The primary topic of the December meeting involved a report from club members who attended the Brown County Beekeepers Seminar in October. Patti Ingram provided a bullet point slide show with the highlights of the seminar. Other attendees provided additional background information. Topics covered in the seminar were winter survival and overwintering nucs.
What I gained from their information is that the overwintered nucs were actually regular deeps that were modified to be side by side 4 frame nucs. The two nucs could thereby share heat through the divider in the center. These nucs were also stacked at least 2 deeps in height.
A thank you to Patti, Mark and Paul for their report.
Septembers minutes were read and approved. As was the treasurer's financial report.
The topic of public outreach was delayed until the January meeting. All members were invited to provide both ideas for public outreach, but also do recruiting of personnel to support any activity.
Free kits to perform powdered sugar mite checks were distributed all interested club members. The meeting then adjourned and members went to sample product-of-the-hive treats brought in for our enjoyment. Baklava, honey glazed pecans, honey spiced chicken, mead, honey brittle, and honey cookies were sampled by club members.
The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for January; exact date TBD.