Family Beekeepers of Illinois
June 6, 2019
The regular monthly meeting of the Family Beekeepers of Illinois was held at the U of I
Extension Building on June 6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. with opening by President Scott Carter leading
the Pledge of Allegiance. The Invocation was led by John Ferrill. Attending were officers Scott
Carter, Skip Hatch, Joyce Dullenty and Bill Wilson with 20 members.
Minutes of the May meeting were read. There were no additions or corrections so motion to
accept the minutes was made by Butch Issacs and seconded by Glenda Brown. Motion carried.
Treasurers report by Bill Wilson has an ending balance of $1306.31 made up of $816.28 in the
General Fund and $490.03 in the Education Fund. Motion to accept report for audit made by
Andrew Masse and seconded by John Ferrill. Motion carried.
Old Business: Skip Hatch discussed buying honey from Larry Roth to resell at the Assumption
and Pana Farmers Markets. Payment of $5.00 per pound to Larry and selling at market for
$10.00 per pound. Motion made by Jeremy Christer and seconded by Butch Issacs to do as
read. Motion carried. Skip will be coordinating the workers for the events. Volunteers needed.
New Business: A family picnic was discussed for June 23 at the Christian County Historical
Society grounds starting at 4:30 p.m. with demonstrations and games with prizes. Fried
Chicken, dinnerware and drinks will be provided by FBI and members asked to bring a cover
dish to share. Dean Beck made a motion with Mike Hady seconding to have the picnic and
motion carried. Bill Wilson made a motion to donate $50 to the Historical society to help cover
air conditioning or any expenses we encounter on the grounds. Dean Beck seconded. Motion
Glenda Brown and Jeremy Christer accepted the challenge of doing a talk/demo on Thursday
July 25th at the Christian County Fair 4-H area.
Nominating Committee for upcoming election of officers are Scott Carter, Bill Wilson and Larry
Motion made by Peggy Hatch and seconded by Rose Ferrill to reimburse copies made at a rate
of $.20 per copy. Motion carried.
A honey contest will be held at the August meeting.
Program: Larry Roth spoke about the Illinois State Fair Honey Contest and how you can get a
premium book to get discriptions of entry categories. Cathy Carter discussed how to prepare
the honey and tips of what the judge looks for from perfect jar to no honey on underside of
If you need to use any of the educational materials belonging to the FBI you must contact
Treasurer Bill Wilson.
On or around June 29th at 4:00 p.m. will be an extracting demo at Scott Carters. Email will be
sent out as notification. Bill Wilson has a target date of July 27th for an extraction demo.
Motion to close the meeting was made by Andrew Masse and seconded by Dean Beck.
Meeting adjourned at 8:42 p.m.
Submitted by Joyce Dullenty, Secretary
It is that time again for our monthly meeting. I hope everyone’s bees are doing great.
If anyone has a show in tell item or a special tool they like please bring to the meeting.
Have a happy 4th of July, our meeting is on Friday the 5th at 7:00. I hope to see everyone there!
The agenda is:
1. Pledge and invocation
2. Business meeting
3. Discussion on bees and bee keeping ( problems you mite be having)