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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.

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 newenglandfarms@aol.com 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 - maddiefarm@aol.com.