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Kentucky State Beekeepers Asociation

Minutes for KSBA Board Meeting on April 18, 2020

Kentucky State Beekeepers Association (KSBA) April 18, 2020 Minutes Special Meeting for General Members Attendance: 21 (19 voting and 2 non-voting members) Meeting was held through web teleconference due to restrictions on “face-to-face meetings” caused by the pandemic COVID-19. Roll call conducted for verification of KSBA members in good standing. Roll call complete. Association President Mike Mabry called the meeting to order at 6:18 p.m. (EDT) Agenda Per Article IV, Section 2, this is a Special Meeting for General Members to vote on Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation. New Business Voting to approve the bylaws and articles of incorporation was […]

Kentucky State Beekeepers Asociation

Minutes for KSBA Board Meeting on March 27, 2020

Kentucky State Beekeepers Association (KSBA) March 27, 2020 Minutes Board Meeting Attendance: 7 Tammy Potter, KDA Apiarist (non-voting) Sarah Preston, Program Manager (non-voting) Mike Mabry, KSBA President Joe Chang Wes Henry Joe Taylor Rick LeMarr Meeting was held through web telephonic conferencing due to pandemic caused by COVID-19. Association President, Mike Mabry, called the meeting to order at 7:12 pm (EDT) Agenda Financial statement Vote on by-laws Vote for nominees for vp and pres elect Report/discussion Bluegrass community foundation Field day Perryville State fair Fall meeting, honey expo Website Certified honey program Old Business State fair status is still unknown […]

Kentucky State Beekeeping Association

Minutes for KSBA Board Meeting on January 4, 2020

Kentucky State Beekeepers Association (KSBA) January 4, 2020 Minutes Special Meeting Attendance: 9 Tammy Potter, KDA Apiarist (non-voting) Sarah Preston, CKHP Program Manager (non-voting) Mike Mabry, KSBA President Joel Gonia Joe Chang Joe Taylor Jan Rafert Wes Henry Rick LeMarr KSBA President Mike Mabry called the meeting to order at 9:36am The December 23, 2019, KSBA meeting minutes were distributed through email. A minor change was made to the minutes, and subsequently accepted and approved by the board. Agenda for Jan. 04, 2020 Non-profit status Grant status Draft copy of code of conduct Election protest CKHP protest Old Business Reestablish […]

Kentucky State Beekeeping Association

Minutes for KSBA Board Meeting on December 23, 2019

Kentucky State Beekeepers Association (KSBA) December 23, 2019 Minutes Special Meeting Attendance: 9 (1 conference call) Tammy Potter, KDA Apiarist (non-voting) Sarah Preston, Program Manager (non-voting) Mike Mabry, KSBA President Joel Gonia Joe Chang Joe Taylor David Shockey Rick LeMarr Jake Osbourne (called in) Association President, Mike Mabry, called the meeting to order at 10:07am. Agenda Fall Elections – last election received written protest on not using by-laws to elect officials Education Subsidy – discuss KSBA subsidy for bee school Code of Conduct – discussion and recommendation for draft Old Business: None New Business: Small honey bear bottles (Sheehan – […]

Kentucky State Beekeeping Association

Minutes of KSBA Fall Meeting on November 9, 2019

KSBA Fall Meeting At Bullitt Central High School November 9, 2019 Upcoming KSBA Events: March 28, 2020 – Spring Meeting with the Hardin County Beekeepers, Elizabethtown, KY Keynote Speaker: Jay Evans, Research Leader of the USDA Bee Research Lab. The lab conducts research to improve the health of honey bee colonies and help the beekeeping industry maintain an adequate healthy supply of bees for the pollination of crops. Summer of 2020 – Meeting in Eastern Kentucky, date and location to be announced September 19, 2020 – Fall Meeting with Green Valley Beekeepers Association and the KY Honey Exposition in Owensboro, […]

Kentucky State Beekeeping Association

Executive Meeting Notes November 8, 2019

KSBA Executive Meeting November 8, 2019 – 6:00pm Representatives present from KSBA member associations: Capital City Kentuckiana Hardin Bullitt KY Backyard Nelson Ft. Harrod Ohio Barren Grayson Allen Audubon Green Valley Bluegrass Pennyrile Bell (see attached list for attendance and associated bee club). The meeting had a quorum. Bee School Grant money Supplying $3/person (both KSBA members and non-members) for all bee schools in the state is not sustainable for the KSBA. Discussion revolved around the following considerations: Should the $3.00 be to help get schools established? $3/person but only for KSBA member? Show the cost benefit § get money back […]

Kentucky State Beekeeping Association

August 3, 2019

Clarification & Accommodations:  There were several comments and recommendations made by local association presidents at the Aug 3rd KSBA meeting in Frankfort. The KY State Fair Honey pricing for 2019 was discussed and there was a consensus that the unit prices should be adjusted downward to the nearest dollar for all those prices that included 50 cents. For example: a 1 lb. bottle was priced at $13.50. The recommendation was to reduce that to $13.00 and to make similar adjustments to all such pricing in the pricing list. A revised pricing list was prepared and published. Because the certified honey […]