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2013 Summer Meeting Agenda

Vermont Beekeepers Association - 2013 Summer Meeting Agenda
BFA Fairfax High School, Fairfax, VT
June 22nd, 2013

8:45 - Setup, Registration
9:15 - Welcome - President Chas Mraz
9:20 - Bee Inspector's Report, Steve Parise, VT Agency of Agriculture

  • Apiary Statistics report

10:00 - Morning Session – Gary Reuter, University of Minnesota Varroa Life Cycle and Control
11:20 - Presentation of Vermont Beekeeper of the Year Award – Michael Willard
11:30 - Business Meeting

  • Membership Report – Steve Silverman
  • Secretary’s Report - Michael Willard
  • Treasurer’s Report – Steve Silverman
  • Certification Committee – Bill Mares
  • Librarian’s Report - Curtis Middleton
  • Website Report – Greg Smela
  • Apiary Committee Report – Bill Mares (Hives at Intervale)
  • Fair Committee – Bill Mares/Doug Ouellette (Tunbridge World’s Fair)
  • Shelburne Farms Grant Request – Steve Silverman

12:00 - Lunch (Hive Inspections outside w/ Steve Parise)
1:00 - Afternoon Session – Gary Reuter, University of Minnesota Queen rearing/selection/breeding/hygienic behavior
2:30 - Mobile Mentor Beekeeper’s Program - Update, Kim Greenwood
2:40 - VT Legislative proposal update - Colony Registration Fees – Kim Greenwood, Bill Mares, Chas Mraz, Patrick Drugan
3:15 - Local Clubs Update
3:20 - Announce Winners of Silent Auction
3:30 - Adjourn meeting.
3:40 - Certification testing and grading – Bill Mares, Michael Willard, Kim Greenwood

(A PDF file of the agenda is available here.)