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Queen's Castle Beekeepers Assoc.


3nd Year, 9th Minutes for the Queen’s Castle Beekeepers Assoc.

November 30, 2013

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


New Business


Mrs. Lucy Blount welcomed everyone.


Keith led in prayer.


Keith read the minutes from last month. We did receive the $100 deposit from

the-Sportsman Expo.

Mrs. lucy talked about the booth they had at the County Fair. She said they sold a

lot of honey there, and did not have much honey inventory left. They have had

mint blooming, which is good for the bees.


Japanese Honeysuckle blooms in January.

Kiwi and white Dutch clover in February

Gallberry and Blueberry in March .

Vitex and Mint blooms in May, June and July until frost.

Clover blooms in May and June.

Crepe Myrtle blooms in June.

Aster blooms in September.

Golden rod blooms in October.

Open face camellia and Japanese Honeysuckle and turnip and mustard bloom in


Also Mexican clover and red clover bloom in December.

Some clover blooms in the fall and winter.


You can put boric acid and lard on a heavy cardboard "sign" and put on the

bottom of hive. This will help kill beetles.


You can also use 20 Mule Team Borax detergent and shake around for roaches

and other bugs.


Steve Moore is to find out where we can find food grade diatomaceous earth (this

can be used in place of lime on our bottom tray) and where we can pick it up.


Mr. OJ said the blocks and cement were there, and the new club house bathroom

was ready to be built. We need some block layers.


Roger Bemis, from Baldwin County, said he'd like to see a new South County Bee

Association formed to meet a few times a year. This would include the counties

south of Montgomery. We could meet at the Blount's or possibly the Solon Dixon

Forestry Center.

He said there would be a workshop on March 8, 2014 at the PZK Hall Park,

Baldwin County, the Robertsdale Meeting.

There would also be a "Queen Raising" workshop on March 29, 2014 at the public

library in Foley, Alabama.


The question was asked, "Why do we want to have a South Alabama Beekeeper's

Association 7"


Some of the beekeepers didn't like the way the President, Vice-President and

Secretary were elected in the Alabama State Beekeeper's Association, the same

ones were elected - againThey also don't like to drive so far for meetings.

It was suggested we could have the first SABA meeting in February 2014, and

make bee supplies, sugar and corn syrup available.


The following motions were passed and seconded:

That we did want to start a new South Alabama's Beekeeper's Association. It would

be called The South Alabama Beekeeper's AssociationThe first meeting would be on

February 15,2014 and we would meet at OJ and Lucy Blount's home at 10:00 am.

The counties south of Montgomery would be included and invited.


The following officers are: President - Robert Ardary

Vice-President - Jimmy Winters

Secretary - Vicky Barrow (temporary) with

Sharon Baglivo helping

Treasurer - Lucy Blount


Certain members are to e-mail and RSVP the beekeeper's in the other counties.

check with the bee suppliers to see if they will be able to come, and check on the

state's bylaws and make them work for us.


Motion carried and seconded for the dues to be $10 per person.


Keith had sent a letter and photo about Mr. OJ for Beekeeper of the Year, to the

State Beekeeper's Association and it was in this month's Stinger.


Keith had Vitex plant seeds for anyone to take home.





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