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Mid Michigan Beekeepers Club Meeting February 2, 2012
Mid-Michigan Beekeepers Club Meeting is this Thursday February2, 2012

Mid-Michigan Beekeeper's Club
Richfield Township Hall, located at
5381 N. State Rd., Davison, MI 48423
Meetings are at 7 pm, doors open 6:30pm.
President: Barb Applebee
Phone: 989-975-0161
Email: midmichiganbeekeepers@gmail.com
Website: www.midmichiganbeekeepers.com


Tonight we are going to open the meeting by voting the bylaws into our club that I passed out at the January meeting for all to read. Only item I am presenting to change in the bylaws is that our club pay their MBA dues to the club and our treasurer will issue the MBA a check for their portion of the dues paid. This ensures our club to get their $5.00 from each member paid.

We need to vote for 1 Member at Large replacement for our club.

We are raffling off another complete hive at the ANR week in March; tickets ($5.00) go on sale February 2, 2012 at the clubs meeting for our complete hive. The foundation is the winner’s obligation and choice.

I would like a few volunteers to sit by the clubs table at ANR Week to help sell tickets too. This would allow us to take a class or two and be able to walk around and see all the happenings at ANR Week. The drawing on the Hive will be on Saturday March 10th, 2012 at the 4:00pm business meeting.

As soon as I get any information on the ANR week I will pass it along to you.

Dadant Bee Supplier is having their open house this Saturday February 4th from 9 am until 1pm.
Dadant new address is 929 Elliott St Albion MI 49224.

Dadant will also be offering a Brand New Beekeeping class on February 11 from 9am to 1pm.
Cost is $30 the first 25 people who prepaid; which includes the book “First Lessons of Beekeeping” there are only 25 seats available. The cost includes sandwich lunch and $10 towards the same day purchase of bee equipment.

Dadant will also be a vendor at Michigan Beekeepers Association ANR week at Michigan State on March 9 & 10 2012. Anyone who wishes to order bee equipment from Dadant they will deliver to the March ANR Week meeting free shipping, also remember to let them know you’re a member of the Mid-Michigan Beekeepers Club.

There will be a MBA meeting on February 11, 2012 at 10:00a.m., if anyone is interested in attending. Your ideals and inputs will be heard at the meeting.

If anyone knows of fellow beekeepers that do not do the internets please get their name address and phone number and I will send them out a flyer when our meetings will be.

I am looking into sending a club newsletter as well, both online and by mail for those who do not use the internet.

Honey Festival set for July 28, 2012; they are looking for more vendors and help to promote the festival. Booths are 10 x 10 costs is $20.00 a table and $10.00 per table after that.

Anyone who hasn’t paid their $5.00 club dues please see Wilda or me and get ready for our MBA 2012 Spring Conference in East Lansing on March 9 and 10. Please be sure to mark your calendars so you won’t forget.

I received this fax from Dave Anthony on Media craziness and phorids and Bees from his California contacts at Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The fax read:

It looks like the media has really run with the whole zombie-bee phorid thing. Charles and I are authors on that paper, but I want you to know that we do not agree with the statements being made in the press and by others, calming that phorids are even remotely responsible for colony collapse. You may hear from your stakeholders that are listening to the popular press today. The media the media is way over-hyping this story.

Don Schram has Medication Free 5 frame Nucs for sale. Raised here in Michigan anyone interested please call Don at 248-310-8205 or email him at don.schram@gmail.com . Deadline is March 24, 2012 or until sold out. Target arrival date April 20th, day depends on the weather and nuc production. Two pick up points are Davison MI or White Lake MI. A deposit of $35 per nuc is needed to reserve your order and balance due no later than April 13, 2012 or you have the choice to paid the balance in full up front it’s your choice.

Tonight guess speaker will be Jim Withers. Jim is putting together a syllabus series of topics on beekeeping classes that he has offered to teach fellow beekeepers of all degrees. Tonight Jim Withers will talk on his idea and when he will have it available.

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