconded all approved.

 

Reminder that Saturday July 18, 2020 at 11:00 am will be a home visit at Lonnie and Nora Perry residence.

 

Activity Report:

1) Reminder that Saturday July 18, 2020 at 11:00 am will be a home visit at Lonnie and Nora Perry residence.

 

2) Mentoring Program has commenced. If interested in becoming a mentor or needing a mentor please contact Jacque English. Remember REACH-TEACH-KEEP is the motto for the Mentoring Program.

 

3) Kristi Cook spoke on Varroa Management.

a. Recommends checking and treating for varroa mites 4 times a year.

b. Mite count should be less than 1%. Maintain your data on varroa mite count to establish a baseline and to determine if the treatments are working and the mites are not building up a tolerance.

c. Discussed different varroa mite treatments such as Apivar, Formic Acid Pro, Apiguard Thymol and Oxalic Acid.

d. Recommends Oxalic Acid because of it effectiveness and low cost per treatment.

e. She uses and recommends the OxaVap oxalic acid vaporizer over other vaporizers and foggers. Website for the OxaVap is www. oxavap.com.

f. Recommends the following websites for information:

i) www.oxavap.com

ii) www.honeybeehealthcoalition.org

iii) www.scientificbeekeeping.com

 

Minutes submitted by Vernon Lamb

Next Meeting: August 20, 2020

Time: Beginning at 6:30 P.M.

Location: A.L. Hudson Center (outside) Highland Arkansas