Minutes of the Southern Vermont Beekeepers Association
February 11, 2015
Call to Order at 7:20 due to delay in unlocking the door.
In the absence of the President and Secretary the meeting was lead by Stewart Dittmeier.
Election of Officers was postponed until next meeting.
Motion made and carried to renew membership in the Manchester Chamber of Commerce. A check for $75 was given to the Chamber representative.
Jack Rath gave a presentation on Observation Hives and brought one to demonstrate the proper use.
A Question & Answer session followed the presentation with Jack offering updates on a number of bee related topics.
The next event will be a potluck dinner and presentation by VT State Apiculturist Steve Parise on March 18th. This will be held at the new Manchester Library.
Steve will report on a number of topics as well as the new bee-yard registration fee.
It was suggested by Beth Miller that we include a honey tasting event with each producer who has honey to bring a sample. Also family and friends are invited to attend.
A motion was made and approved to change the next scheduled meeting to May 20th at the new Manchester Library and to invite Matt from Middletown, VT (note: Beth Miller knows his contact info) who will speak about unique varietals of herbs and wildflowers for honey production.
Annual dues is due and being collected.
Betterbee Field Day will be June 28th in Greenwich, NY. Dewey Caron will be a guest speaker.
Diane Newton announced that on May 30 Hildene will host Bee Safari
Join Bee Girl, Sarah Reid Laird for a workshop focusing on pollinator identification and habitat enhancement. 9:00 to Noon in the Beckwith Room. Hildene Members $10. Non-members $15. Seating is limited and reservations strongly recommended: email Stephanie or call 802.367.7960. More information will be on the Hildene website.
Meeting adjourned at 9:00