Minutes for August 20, 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 16 in attendance: 12 members, 4 guests.


Lonnie Perry gave opening prayer. 


Treasurer Report

FNBC Checking - $572.39


Memberships – 36 paid members.  All annual dues are from January to January.   Help your club and renew.


Meeting Minutes

Minutes from July 16, 2020 were accepted as read.  Vernon Lamb motioned and William Kaelber  seconded - all approved. 


Activity Report:

1)      Home visit last month was at Lonnie and Nora’s home.  Thank you again for a wonderful educational experience.


2)      Our Annual Pot Luck Picnic is scheduled for September 20th, it was brought up to members present as to postpone it and combine it with our annual Christmas Party Meeting in December.  It was tabled until next month’s meeting to decide when we will have it.  Someone mentioned maybe October / November timeframe as well.  So when you read this, please let me or an Officer know, what month you’d like to try for have our annual potluck and what you would be bringing.

3) Our following meetings for the rest of the year will be at the Hardy Civic Center on Main Street (across from Bill’s Cash Saver). Same start time 6:30 PM.

4) We will be having a raffle for the bee lap quilt that William Kaelber made. Tickets will be available at the September, October, and November meetings.
Drawing will be in December at the Christmas Party.
Price for tickets will be:$1.00 a ticket, 6 tickets for $5.00.
The size of lap quilt is 49x35 inches, Queen bee is a foot long.
Very nicely done. Thank you William for the donation.

5) Vernon and Lonnie took questions and talked about beginning your hives, what to look for, how to prevent dangers to your hives, care and maintenance of hives.

  • Recommend to start with 2 hives, so you have a comparison
  • Honey-bound – Full of honey – no room for brood
  • Hive Beetles – use of swifter wipes in corners – great way to catch them – their legs get trapped
  • Wax Moths – Few cases with our members, but some have lost hives this year so far
  • Honey B Healthy – a cap in 5 gallons of sugar water – helps promotes strong bees.
  • Sugar Brick / Patty for winter. Cold days start these. We plan on having a demonstration at our meeting on how to make.
  • For the use of the Oxalic Acid Vaporizer, you can get the acid at Johnson’s Hardware in Ash Flat, AR. Ask for Wood Bleach.

    6) Vernon passed around pictures of flowers that are in bloom for the bees and for the next few months what you should look to do.

    7) Video of meeting can be found here.http://5rbc.net/Movies/20Aug2020mmfb.mp4

    Bee Calendar : Thanks to UAEX.edu

    Meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

    Next Meeting: 18 September 2020 @6:30 PM

    Place:  Hardy Civic Center – Main Street – (across from Bill’s Cash Saver)

    Minutes submitted by Jacque English