President Rick Queen called to order the regular monthly meeting of the Haywood County Beekeepers Chapter for April 2019.
Bloom Report: Currently blooming are: Henbit, Redbud and Dandelions.
Tickets are still on sale for the drawing of the three-pound package of bees coming from K.T.’s Orchard and Apiary. The drawing will be tonight after our speaker.
Door Prizes were given out, which included three boxes of unassembled wooden frames and hardware donated by Wallace Leatherwood and his friend; and two gift certificates to K.T.’s Orchard and Apiary.
David Massengill, Mountain Regional Director for the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association, presented a certificate to Keith Stiles, who passed the Journeyman Level of the Master Beekeepers program through the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association.
Vice-President Mickey Clemmons introduced tonight’s speaker, Dr. Doug Vinson. Dr. Vinson is a second-generation beekeeping dentist from central North Carolina, who maintains approximately 30 colonies. Dr. Vinson also serves the NC State Beekeepers Association as 1st Vice President and as NC Director to the Eastern Apiculture Society. We were very fortunate to hear his outstanding presentation on, “Improved Overwintering Success: Reduced Nest Cavity Size.”
The winner of the drawing for the three-pound package of bees was David Zachary, our most excellent webmaster. Congratulations, Zach!