The meeting was in the conference room of The Manchester Chamber of Commerce.
Eleven people were present. Several signed up and paid for membership.
Susan Marmer, President opened the meeting at 7 PM.
Keld Alstrup took notes/minutes in the absense of our secretary.
We discussed our plan for quarterly club meetings, but also that Better Bee has classes on many bee subjects. Their field day will be July 13 in Greenwich, NY. Free for all.
Jack Rath also made known that his company Better Bee will donate a honey extractor to our club. The extractor will be picked up and kept by Keld Alstrup at his home on 657 Riverbend Drive, Manchester, and will be for the use of club members only. It will be expected that the extractor will be out only for a couple of days at a time, so that it can be available to as many members as possible. Also expected that it will ALWAYS be returned in very clean condition and ready for the next member to use.
There will be a meeting at SABA on Saturday, July 16 at the State Museum in Albany.
Discussion to utilize our Facebook site for member communication.
Input was given to Susan for future speakers and topics.
Jack Rath gave us all an interesting presentation on spring bee management. His wife Sara contributed a special honey based snack (as well as the recipe for same) Uhmm!
Until further, meetings will be held at The Chamber Conference room at 39 Bonnet Street, Manchester. Our club is now a paid up chamber member. Meetings will be announced on the chamber weekly bulletin the week before each meeting.
Our next meeting will be May 7 and deal with the overwintering of nukes.
Submitted by Keld Alstrup