Minutes for August 09, 2016

President:                    Arrie Goodwin            (870966-3666

Vice-President:           Ronda Lee                  (870613-7092

Secretary/Treasurer     Jacque English            (870856-4987


Meeting was called to order 6:30 p.m. by Arrie Goodwin at Artisan Restaurant in Highland, AR.  We had 11 members in attendance.  Arrie gave opening prayer.


Treasurer Report

FNBC Checking August - $340.12






July Petty Cash




Sharp County Fair sales of candy




Izard County Fair booth








August Petty Cash






Memberships – 45 paid members.  All annual dues are from January to January. 


Meeting Minutes

Minutes from July 12, 2016 were edited for corrections and accepted.


Activity Report:

After the July meeting, Bob Vandergriff approached Arrie Goodwin and suggested to split the club.  Arrie agreed.  All are welcome to attend both meetings and all will remain as members of the Five Rivers Bee Club.   The particulars will be worked out in the days ahead as far as website to accommodate both locations and posting information for each.


Arrie will be speaking to the Master Gardeners on August 10th about the importance of bees and what flowers are best for bees.


Arrie will be speaking in September to the Highland School Agricultural Department to discuss the possibility of having the class raise bees.  The workshop of the school will make the hives and the students to become knowledgeable on the care of bees.  Arrie will be subject matter expert for the school to call upon.


Bee Orders – Prices TBA – last year $85.00 for 3 lbs. $165 for 5lbs NUC


Materials for Fairs reordered from Mann Lake, Kelley Bees, Pigeon Mountain Trading Company, and Rossman Apiaries.  Handout packets were made up for distribution.  If you have a business card or anything to hand out, please let Jacque English know.

We will be having booths at the Izard County (Aug 10-13), Lawrence County (Aug 17-20) and the NCDF (Sep 27 – Oct 2).  Volunteers are needed to help man the booths.  Sign-up sheets will be at meetings and posted on Facebook / email us to let us know what times you can help out.

Thank you Ronda and Carol for helping out at the Izard County Fair and to Vernon for the helping at the Lawrence County Fair.


Grandma Country Cooking is hiring ALL POSITIONS - if you know of anyone seeking employment.  We will be holding our meetings there from now on – same time (6:30 PM) and the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

AR Glass containers in Jonesboro has Honey jars $6.52 / case ½ pint .  Small containers – samples – account set up for Five Rivers Bee Club.   Bear plastic container with yellow lid –   For more information on prices – contact Amanda Bailey (870) 268-6292 or visit website www.thepackgroup.com

Ozark Classic Crafts Mall in Hardy – owner Marc Herring – is looking to sell local honey and wax in his store.  For more information contact him at (870) 856-2892.

Basic Bee Classes Oct 10/17/24 – FREE - flyer posted on website.


Website Updates:  Corrections of minutes, business cards added, new photos added.


Meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.


Next Meeting: 13 September 2016  

Place: Grandma Country Cooking in Hardy (previously David King’s Cat Fish)

Minutes submitted by Jacque English