Beekeepers of Volusia County

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Message from the Queen Bee

Beekeepers Of Volusia County
Marlin and I have made it back from our trip to Turkey and now we are in the home stretch for the year end events. The biggest is the November Volusia County Fair event.
The fair starts on November 4th, But we will be setting up the booth on November 2nd. Judging is on November 3rd. I hope you have all made plans to help support our club’s booth for this year. I am looking forward to building a huge display that is sure to catch the attention of the press. With your help, I can build the booth with more moving parts.
Our next meeting on Wednesday, October 27th at 6:30pm. We will have our last opportunity to sign up for a time slot to help cover the club display and teach the fair guests about the insects we so love. It will also be my change to get your tickets to you. So, I need your help to finish out the year with a big success for the club. PLEASE come to the meeting and get your fair tickets.
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+13017158592,,99857718247# ,,,,*388248# US (Washington DC)Bring your thoughts to the meeting for other things you want to have in the booth for our biggest event of the year.

I have some announcements for you with this letter. 
Wednesdays Agenda:
First, we are going to need to start planning for next year’s change of officers. I would like to have some new faces take the lead and run for an office. Marlin and I will be fully supportive to whoever takes the lead, and we will help with any planning needed. 
Second, Marlin will have an update for the club on our High School Bee yard program during this meeting.
Third, I will have a presentation I want the club to consider for the booth. It is a booster for the club and our hobby called “Playing With The Insects”. This is a presentation about home inspections and how to prevent bees from entering your walls. It has some great pictures of removals that were done from homes and how messy it can get. I think you will like it.
Finally, I have a note from our club secretary, Irene Yeats.
Hello All. Sadly I must step away from the club for what I hope is a short time. Sometimes hobbies have to take the back burner and this is one of those times. I wish you all well and hope to see you in at some point in 2022. – Irene

Donna Athearn

Queen Bee/President

Beekeepers of Volusia County

New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

(Office) 386-428-0838

(Mobile) 386-426-3198

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