Vermont Beekeepers Association
(Since 1886)

 2012 Winter Meeting Agenda

 Champlain Valley Exposition, 105 Pearl St. Essex Junction

Tuesday January 24th, 2012

Blue Ribbon Pavilion (adjacent to the Miller Expo Center)

8:45 Setup, Registration, & Refreshments

9:15 Welcome – President Chas Mraz

9:30 Bee Inspector’s Report, Steve Parise, VT Dept. of Agriculture

9:45 Business Meeting

  • Secretary’s Report - Michael Willard
  • Treasurer’s Report - Rick Stoner
  • Membership Report - Valerie Wilson
  • Librarian’s Report - Curtis Middleton

Committee Reports

  • Apiary Committee - Bill Mares
  • Fair Committee - Doug Ouellette
  • Website Committee - Greg Smela
  • Certification Committee - Ross Conrad

10:15 Morning topic: "Thebenefits of within-colony genetic diversity"

Speaker: Dr. David Tarpy- Associate Professor and Extension Apiculturist, Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University.

11:15 ReportonEAS2012Bill Mares and EAS committee Meeting

12:00 LunchBringyourownorbring$,foodvendorswillbeoperatingat theshow.Unfortunatelythereare no facilities for potluck. 

1:00 Afternoon topic: "Thequality of commercially produced queens" 

Speaker: Dr. David Tarpy-Associate Professor and Extension Apiculturist, Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University

2:00 Open Topic/Show and Tell

3:15 Local Clubs Update

3:30 Adjourn

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