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  Monday, 30 January 2017
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I came online via the tv as our computer crashed......anybody know speaker and subject details for th winter meeting? I thought vba website would be updated by now as meeting is tomorrow but haven,t found any details....
We are one week away from our annual VBA Winter Meeting. Like in years past, this year’s Winter Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Vermont Farm Show on Tuesday January 31st. The Vermont Farm Show has graciously offered VBA a free space to host our meeting.

**There is one change to where we are meeting.
The new location is on the second floor of the Miller Expo Centre:
Miller North Conference Room A&B**

The address for our meeting location is:
Champlain Valley Exposition
Miller Expo Centre
105 Pearl St. Essex Junction, VT 05452

2017 Winter Meeting Agenda - January 21, 2017
Essex Junction Fairgrounds - Blue Ribbon Pavilion
Miller North Conference Rooms A & B
8:45am Setup, Registration
9:15am Welcome
9:25am Honey contest winners
9:30am Bee Inspector's Report, David Tremblay, VT Agency of Agriculture
Apiary Statistics report
Federal Feed Directive
10:00am Business Meeting
Membership Report – Brennan Martin
Secretary’s Report – Steve Silverman
Treasurer’s Report – Donna Pollard
Certification Committee – Bill Mares/Ross Conrad
Librarian’s Report – Marilyn Post
Apiary Committee Report – Bill Mares and Jeffrey Hamelman
Fair Committee – Bill Mares/Doug Ouellette (Tunbridge World’s Fair)
10:45am VBA History Book – Bill Mares / Ross Conrad

11:00am Key Note Presentation
From one nuc to one hundred in four years:
Andrew Munkres – Lemon Fair Honey works

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm Workshops: Session 1
Track A: Transmission of viruses between bees through shared
use of flowers:
Smantha Alger and Alex Burnham - University of Vermont

Track B: Making Craft Mead
Kelly Klein and Ricky the Meadmaker - Groennfell Meadery

2:15pm Workshops: Session 2
Track A: Evaluating flowering plant selection for pollinator
habitat enhancement: Open-pollinated natives vs. native cultivars:
Annie White – University of Vermont

Track B: Making Creamed Honey:
Paul Yanus - Mountain Creek Apiary
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