S.I. ALL-A-BUZZ

Meeting Minutes

 

December 5th 2022

JoAnn brought our meeting to order and after a prayer members enjoyed  a pork and chicken meal.  Thank you to everyone that brought sides and desserts.

JoAnn then introduced Ken Williams (EAS Master Beekeeper) our guest speaker for the night.

Ken spoke of Hive Life – social media group and the 5 most important topics concerning our honey bees.  1. Bee health

                     2. Queen(s)

                              3.  Food/Feeding

Ken also spoke about our concerns with SHB and some ways to help control them.

Also the topic of Black queen cell virus was discussed.

See our blog for more information about these topics.

It was then time to make nominations of officers.

Our new officers are as follows

President:  Doug Leedle

V.P.:  Terry Knoppe

Treasurer:  Deanna Lynch

Secretary:   JoAnn  Fleming

Our next meeting will be Febuary 20th 2023

 

 

 

 Next meeting:

December 5th, 2022      402 Ava Rd, Murphysboro.

This is our end of year meeting.  We will have the election of new officers.   Guest speaker will be Kent Williams

     We will have a Pot luck dinner.   The main dish is provided by Bandanas.  Everyone is asked to bring a side dish and/or dessert.   Something made with honey.

Meeting starting at 7 p.m.

 

October 17th meeting

JoAnn &  Jesse talking about preparing our hives for winter.

JoAnn & Jesse talked about ways to insulate your hives.    Feeding  sugar water on the warm days to suppliment  hives.     Jesse also talked about SHB  (small hive beetle)  being present in the winter  and that there are several ways to treat SHB in the winter.  
JoAnn spoke about the use of hive blankets, the reduction of boxes, reducing the entrance  and the use of quilt boxes.

See our blog page for some of their suggestions.

                                           Hope to see you all in December and remember.

April 18,2022

 

             The meeting started with opening of the hives at 6:00p with Jess.  

 It was  chilly & windy so a quick peek done.

 

Business Meeting:

 

Joann Fleming called the meeting to order at 7:03p.m.

We have the new website up and going its web address is

http://www.si-allabuzz.com/

 

If you haven’t renewed your membership, please see Deanna.

 

Young Apprenticeship going to start back up. It is for anyone 12-18 yr. Applications are due back to the club by May 15th.

 

We are also helping out with the Heroes to Hive.

This is for our veterans to help them with PTSD.

 

Heartland Apicultural Society will hold a meeting June 28, 2022 – July 1, 2022 in Evansville, Indiana. You can go to https://www.heartlandbees.org/ for more information on this event.

 

Topics of discussion at tonight’s meeting were Preventing Swarming, Hive Autopsy, Bee Anatomy and keeping track of hive. Thanks to all that help with this.

 

Treasure Report:

        Dues Collected:                              $20.00

        Balance                                             $4,201.93

 

Next meeting: May 16, 2022 at 402 Ava Rd, Murphysboro. Weather permitting hive opening will be at 6p.

Respectfully Submitted By

Deanna Lynch

 

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February 21, 2022

 

The meeting started with opening of the hives at 6:00p with Jess.

Business Meeting:

Rose called the meeting to order at 7:25p.m.

We have a new website it’s web address is http://www.si-allabuzz.com/ Thank you Cheryl

for getting this together for us.

We are looking at getting business cards made for the group.

We still need to look into getting someone for the President and Vice President position.

We had to replace some of the wood on the bleachers. Jess was to pick up the items for that. Jess brought in an est. for 130.00 for just the wood. We allowed 150.00 for the complete project.

Heartland Apicultural Society will hold a meeting June 28, 2022 – July 1, 2022 in Evansville, Indiana. You can go to https://www.heartlandbees.org/ for more information on this event.

If anyone would like to put a field day together just let either Jess, Deanna or Joann know.

We are looking at having a clean up day. If anyone has any suggestions on a day and time please let Jess or Deanna know.

Treasure Report:

        Dues Collected:                              $20.00

        Leede’s:                                             $63.87

                                                                    ________

        Balance                                             $4,201.93

 

 Next meeting: April 18, 2022 at 402 Ava Rd, Murphysboro.

Weather permitting hive opening will be at 6p.

Respectfully Submitted By

Deanna Lynch