[ocba] November 17 Orange Co. Beekeepers Meeting
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From: "G. Blake Alexander, O.D." <baiiii at bellsouth.net>
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Subject: Re: [ocba] November 17 Orange Co. Beekeepers Meeting
OCBA: Sorry to miss the meeting. In hospital for new knees. Have fun!
Jim Hoke wrote:
> * *
> *The next meeting of the **Orange** **County** Beekeepers Club is this
> Thursday, Nov. 17 at **7:30 pm**.*
> The program will be presented by Jack Tapp who will present and
> discuss a video made by Iowa Public Broadcasting about beekeeping in
> North Carolina.
> We will also make hand rolled beeswax candles. Each member will make 2
> candles at no charge. Additional candle materials can be purchased for
> $1.00 per pair.
> Finally, come prepared to give your Fall “Bee Report.” We’ll compare
> with our “Spring Bee Report” from the April meeting.
> Information to report: # of existing viable hives; # of hives that
> have died since last report; mites a problem? beetles?;
> Fall treatment done (if so, what). Quantity of honey collected?
> CALENDARS ARE AVAILABLE!
> The Club has purchased one hundred 2006 OCBA calendars with
> photographs submitted by Club members. Christmas is 6 weeks away --
> please come prepared to purchase 5 or more calendars --- the “perfect
> Christmas gift.” These calendars will be yesterday’s news by January
> 15, so please consider how many you can present to your special
> friends. Remember, proceeds will be given to the beekeeping exhibit at
> the NC Zoological Gardens. We have 80 Calendars left after giving each
> paid member a calendar. If we can sell the remaining 80, we’ll have
> $400 for the Zoo project.
> * *
> *Minutes of October meeting:*
> The October meeting was held on October 19, 2005, presided by
> President Eva Hoke.
> 19 members and guests were present
> *Old Business:*
> David Langham, Eva Hoke, Jeff Lee, Will Hicks and Don Hopkins made a
> presentation on beekeeping to a group of docents at the NC Botanical
> Garden in Chapel Hill which was well received.
> State Fair is going on now. A number of members have volunteered to
> help at the NC Beekeepers booth, including Tom Wright, Gayle Young,
> Jeff and Becky Bollinger, Eva and Jim Hoke. Tom Wright reported that
> he has already worked in the booth and had a lot of fun doing so.
> Peggy Loddenguard said that this meeting would be the last opportunity
> for members to purchase raffle tickets for the John Deere lawn
> tractor. Proceeds will go to the Zoo Fund.
> December’s Holiday Party will be on our regular meeting night,
> December 15, beginning at 6:30 (NOTE THE CHANGE IN START TIME) There
> will be an optional gift exchange ($10 minimum) and pot luck supper –
> details at the November meeting.
> * *
> *Change in meeting day*: Beginning in January, the meeting day will be
> changed to the *2^nd Tuesday* each month.
> This was changed to permit members to attend other county meetings,
> most of which are held on the 3^rd Thursday.
> *New Business:*
> Election of 2006 officers was conducted by Lanette and John Fee.
> Officers for 2006 are: Eva Hoke, President
> David Langham and Tom Wright, Co Vice-President/program chairs
> Secretary, Becky Bollinger
> Treasurer, Lanette Fee
> Refreshments for the November meeting: Wilson and Eli Wilson
> Report on Bee hive giveaway program:
> Bob Alberson reported his Italian hive is doing much better than his
> (dead) Russian hive.
> Charlie Peters reported just the opposite.
> Don Hopkins, State Bee Inspector, commented that the results are mixed
> so far and are inconclusive at this point.
> Don went on to respond to treatment options for Varian mites: no clear
> cut answer, as the mites build resistance quickly to any chemical
> treatment. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the best approach. This
> will be different for each beekeeper, but hives should be tested pre-
> and post- treatment to know if a particular treatment is working for
> that hive.
> *Program: *
> Don Hopkins presented an informative and entertaining program,
> complete with slides, of his trips to Bolivia to observe and assist
> beekeepers there.
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