VBA 2010 Summer Meeting

Vermont Beekeepers Association
(Since 1886)

Summer Meeting Agenda

Long Trail School, Dorset – Saturday, July 24, 2010

Hosted by the Southern Vermont Northshire Beekeepers

8:30 - 9:15 Registration, Refreshments, & Information Tables

9:15 - 9:30 Opening by Bill Mares, VBA President

9:30 - 10:00 Bee Inspector's Report, Steve Parise, VT Dept. of Agriculture

10:00 – 10:30 Business Meeting – Committee Reports & Election of Officers

Secretary’s Report                   Jeff Hamelman

Treasurer’s Report                   John Tardie

Membership Report                Valarie Wilson

Committee Reports

Tunbridge Fair              Ingrid Boette
Web Committee           Greg Smela

10:30-10:45 Reports on Federal Grants, Kim Greenwood & Mike Palmer

10:45 – 12:00 Dr. Marla Spivak - “The Benefits of Propolis to Bee Health”

12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH

(Potluck -Last names from A-L bring an entrée and M-Z bring a side dish, bread, or dessert.
Please – NO HOT DISHES!

1:00 – 1:30 Certification Program—Ross Conrad & Bill Mares

1:30 – 2:30 Dr. Marla Spivak - “Long Term Plan for Stock Improvement in the US”

2:30 – 3:00 EAS 2012 –Bill Mares

3:00 – 3:15 Raffle

3:15 - 4:00 Hive Inspection (in the hives outside, bring a veil)

4:00 Meeting Adjourns

(NOTE: New England Farms will be bringing the Beekeeping Warehouse to the meeting on July 24th. 15% Discount on woodenware manufactured in-house. Ross Round 8 frame supers 20% discount. We are now manufacturing frames in-house. You can place an order by phone Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 518 642 3270, or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or website www.newenglandfarms.com. Please place orders for FREE delivery to meeting by July 17th.)

Directions: Long Trail School, 1045 Kirby Hollow Road

TRAVELING NORTH ON VT ROUTE 30: One mile north of Dorset Village – turn right onto Paul’s Way (seven miles from Manchester Center)

TRAVELING SOUTH ON VT ROUTE 30: Less than a quarter mile south of Danby Mountain Road – turn left onto Paul’s Way

(Paul’s Way winds uphill a half mile to the School.)

For more information please contact VBA Vice President Maddie Sobel - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .