March 10, 2015

Minutes for Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Meeting held in Kinsmen Pavilion at Richmond Nature Park, 7:30 PM

There were 59 people in attendance.
Meeting called to order at 7:36 pm.

  1. Welcome : Opening Remarks and Introduction
    • Introduction of the New Executive
    • Motion to approve minutes from last meeting. Made by Hugh Mawby, seconded by Hugo Palle.
    • Carried
    • We had 6 new bees in attendance!
    • A note to members regarding housekeeping and bringing their own cup for coffee, we reduce waste by bringing reusable mugs. Donations for coffee are also appreciated.
  2. Collaboration with other bee clubs
    • Amanda and Lindsay got together with the presidents and secretary’s of the Langley and the Surrey club to discuss the possibility of a collaboration. We’ve decided that we would try to work on getting in a speaker in the coming years and splitting the cost. And to also do a field day with the other clubs, if everyone agrees to this.
    • We would like to get Tom Seeley as a guest speaker to our club, all those in favor of the potential of this were asked to raise their hands. Over half of membership is on board. Motion passed.
  3. Treasurer’s Report
    • Proposed budget for 2015-our revenues and expenses balance one another out. Amanda provided a detailed report of exactly what those expenses were.
    • Miriam moved to accept expenses/income report
    • Motion made by Hugh Mawby and seconded by Steve Bailey
    • The motion to pass the budget was put on the table-Motion passed
    • Funds in account at the end of month…$7807.27
    • Motion to approve treasurers report by Hugh Mawby, seconded by Jeff Lee
  4. Survey Monkey
    • Amanda discussed the survey that has been made, once it has been approved by executive it will be sent out to all good standing members.
  5. Extractor
    • Tim Monaghan touched on the topic of the ‘new extractor’ or the possibility of fixing the old one. We have created a committee that will head this project up
    • Motion made by Tim Monaghan, seconded by Jeff Lee
    • Eric Crosby and Miram Soet will be the members in charge of this committee. They will look at the possibility of fixing the old extractor vs. Buying a new one brand new (and motorized!) and report back to the club.
    • Show of hands to pass the motion
    • Motion passed
  6. BCHPA Semi Annual Conference
    • Jeff Lee discussed all the happenings of the BCHPA meeting being held in Kamloops on March 12-14, 2015.
  7. Iotron: Darlene gave us some info on the next upcoming Iotron run (drop off from March 23-27) all the info is on the RBA website. There is a slight price change, lowered to approximately $5.00.
  8. Packaged Bees: Bob Fisher of West Coast Bee Supplies and Lindsay Dault of Urban Bee Supplies both have packaged bees in.
  9. Pollen Patties: The club was selling pollen patties at cost for those interested. $2.00 each
  10. Coffee Break & Raffle
  11. Presentation: Wayne Neidg
    • Wayne gave a detailed and humorous talk about swarms and how to tell when they’re happening and what do to about them.
  12. Motion to Adjourn: 9:07… Carried
  13. Next Meeting: Tuesday, April 14,2015

February 10, 2015

Minutes for Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Meeting held in Kinsmen Pavilion at Richmond Nature Park, 7:30 PM

Annual General Meeting

There were 66 people present.
The president, Amanda Goodman Lee, welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order at 7:35 pm

  1. Welcome : Opening Remarks and Introduction by Amanda Goodman Lee
  2. Motion
    • to approve minutes of the November meeting (January meeting was cancelled)
    • motion made by Jeff Lee, seconded by Steve Bayley
    • Carried
  3. Iotron:
    • Darlene is once again so kindly organizing the Iotron run. It will now be done 4 times a year. We are joining with other clubs to get the numbers to where they need to be to meet all run requirements. You can visit the Richmond beekeepers association website for more info on this. Our first run will be Feb 27, everything dropped off between Feb 23-26
  4. Mark Winston
    • Surrey bee club will have Mark Winston speaking, this meeting is held at the Honey Bee Center on 176th
  5. Packaged Bees:
    • Bob Fisher from West Coast Bee Supplies will have packaged bees on March 4th and 11th.
    • Lindsay Dault from Urban Bee Supplies will have packaged bees on March 4th and April 1st.
    • Contact either for more information.
  6. BCHPA Semi Annual Meeting
    • This years meeting will be held in Kamloops on March 12-14 at the Holiday Inn and Suites. There are many highlights including Melanie Kirby from Zia Queenbee Co. of New Mexico talking about Queen Breeding.
  7. Langley Funny Farm
    • Julia Common spoke about the Langley funny Farm and that they are looking for an instructor for their Youth course, please contact John Gibeau at the Honey Bee Centre if your interested.
  8. Treasurer’s Report
    • Funds in account at the end of month…$8046.00
    • Jeff Lee Moved report.
  9. 2015 AGM Nominations and Highlights
    • This year our beloved Lianne Shyry stepped down from the executive, after many years of service she will be missed. Thank you Lianne!
    • Hugh called upon any members that would wish to run in the executive, and there were no volunteers.
    • Running for new Vice President is Tim Monaghan
    • Tim Monaghan nominated Eric Crosby to be a member at large
    • Second call for nominations was made
    • Third Call for nominations
    • Election Closed
  10. Final Standings for Executive are as follows
    • President: Amanda Goodman Lee
    • Vice President: Tim Monaghan
    • Treasurer: Miriam Soet
    • Secretary: Lindsay Dault
    • Communications: Stephanie Imhoff
    • Member at large: Carolynn Parr
    • Member at large: Eric Crosby
  11. Coffee Break & Raffle
  12. Presentation: Sarah Common from Hives For Humanity
    • Sarah gave a great presentation about the amazing work that Hives for Humanity has done downtown Vancouver.
  13. Motion to Adjourn: 9:18pm… Carried
  14. Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 10, 2015