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General Meeting (January 2020)
January 9 @ 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.
- 6pm – Setup
- 6.30pm – Pre-meeting discussions
- New beekeepers corner (downstairs/lower hall) – What you need to start beekeeping: Parts of the hive, clothing, tools – Don L
- Intermediate beekeepers corner (upstairs/upper hall) – Bob L
- 7.15pm – Regular meeting – Apitherapy – It’s not just bee stings – Barry D
- Mite management – Don L
- What to do in January – Larry L
- Volunteer opportunities – Bill F
- 8.30pm – Social – Bring a travel mug for tea and/or coffee
- 9pm – Close of meeting
Bill Fosdick called the meeting to order at 7:20pm. He welcomed the members to the first meeting of 2020. Draw tickets were handed out the attending members for a draw of goodies from the Bungalow Shop in Estevan village. Draws were made through the meeting.
Apitherapy – It’s Not Just Bee Stings – Barry Denluck – The presentation was a showing of the BCHPA AGM 2016 with the speaker being Dr Stefan Stangaciu; 20 minutes of the video was shown. Barry then finished his presentation with personal prospective of using honey in healing of some of his problems. He then took questions from the audience.
Carolyn Hissen spoke to members that those that had honey for sale, she had customers looking for local honey.
Iotron Trip – Alanna Morbin announced to the members that the annual Iotron trip has been set for March 5th.
Mite Survey – Don Lambert stated that the mite survey was an eye opener for him. There were 30 members responded to the survey.
Heinz K demonstrated his mite trap.
Larry Lindahl spoke to the members on what to do in the hive in January. (He also said there are two people who practice Apitherapy in Victoria). Monitor hives, check tops to make sure they aligned with boxes, vaporize (should be completed by January 20th), check opening to make sure they are clean, check the ventilation of the hive, plan for the coming year.
Bob Lucy asked for volunteers for the “Seedy Saturday” on February 15th at the Victoria Conference Centre.
Bill mentioned the volunteer opportunities that are available for the members to get involved with the club.
Meeting adjourned at 8:50pm for refreshments.