November 10, 2015

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

There were 58 people in attendance.
Meeting called to order at 7:35 pm.

  1. Welcome : Opening Remarks and Introduction by Amanda Goodman Lee
    • January 12th will be the RBA AGM.
      • Start time is 7:30 pm at Kinsmen Pavilion at Richmond Nature Park.
      • Hugh Mawby will be managing the election.
      • All positions are open and Amanda encouraged RBA members to put names forward
    • November 14th: Candle Making Workshop to be held at Urban Bee Supplies – 6721 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta between 11 am & 2 pm. Bring food contributions to pot luck lunch
    • November 24th: Bees & Beers at Fireman’s Public House Pub between 6 & 9 pm
    • Miriam will be taking $20 2016 RBA membership payments during the meeting
  2. Motion
    • To approve minutes of the October meeting
    • Motion made by Steve Bayley. Seconded by Bob Fisher
    • Carried
  3. Treasurer’s Report by Miriam Soet

    • Funds in account at time of meeting: $7,083.50
    • Encouraged attendees to pay for their 2016 membership fees now
  4. Jeff Lee BCHPA Report
    • Great showing from the RBA at the AGM in Courtenay October 15 – 18th, 2015
    • There were 5 new individuals who took and passed the BCHPA Certified Instructors course
    • Catherine Culley has stepped down as President of the BCHPA and Kerry Clark has stepped in to finish off the current term
    • New Constitution Review to take place and presented at the next AGM
    • Jeff is looking for volunteers for the next event as the Langley Club has declined to coordinate/host the event
    • BCHPA has joined the BC Agricultural Council (BCAC)
    • Jeff encouraged RBA members to be aware and prepared for Small Hive Beetle (SHB) as a result of appearance of SHB in Abbotsford
  5. No New Business
  6. Presentation: Club Member Hands-On Workshop
    • Amanda Goodman Lee demonstrated candle making
    • Allen Garr presented hive wintering with granulated sugar
    • Steve Bayley at Delta Honey Farms presented their recipe for sugar blocks for winter feeding
    • Stephanie Imhoff presented various health and beauty items that can be made with bee products extracted from the hive
  7. Meeting ended …9:00pm
  8. Next Meeting: Tuesday, December 8, 2015
    • Member pot luck bring food contributions