July 27, 2019
Please read: Meeting will be held Saturday, July 27/19, but if it’s going to rain all day, we will
be holding the meeting on Sunday if the weather is to be better.
We will be having several portions to the summer meeting this year with
speakers, discussions, question and answer and some workshops. If you
haven’t paid your membership ($10) and would like to do so, please see
We will be having a queen raffle, door prize raffle, and a 50/50 draw at the
end of the day. Money collected to go into the association for the purposes of
paying off any costs for the meeting, for possible purchases of association
equipment for borrowing, future events, and TTP spring donation.
Remember to bring your protective clothing and if you have spares, toss them
in the trunk also if you’re willing to share. Make sure to identify your spare gear
by putting your names on the tags or whatever else so you can have your gear
returned. Please try to wash all your clothing before coming to ensure we do
our best to maintain good biosecurity. The property is donated for our use so
let’s make sure to reduce any chance of bringing any unwanted
spores/disease to the locations.
Make sure to bring your chairs, umbrellas or such, but if I remember correctly
we will have plenty of tree cover.
Also bring your own plates and utensils as we will be having a pot luck lunch.
The meeting is absolutely free but we ask you bring one items to share with
others. We will hopefully have plenty of people attending to provide a bit of
variety. We would like to see sandwich platters, vegetable platters, fruit
platters, salads, dessert platters, cold cut platters.
Please also tape your names to the bottom to identify any containers you want
returned. (If you have a foldable table used at markets, please bring it along
in case we need spares)
Please make sure to bring yourself something to drink and stay hydrated. We
don’t know what the day will be like, but we don’t want to have anyone run
into heat issues. Alcoholic beverages are welcomed, but you are to drink
responsibly and make sure you have appropriate transportation afterwards.
We ask that if anyone observes someone that might have had too much to
drink and unable to drive to please inform us so that we can make sure they
don’t drive and get home safely. We will have zero tolerance for irresponsible
(and spares if you have some)
Chairs, umbrella, etc.
1 pot luck dish/platter to share.
(if you have a cooler please bring it as we might need extra space to store the
food that needs to stay cool)
Plate, utensils and beverages.
(If drinking, bring a designated driver)
9:30am – 10:00am Registration
10:00am – 10:05am Welcome (President – Breck Demers)
10:05am – 10:30am Introductions (Members)
10:30am – 12:00pm Speakers
High Nectar Perennials & Pollen Producing Garden
Plots | Jason Bradford (Bradford’s Nursery)
Pollinator Plants/Seeds | Jennifer Doelman (Barclay
Dick & Son Farm Supply)
Farming & Bees | Jennifer Doelman (Barclay Dick &
Son Farm Supply)
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 2:30pm Workshops
Preparing For Renfrew Fair Honey Competition |
2:30pm – 3:00pm Closing
Queen Raffle (Proceeds to UOVBA)
Door Prize Raffle
Girl Guides: This summer Jennifer Doelman and Basil Etmaskie did presentations on soil and
honey bees. The feedback was fantastic and the news is that the girls and instructors would like to
have the association back at future events. The word is that the parents said the girls came home
and talked on and on about the bees and what they do.
Renfrew Fair: We will be having an association table at the Renfrew Fair this September and are
looking for people to volunteer to work the table. If you interested in putting in a couple hours, let
us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we will mark you down and come up with a schedule.
Everyone is invited to visit the fair and bring a jar of honey for the honey competition. Talk to
Murray Borer for more info.
Association Items: We would like to know what you think we should have available for the
members to borrow. Items for demonstrations, and to use. Item suggestions would be:
observation hive, a honey harvest kit (2 frame hand crank extractor, two stage stainless steel sieve,
electric hot knife, 5 gallon pail with honey gate), honey refractometer. We will take a bit of time to
discuss this during the meeting.
Items will be free to borrow to members who have paid there association membership for that
year, and $20/24hr period for those who haven’t paid for a membership. A deposit will also be
required for all items borrowed and returned with satisfactory condition of the item. Money will be
added to the association coffers.