Virginia State Beekeepers Association
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PRACTICAL BACKYARD BEEKEEPING

The Halifax Beekeepers Association presents
"PRACTICAL BACKYARD BEEKEEPING"
Friday, January 27, 2017 and Saturday, January 28, 2017
For Small-Scale (Hobby) and Serious Sideline Beekeepers
Featured Speaker/Instructor: KEITH DELAPLANE

Location: Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex, 19783 US-29, Chatham, VA, USA 24531

PRE-REGISTRATION FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EVENTS IS REQUIRED

FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 27, 2017 - 6 PM to 9 PM
Cost: $35
Starting at 6 PM we will sponsor a special “BEEKEEPERS DINNER AND PROGRAM” featuring an exquisite catered meal from the award winning ChathaMooCa restaurant in Chatham, VA. All courses will be flavored with specialty honeys! The main course will be Black Angus beef. Please note that this meal gets rave reviews every year from our attendees.

Immediately following the dinner (about 7 PM) our featured guest speaker/instructor, Keith Delaplane, will present a down to earth program titled “Multiple Mating and Why It’s Good For One’s Health" (referring to queen bees, of course!), to be followed by a participant question and answer session.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 4 PM
Cost $60
Check in begins at 8:30 AM followed immediately by a kickoff of coffee, tea, donuts and fruit. A light lunch will be served at noon and there will be morning and afternoon breaks.

Our agenda will consist of several hot topics of the day addressed by Dr. Delaplane, each followed by plenty of time for discussion and questions.

To accommodate our members and guests, these two programs may be chosen together as one package or separately. All checks, Money Orders and questions should be directed to:
Jim Zeigler, Phone: 434-376-4490
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KEITH DELAPLANE BIOGRAPHY
From the time Keith was presented with his first bee hive at age 13, on his family farm in Cass County, Indiana, the path was set for him to follow as a lifelong journey: “For the Love of Bees and Beekeeping”, which, by the way, is the name of the article he writes each month in the American Bee Journal. His scientific perspectives interwoven with practical beekeeping knowledge have made Keith’s Bee Journal articles must-read columns for subscribing beekeepers around the globe.

Keith serves as MBE, Professor, Walter B. Hill Fellow and Bee Program Director at the University of Georgia. He received his B.S. from Purdue University, M.S. from Louisiana State University, Entomology, and Ph.D. from Louisiana State University, Entomology. He received the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2014. Keith served as Director of the Managed Pollinator Coordinated Agriculture Project (CAP) from 2008-2012. He has written scores of Research Papers and leads the University of Georgia effort against Pollinator Decline.

PRE-REGISTER AND PAY HERE

The VSBA is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting and advancing beekeeping in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Membership in the VSBA is open to beekeepers and non-beekeepers, alike. Annual membership dues are $12.00 per individual/family or $10.00 through local associations. In addition to other benefits, members receive a quarterly newsletter.

Promoting Knowledge and Fellowship
Among Beekeepers in the Commonwealth of Virginia

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