Heart of Georgia Beekeepers Mtg. Minutes
January 19, 2021
The meeting was called to order by Anita Curry, President, at 7:00pm.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all members present.
Anita welcomed everyone in attendance, both in person and on Zoom. She introduced herself and all of the Board of Directors.
Glen Christopher, Vice President, then read the minutes of the December, 2020 meeting. Anita called for any discussion or amendments to the minutes, which there were none. Steve McCrary made a motion to approve the minutes as read, seconded by Marie Moore. Vote by the membership was unanimous in favor.
Emily Heath gave the Treasurer’s Report. She reported that the December beginning balance was $4,971.60; expenditures were $691.67; receipts totaled $30; December ending balance $4,324.93. Anita called for a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report; motion made by Glen Christopher; seconded by Cory Leinberger; vote was unanimous in favor.
Anita reviewed the announcements and commented that we would have a book or article highlighted each month. She reminded everyone about nuc sales. Also, she mentioned the formation of 2 committees; Programs and Community Outreach, explaining each, and asked for volunteers to chair each and 2 additional members on each. Marie Moore volunteered to chair the Programs Committee.
There was no old business or new business to discuss
The planned program was “Swarm Management & Splits” presented by Jesse McCurdy and Anita. Jesse demonstrated his horizontal hive versatility and discussed how it can be used to manage a growing colony or for splitting one. He then had a question and answer time.
Anita announced the next meeting date will be February 16 with Jonathan Nixon, the Lead Apiary Inspector for the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture, speaking.
A motion was then made to adjourn; seconded by everyone. The meeting was adjourned at 8:10pm.
Hazel McCurdy, Secretary