Clarksville, TN

Montgomery County Beekeeper's Association
 

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PENDING APPROVAL 6 July 2019


Clarksville Montgomery County Beekeepers Association

Date:  1 June 2019, Monthly Meeting Minutes / Meeting called to order at 10:02am

Location:  Clarksville Montgomery County Public Library

 

Members present:  See sign in Roster

 

Introductions: No new guests

 

Approval of minutes:  Minutes for the month of May posted on the cmcba. Motioned to accept minutes with a second to approve, vote/approval by membership.

 

Treasurer Report:  Treasurer Report for the month of May posted on cmcba.com.  $3,136.46 in checking. Motioned to accept with a second, vote/approval by membership.

 

Old Business:

1. CMCBA Honey extractor status – Pending responses from TBA

 

Announcements: 

1. CMCBA will have a table on 8 June 8am-1pm to celebrate Pollinator Week @ Clarksville Downtown Market requesting volunteers from members to help with the table. Observation Hive

2. CMCBA will have a table on 17 August 8am-1pm August for conservation week @ Clarksville Downtown Market requesting volunteers from members to help with the table.

3. Upcoming meetings:          

            July 6th Clarksville Montgomery County Library Large Room 1000-1130

            August 3rd Clarksville Montgomery County Library Large Room 1000-1030 (1100 latest)

                                                Youth Group Glass Study Room 1100-1200

            September 7th Clarksville Montgomery County Library Large Room 1000-1100

                                                Youth Group 1100-1200

October 5th Clarksville Montgomery County Library Large Room 9:00-3:00 Beginning

Beekeepers – youth group included

            November 2nd - Clarksville Montgomery County Library Glass Room 1000-1200

            December – Holiday Party TBA

 

TOPIC:  American Foul Brood.  From the State Apiarist: Registered or unregistered apiaries in the following counties: Weakley, Stewart, Obion, Dyer, Henry, Gibson, Carrol, Benton, Humphreys, Houston, or Montgomery . Tests confirmed 11 colonies in 3 apiaries were positive for American Foulbrood. These colonies were in Weakley and Stewart counties. Those colonies have been destroyed. We will be notifying all registered beekeepers within the affected area and inspecting all apiaries within the affected area in the next few weeks. Any beekeeper that thinks they may have AFB should send an e-mail to mike.studer@tn.gov ASAP. Anyone that knowingly has American Foulbrood and does not report it is subject to a $500.00 fine. Please be careful moving colonies within these counties get your local area inspectors to come out and inspect before you move anything.  Anyone moving colonies out of these counties or within these counties without a health certificate is subject to a $500.00 fine. Please everyone be diligent about hygiene when going from one apiary to the other. Designate a hive tool for each apiary or burn them between apiaries. Use disposable gloves when inspecting hives in these counties.

            Watch Video on AFB by University of Florida

            Point by James Lenske- Larva should be pearly white.  Yellow or brown larva, scales where brood should be, bad smell are indicators of FB. Test kits available.

            Charles Cook – local state inspector.

 

Open floor Discussion 

 

Meeting adjourned by the President @ 1056

 

Door Prizes drawn

 

 

Respectfully transcribed from dictation taken by Tiffany Cyrier submitted by Billie Zeveney, CMCBA Secretary