The meeting came to order at about 6pm with approx. 47 people in attendance.
Jerry shared a new & handy little tool for picking up frames. It makes it easy to grasp the frames in the boxes & is less likely to “hurt” any bees. Jerry is a supplier for Mann Lake, as well as other vendors.
There has been some talk of whether or not the club should have a booth at the fair. Any suggestions, comments or questions are welcome & can be directed to Bill C, the club pres.
Bill demo’d how to build a simple & inexpensive solar wax melter, & then sent it home with one of the members after a drawing.
Bill & Joan also showed us how to make a simple beeswax lip balm from the wax you can collect out of your solar melter.
All & all everyone is reporting busy bees & good pollen collection.
Next mtg an antomologist from Brookings will be here to discuss the pine beetle problem & related topics.
minutes submitted by JamesAnn Barlean