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General Meeting (October 2018)
October 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Capital Regional Beekeepers Association (CRBA) meets on the second Thursday of every month.
This meeting usually starts with a beginners/intermediate beekeeper corner 30 minutes before the regular club proceedings start around 7pm.
- 6:00pm – Setup – All
- 6:30pm – New beekeepers’ corner (lower meeting room)
- Winterizing hives – Don L
- 6:30pm – Intermediate beekeepers’ discussion (upper hall)
- Open forum – Bob L
- 7:00pm – Main meeting (upper hall)
- Welcome – Bill F
- Beekeeping in the Congo – Linda W
- 7:45pm – Club business
- What to do in October and November – Larry L
- BCHPA Conference details – Barry D
- Just so you know – All
- 8:30pm – Social
- 9:00pm – Close
Bill Fosdick called the meeting to order at 7:11 PM.
Bill introduced the guest speaker for the evening – Linda Weech.
Linda gave a photo presentation on what is happening with the pigmies in the Congo. Linda is involved
with an organization called “Children’s International Peace Project”. She described the situation that is
happening in the troubled areas which the project of making gardens to grown food for the orphaned
children to tend.
Linda brought cards for sale that the children had designed and the money will go to help other areas in
the Congo to make peace gardens.
Bill thanked Linda for coming and speaking to the members and gave her a jar of our local honey.
Larry Lindahl spoke to the members on what should be done in the hive in October and November.
Check for nosema, make sure the hive has enough stores, keep entrance reduced, make sure there is
ventilation to rid the hive of moisture, clean up the site, plan, repair and replace old equipment. Feed
dry sugar on the inner cover.
Conference Up-date – Barry Denluck
The conference is 2 weeks away. Honey judging course is full. Vendors tables sold out. 187 attendees
(including speakers), educational days still have some wiggle room.
Alanna Morbin and Bill Fosdick are asking members to approach friends and businesses
they use to get donations. Money will go to Boone Hodgson Wilkinson Trust and to purchase a new
projector for the club as parts are not available for the old one.
Just so ya know
Nairn Hollot spoke to the members about the research from the University of Texas discovered that
Round Up chemicals effects the enzymes in the bee’s gut and this effects the development of the bee.
Meeting adjourned at 8:26 PM for refreshments.