CHEATHAM COUNTY BEEKEEPERS
CHEATHAM CO. LIBRARY, ASHLAND CITY, TN
Sept. 13, 2014
President Chris Robbins called the meeting to order at 9:30 am.
There were 21 people in attendance at this months meeting. After a short welcome, Becky Harris gave the treasurers report. The beginning balance was
$1,213.29. Deposits were $100.81; Expenses were $146.39. The ending balance was $1167.77.
After the report, there was a lengthy discussion period that began with Roger Senechal passing on an idea for a DYI small hive beetle trap. Other topics included how to solve ant problems in hives, swapping honey between hives and how to prepare your hives for winter. Different methods of feeding and combining weak hives were discussed at length.
After this Roger and Dianne Senechal gave a demonstration of how to make a hand salve using beeswax. The only ingredients needed were Mineral Oil, Borax, Water and Beeswax. In no time at all, they made up a batch and everyone in attendance was given a jar to take home with them.
In other business after the demonstration President Chris Robbins announced that the Christmas party/meeting will be held December 13th. As before, he will be providing the meat for the meal, and other attending should bring other dishes. More discussions will be held on this at the next months meeting.
At the meeting, Margaret Beaver agreed to assume the duties of Secretary, as the current Secretary (myself) announced he would no longer be able to
hold office, due to having moved out of the area.
Next months meeting will be October 11th. At that meeting Johhnie Bell will be showing some beekeeping videos he has purchased on Queen Rearing, Swarms and How to set up a package.
David K. Hanson