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Queen's Castle Beekeepers Assoc.

                                                                                         

5th Year, 7th Minutes for the Queen’s Castle Beekeepers Assoc.

July 25, 2015

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

QUEEN’S CASTLE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION MEETING

QUEEN’S CASTLE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION MEETING

July 25, 2015

Member introductions were made.

Gary called the meeting to order.

Karen read the minutes from the June meeting.

Treasury report:  As of 7/24/15 bank balance was $864.93.

Old business:

WCNI in Andalusia wants someone to do a beekeeping spot on the radio. Gary will contact.

Karen read from the Stinger the details of the AL Beekeepers Annual meeting. Registration forms were distributed.

Honey label requirements were questioned.   Vicky will obtain the info.

New business:

We normally do not have a meeting in August but this year we are going to meet @ Gary and Vicky Barrow’s.  We plan to do hive inspection and discuss wax cleaning and wax uses such as candles and soap.

There will be no September meeting due to the AL annual meeting.

The group reviewed and had suggestions for the beginner beekeeping packet that Vicky and Karen have been working on.  We hope to have it complete for the next meeting.

Various types of buckwheat were discussed.  Need to investigate Tokyo buckwheat and what varieties would be good for our area.

Bill & Kathy Blankenship discussed an oxalic acid vaporizer that is used for mite control.  Treatment is done 3 times, 7 days apart to treat all of the emerging mites.  Treatment is done after any honey supers are removed.  It is easier to check for mites in drone larvae.  Mites prefer to lay their eggs in drone larvae cells.  Kathy will send info to Karen for distribution to members.

Hive beetle larvae have 3 legs.  Wax moth larvae have legs all the way down each side.  New lime will help control these pests.  Burn any webbing from moths.  Cinnamon around edges of trays and feeder trays will help control ants.

Plant white and huban clover in September.  After they bloom, bush hog.  No tilling required for reseeding.

We then went around the room and found out how many hives people had and the amount of their honey crop:

Beekeeper

# of Hives

Honey Crop in Lbs.

Vicky & Gary Barrow

33

804

Oj & Lucy

50

290

Karen

4

0

Sharon

2

0

Bill & Kathy

42

1827

Amy

0

0

Don

10

441

Tommy

3

50

Jeff

2

?

 

We then had a meal of hamburgers, hot dogs, various side dishes and desert. 

Those present were: OJ and Lucy Blount, Gary and Vicky Barrow, Karen Brock, Sharon Campbell, Bill & Kathy Blankenship, Jeff Dukes, Amy Glisson, Don Helton, John Kilmer, and Tommy Wright.

Our next meeting will be 8/29 @ Gary’s and Vicky’s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

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