FLORIDA STATE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION
OF MANAGERS MEETING
Jacksonville , FL.
convened at 10:30 a.m. by Laurence Cutts.
Gentry (Palm Beach)
Del Signore (Sub Tropical)
Gwaltney and Fred Mellor (Tupelo)
represented Ridge (Bert Kelley, Elmore Herman), Central (David Westervelt),
Palm Beach (Josh Gentry), Sub Tropical (Lee Del Signore) and Tupelo (Bert
Gwaltney, Fred Mellor, Laurence Cutts).
of November 1, 2003 meeting in Tampa read by the M. Sanford.† No corrections; Motion to approve (Elmore
Herman, second Lee Del Signoreópassed)†
See the web site for minutes of past sessions
of newsletter published in January to take the place of the letter the
president is to send out according to the bylaws to remind members of their
dues.† This edition contained on the
mailing label the status of each person.†
Those present thought this a good alternative for the first cut.† After a period it was decided to send a
first-class mailing to those who are not paid for 2004.
of FSBA brand.† There are now two in
existence.† One is Bronze (Lee del
Signore), other is stainless steel (David Westervelt).† Lee said American Bronze Factory made good
ones for $90.
Report:† Bert Kelly reported a balance
of $12,492.84, with very few bills left to pay.† Motion to accept report (Elmore Herman), seconded (David
of Laurence Cuttsí loan.† Motion to pay
Laurence $6,000 remaining balance of his loan to the association for research
activities (see previous minutes) by Elmore Herman, seconded (Bert Kelley),
passed.† Check written by Mr. Kelley and
handed to Laurence with thanks from the association.
Report.† Ex-president Herman reported
the following additions to the Conrad Cramer Memorial Apiary (contributions
offered at the state meeting in Tampa):
is a list of Beekeepers and the gifts for the new Apiary according to
Platt Rd†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 6 Hives
Ida St††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 4 Hives
Lyman Dr††††††††††††††††††††††† 10 Hives
Smith Creek Rd†††††††††††††† 20 Hives
Triby Cemetery Rd††††††† 12 Hives
Persque Isle Dr††††††††††††††† 50 Supers
Port† Charlotte, FL.
Taylor Rd††††††††††††††††††††††††† 50 Supers
NW 188th St††††††††††††††† 50 Supers
the present time there are a total of 66 colonies (Cramer Apiaries), 48
colonies (Lee Del Signore; South Florida Apiary) and 16 colonies (Elmore
Herman) making up the Conrad Cramer Memorial Apiary.† A check for those managed by Cramers was forthcoming.† The Apiary committee has developed a form
for reporting from apiary managers.
Kelley can no longer serve as region six (6) nominating committee member for
the National Honey Board.† Discussion of
who would replace him.† Two people are
required to be recommended.† Elmore
Herman considering the position.† Anyone
nominated must be committed to attend the meetings.† Anyone interested should contact President Cutts.
Sponsorship of 2004 National Association of County Agriculture Agents by Gary
Brinen discussed.† There is no money
budgeted for this and the educational budget is all spoken for.† Executive Director to write a note to Gary
Brinen stating the Associationís regrets.
the Department of Agriculture will no longer sponsor a bee beard at the state
fair, there was discussion as to whether the state association would take it
on.† Those at this meeting believed it
could be handled.† Elmore Herman
motioned to have Laurence Cutts chair this activity, seconded by David
Kelley passed around a signup for helping at the state fair; he is this yearís
coordinator.† Anyone interested in
helping please contact him.† He also
mentioned that the varieties of honey present at the last fair went over well
and this will be continued (tupelo, gallberry (holly), palmetto and
orange.† He also suggested adding a
creamed honey for the tasting.
honey labels for the state fair have ex-president Hermanís address.† Motion to keep this until the labels run out
(Bert Kelly), seconded David Westervelt, Passed.
to have the Executive Secretary mail a card to James Fussell, 1867 King Rd.,
Bartow, FL 33830 saying members missed him at the Federation Meeting in
Jacksonville and were thinking about him.
to adjourn (Elmore Herman), seconded by Bert Kelley, Passed.†
adjourned 12:30 p.m.