Discussed dues, and memberships paid/unpaid.
Elections of officers will be held at the next meeting in January - our Annual Meeting. Interested parties please submit your indications of interest.
Discussed moving quarterly meetings from the 1st Wednesday to the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Note that the Vermont Beekeepers Association (VBA) and Empire State Honey Producers (ESHPA) have meetings twice per year, and events throughout the year.
Discussed listing other associations' meetings on our website.
Discussed programming for 2015. Ideas include (1) an Observation Hive (from betterbee) with discussion, (2) a social event at the new Manchester Community Library, (3) an event with Steve Parese the State apiary inspector to highlight beginning beekeeping information and an overview of pathogens, (4) a discussion for beginner beekeepers, (5) a discussion/debriefing from Jack Rath's travels and meetings, (6) discussions/presentations about unique varietals of herbs and wildflowers for honey production, (7) viewing of movies More Than Honey & Queen of the Sun, and (8) how to market raw, pasteurized and granulated honey.
Discussed how to wire wax frames, the honey flavor wheel, establishing local restaurant's connection to our local honey production (typically an issue of supply vs. demand), pollen, mite count 2014, and use of hopguard.
*We do apologize that it appears there are a few meeting minutes missing from this site.