All memberships were paid up for the year.
The association reviewed the amount in the checking account, and discussed obtaining 501(c)3 status.
Jack Rath's presentation had to be postponed because he is in Georgia picking up bees. His wife Sarah Rath brought videos to share with the membership.
The Association established a swarm team, and discussed swarming; it discussed website improvements, and additions.
The membership was encouraged to participate in the Seed, Shovels, Boots, and Buckets event May 17 and 18.
The Association is also seeking mentors for those who are starting out in beekeeping.
The club's extractor resides with Keld.
Discussion of Mites
Two treatment types
(1) apastan strips
(2) thymol - an extract of thyme. Use in the fall
(3) mite-away - approved organic, can use the honey. Very strong. (July & September)
Betterbee is conducting experiments with different types of treatments.
Types of mites: varroa mites and tracheal mites.
When treating, treat after you take off the last honey.
For earlier bees' production, order overwintered nucs.
Please register your bees with the state.
Last year Myers in Granville, New York lost 220/500 hives.
Discussed use of neonicotinoids
Bee The Change is a new federal report on honey bee health