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Queen's Castle Beekeepers Assoc.


3rd Year, 8th Minutes for the Queen’s Castle Beekeepers Assoc.

October 26, 2013

21980 U. S. Hwy 29, Andalusia, AL  36420, 334-222-0751/376-9824


New Business

Mrs. Lucy opened the meeting by welcoming everyone, Since we had some new faces there,

everyone then introduced themselves.


Mrs. Lucy talked about the State Convention that was recently held in

Montgomery, Alabama. She said the convention next year would be held on the

last weekend in September in Clanton, Alabama. And you might want to begin

planning now if you want to enter the Honey Baked Goods Contest for next year.


If anyone is interested in going to the district meeting, it will be at the Northview

. School in Walnut Hill, Florida.


Donna Blair reported we had $225.69 in the bank. And she was to check with

Harold Barns about the $100 deposit she thought we were to get back from the



Don Helton commented on the club shirts the members had talked about having

made. He said he thought he could get the embroidery done for $5.00 a shirt.

Donna and Vicky are to check into the prices of the shirts and the price of getting

the club's logo put on them. The logo will be the same one our club caps have on



Mr. OJ. talked about the 1/4"x 6" entrance he has on his hives, and that the

bottom lime tray was located 2" below the bottom of the hive. He also talked

about the different flowers that were now blooming and how important it was to

have something blooming all year for the bees.


Several members reported on how their hives were doing, and talked about their

experiences on catching swarms.

The Kiwanis Club of Andalusia had recently invited Mr. and Mrs. Blount to come

and speak at their meeting held at Tabby D's. Mrs. Lucy showed pictures of the

meeting and presentation they gave.


She also showed pictures of the booth they had at the Covington County Fair.


The members went outside to clean out the lime trays in Mrs. OJ's hives. They

also examined the trays to see what was in each one.


Donna Blair gave a demonstration on how to make lotion bars. She also explained

how to change just a few ingredients in the receipt to make insect repellant bars

and sunscreen bars.


Everyone enjoyed a delicious meal and great fellowship.


Our next meeting will be November 30, 2013.


Those present were Lily & Peter Kusmik (former neighbors of the Blounts),

Tommy Fore of Brewton, Steve & Lisa Moore of Luverne, Donna Blair, Jason

Piland, Don Helton, Austin Gibbs, Joe Blount, Sharon Campbell, Dana Thrower,

Harold Barnes, Herb Jasper, OJ& Lucy Blount, and Gary & Vicky Barrow.




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