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North Yard Workshop Date Rescheduled

Please note: Due to weather concerns the April 21 Workshop at the Northern Yard
has been tentatively rescheduled to Sunday, April 22 from 12 noon to 2pm.

Watch this space, our Twitter feed or the calendar for updates.

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.)

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