Minutes for June 18, 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 p.m. by Vernon Lamb at the A.J. Hudson Memorial Center (Outside) in Highland, AR. We had 24 in attendance: 21 members, 3 guests.
Arrie Goodwin gave opening prayer.
FNBC Checking - $614.39
Paid out $42.00 for Area Wide Newspaper Ad for 6 weeks.
Memberships – 35 paid members. All annual dues are from January to January. Help your club and renew.
Minutes from May 21, 2020 were accepted as read. Vernon Lamb motioned and Arrie Goodwin seconded - all approved.
1) Mentorship Program kicking off and folks are taking advantage . If you are wishing to be a mentor to someone to share your knowledge and answer question OR a person wishing to a protégé if you have any questions. Please let Jacque know so she can play match maker. Reach-Teach-Keep
Thank you all that have contacted me - May this new program work well for you.
2) Home Visits are about to start.
Jul 18, 11:00 AM - Lonnie and Nora Perry
1027 Sunrise Salem AR 72576
Aug 22, OPEN
Sep 19 OPEN
Oct 17, OPEN
Nov 21. OPEN
The Saturday after monthly meetings. Remember to bring your suits. Not all ladies are nice.
3) Vernon had an announcement that Northeast Arkansans Beekeepers Association has a new President. Kristi Cook and she also sells queens. She is located in Bono AR. $25 each. Please call, text, or PM her. 901-301-3067 She will be our Guest speaker next month.
4) Other people that sells queens is Myron Kroph. His number is 870-458-3002 and he lives in Bexar AR.
Lonnie Perry 870.371.0063 and Erin Scott 870.751.1466.
5) Jacque got an email asking to buy wax.
John Z also sent email and posted on Facebook:
6) Arrie Goodwin relayed to the members that we had lost a member last December - Alvin Cox - Condolences to the family.
7 ) Nora Perry gave a little talk on Beatitude. I am so sorry I did not record her, it was great. But here is the sample that she wanted to share for you to create your own and submit.
B: Buy Stuff
T: Time to Watch Video
D: Different Language
8) Lonnie Perry spoke on the differences in foundations (Wood vs Plastic).
· Black Foundation is good for seeing Brood cells
· Plastic Frames are usually coated with wax already
· Wood frames will deteriorate over time
He brought an observation hive for us to find the queen.
9) To uncap honey - Andy uses a heat gun - no mess and extremely quick.
10) Various feeders - Quart jar at entrance way for folks that have 1 - 2 hives. Top lid feeder for all others.
11) Erin Scott got up and spoke about her journey as a beekeepers these past 12-18 months. She highly recommends to visit this website: https://barnyardbees.com/ Great informational videos.
She has a Long Hive with 7 frames of bees for sale for $400.00 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UnHqtHH4nE See her design.
She also has 2-3 frame nucs for sale - $30.00 a frame.
Any questions or place an other - her number is 870.751.1466
Video of meeting can be found here. http://5rbc.net/Movies/330452372.mp4
Bee Calendar : Thanks to UAEX.edu
Meeting was adjourned at7:30 p.m.
Next Meeting: 16 July 2020 @6:30 PM
Place: A.L. Hudson Memorial Center (OUTSIDE) in HIghland
Minutes submitted by Jacque English