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                    Family Beekeepers of Illinois
                                August 1st, 2019

 

 

 

The regular monthly meeting of the Family Beekeepers of Illinois was held at 7:00 p.m. at the U of I Extension Building on August 1, 2019 with Officers Scott Carter, Skip Hatch and Joyce Dullenty present along with 15 members. The Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation was led by Scott Carter.

 

Old Business:  A big thank you to those that came out to help at the Christian County Fair.  Jeremy Christer and Glenda Brown did an awesome demo/talk at the Petting Zoo.

 

New Business:  Next month is the voting of new officers for the 2019/2020 year.  The nomination committee has come up with a slate of officers as President – Jeremy Christer, Vice President – Wayne Beck, Secretary- Peggy Hatch, Treasurer-Skip Hatch.  No other nominations came from the floor at this time. Skip Hatch asked if anyone was interested in going to the Assumption or Pana Farmers Market.  No one acknowledge interest.  A discussion was made whether to take part in the Chilifest held at Taylorville on October 5 and 6th.  It was noted that since we are trying to get out organization started, it is a good idea to attend again this year.  A motion to attend the Chilifest was made by Butch Issacs and seconded by Dave Thomas.  Motion carried. A short discussion on the State Fair competition was covered.  Anyone is eligible to participate in the open class. Registration can be made up until August 7th at 3 p.m.

 

Minutes of the July meeting were read with a motion by Cathy Carter and seconded by Rose Ferrill to accept the minutes as read.  Motion carried.

Treasurers report was given by Joyce Dullenty with the ending balance in the General Fund of $631.24 and the Educational Fund of $418.00 for a total of $1049.24 total. Motion to accept report for audit was made by Butch Kaiser and seconded by Jeremy Christer. Motion carried.

 

Program: A honey contest was performed with Scott Carter being the judge to help him in his Master Beekeeping Course.  Skip Hatch demonstrated how to make queen rearing cups with wax and a mold that Scott had made.  While Scott was judging the honey pictures of bee parts under a microscope was shown as well as part of the Beekeepers Training video and a You tube video on competition.  Honey contest results were Jeremy Christer 1st Place, Butch Issacs 2nd Place and Mike Dullenty 3rd Place.  Scott admitted it was a harder job to judge than he thought it would be.  It was a good experience for all.

 

Butch Kaiser made a motion with Mike Dullenty second to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

 

Joyce Dullenty, Secretary

 

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                    Family Beekeepers of Illinois
                                July 5th, 2019

 

 

 

The regular monthly meeting of the Family Beekeepers of Illinois was held at the U of I Extension Building on July 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. with opening by President Scott Carter leading the Pledge of Allegiance.  The invocation was led by Bill Wilson.  Attending were officers Scott Carter, Skip Hatch, Bill Wilson with 16 members.

 

Minutes of the June meeting were read.  There were no additions or corrections so motion to accept the minutes was made by Wayne Beck and seconded by Butch Kaiser.  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 Paul Tilley and seconded by Dean Beck.  Motion carried.

 

Old Business: Fees have been paid for July 25th at the Christian County Fair.  We still need people to do 10-15 minute talks.  So far we have 2 volunteers.  Skip Hatch discussed the sale of 48 lb. jars of honey at the Assumption Farmers Market.  The 1 lb. jars were purchased at $5 each and sold for $11 each or 2 for $20.  There was a $5 fee to sell the honey.

 

New Business:  Dean Beck wants to discuss the idea of entering as a group at the State Fair in 2020.  A honey contest will be held at the August meeting.

Program:  Tom did a demonstration on a hive lift he made for 8 or 10 frame.  The cost to build was approximately $260.00.

Bill Wilson has a target date of July 27th for an extraction demo.  Email will be sent out as notification.

 

Motion to close the meeting was made by Gill Wilson, seconded by Butch Kaiser.  Meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.

 

Submitted by Peggy Hatch (sitting in for Joyce Dullenty, Secretary)

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                    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
carried.

 

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
Roth.

 

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
cap.

 

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

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                    Family Beekeepers of Illinois
                               September 5th, 2019

 

 

 

 

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