Left to Right Mitch Evan, Dave Tatterson,
Lowell Rolyson, Nancy Truppi, Brenda Tatterson,
discuss all things bee at the WCBA meeting
The West Central Beekeeping Association held their regular monthly meeting on March 24th. The meeting was called to order by President Dale Cunningham and Al Parsons led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance. There were 45 members and guests present which included all officers.
Dale Cunningham reported a decision by the USDA on a new grant for the WCBA will be made by the next meeting. He also spoke of a possible new grant from General Mills. Dale will follow-up and report on it at the next meeting.
Chuck Conners reminded members to fill out the My Community Grant information forms. The members decided to allocate the funds $2000 for bees, $1000 for feed, and $1000 for medication.
Garden calendars and the yearly WCBA meeting schedules were made available to the members.
Cunningham asked for nominations for officers. There were none. The existing officers will remain until new candidates come forward.
Brenda Tatterson asked for volunteers to support the Honey Show in September as well as the Black Walnut Festival effort. Members were asked to provide items for the 31 Tote lottery. Al Darman will contact Randy Lowe of the health department to see about getting food handler training.
On a motion by Margret Rush seconded by Lowell Rolyson and passed by voice vote, the membership authorized the purchase by the club of an observation hive. This hive will be used as an educational tool for increasing awareness of bee cultivation, especially by school students. The hive will be managed by Dale Cunningham.
Lowell Rolyson offered to look into the cost of obtaining new tee shirts and hats for the club.
Bees will soon be swarming. Lemon oil is a good way to attract a swarm.
The meeting was adjourned. Al Darman gave the Blessing and lunch was served.