Welcome to BVBeeks!
The Brazos Valley Beekeepers Association was formed in May 2014 as a club of hobbyist beekeepers in and around the Bryan/College Station area. We welcome everyone to join our monthly meetings, which are usually held the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Check the club calendar for upcoming events and activities.
The next club meeting is our annual club Christmas Party - where the only business conducted is the election of new officers to the Board of Directors. Following this very brief business, the holiday festivities will begin - beginning with a pot-luck dinner. The club is providing the main course of fajitas (including tortillas, rice, & beans). There is a sign-up sheet for everyone to list what you intend to bring at https://bit.ly/BVBeeksChristmasPartySignup. Dinner will be followed by our annual gift exchange - you are encouraged to bring a gift in the $25ish range in the "exchange game". You can bring a gift per person or per family - it's up to you (you'll go home with as many gifts as you bring). See the information on the side bar for location, date, & time.
This year we are electing the positions of Vice-President, Treasurer, & 1 member-at-large. The nomination committee has presented the following people for nomination:
- Vice-President: Amy Scinski
- Treasurer - Dalene Barnes
- Member-at-Large: David Todaro
We will take additional nominations from floor at the meeting/Christmas Party prior to the elections, so if you would like to serve, there is still time to get your name into the hat.
Mentors Needed for Youth Program
It's that time of year where I (Chris) am seeking club members willing to be an "Adult Mentor" for the club's Youth Program. The more people we have volunteer to help guide these kids, the less work will be placed on any single individual (I hope to limit every mentor to no more than 2 kids). This year I am looking for mentors in the Caldwell, Hockley, Iola, Welborn, & Kurten areas. Please understand, you do NOT need to be a master beekeeper with years and year of experience in order to be a mentor for one of our kids. If you have successfully managed a couple of hives for a couple of years, you qualify! If you can help be a mentor, please contact Chris Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership Dues are up for renewal
A gentle reminder that all club memberships expire at the end of December. So for those of you who did not pay for multiple years ahead of time, it's time to get your membership renewed for next year. To make things easier, we have added several additional ways in which you can pay your membership dues - they are outlined on a new page on the website (under "About Us") at Renewing Membership
Next Club Meeting:
Tuesday, December 14
Youth & Newbee Program: -none-
Program & General meeting: -none-
This month's meeting is the annual Christmas Party, which will begin at 6:30. The only club business to be conducted will be the election of officers for upcoming terms.