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Executive Meeting (August 2021)

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Attending: Bill F, Simon L, Carolyn H, Cindy P, Rinah K, Don L, Nicole S
Not Present: Kazlyn B, Victoria S

  • Bill began the meeting @ 7:20pm
  • Discussion regarding wasp traps
    • Does a trap near/under/over the hive disturb the bees due to dying/buzzing, etc. wasps?
    • Do wasp queens have vitologenin to survive winter?
  • Glen Lyon has offered their location for Sept. meeting
    • Can continue for $2K per year.
    • All facilities we desire.
    • On Beach Dr.
    • Try it out for 6 months is an option.
    • Minimal setup.
  • A lot of other locations “aren’t ready yet” due to Covid.
  • Prior church location was around $1800.
    • New owners have sole tenant.
  • Don wonders about Uvic
    • Good for a presentation – bringing gear may be an issue.
    • Schools have jacked up rates significantly.
  • Bill will be away for Sep. meeting if interior fires are under control.
  • Agenda for Sep. 9
    • Guy from Sooke with a cookbook about honey. (Nov?)
    • Don has a Powerpoint on winter/vitellogenin/mites bees. (0.5hr)
    • One big meeting – no beginner corner until layout/structure of new location determined (Oct – winterizing).
    • Bill/Carolyn to visit location this week.
    • Bee products (Oct.?)
    • Saanich Fair wrapup?
    • Bob Liptrot?
    • What to do this month.
    • Indoor gathering limit is still 50
    • Masks recommended. Strongly recommend attendance only if you are double vaccinated.
    • Possibility of cancellation if health authority changes guidelines.
    • End of season comment from bee inspector (Tara).
  • Saanich Fair
    • Our section is full on.
    • Observation hive may not be possible.
    • Volunteer slots are filled with at least one person.
    • Need to determine how many volunteers we are allowed at once.
  • Fees for 2022
    • Club has about $15K on hand.
    • Perhaps put more into investment account.
    • Iotron expenses will increase.
    • Defer decision for now.
  • Insurance
    • We had directors’ liability and another before.
    • We are members of Volunteer Canada – gets us directors and officers liability coverage.
    • Now have bodily injury and property damage as well. BMS Risk Services.
  • Motion to approve up to $450 for holiday greeting card by Cindy. 2nd by Don. Approved.
  • Meeting adjourned at 8:18pm


August 16
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Carolyn Hissen
548 Lotbiniere St
Victoria, BC Canada