Meetings & Events

VSBA 2014 Spring Conference

Early Registration Extended to May 31!

When: June 13 - 14, 2014
Where: Brookville High, Lynchburg, Va
Hosted by: Piedmont Beekeepers Assn.

Registration: Fill out this form or register online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ (early registration extended to May 31!).

The meeting will be held at the Brookville High School, 100 Laxton Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502. Jaime Ellis, U. of Florida Associate Professor of Entomology, Steve Repasky, EAS Master Beekeeper, and Dick Rogers from the Bayer Bee Care Center will be the speakers. There will be workshops Saturday afternoon.

Agenda
(As of May 21, 2014, subject to change)
Friday, June 13
12:00 – 1:00 Registration
1:00 – 1:15 Opening Remarks
1:15 –2:00 Dick Rogers --Supporting the Best of Two Worlds: Healthy Bees & Healthy Crops
2:00-2:45 Jamie Ellis—University of Florida’s Research & Extension Efforts in Apiculture
2:45 - 3:15 Break
3:15 – 3:30 Door Prize Drawings
3:30 – 4:15 Jerry Borger—Hobbyist Queens Using a Double Screen
4:15 -5:00 Stephen Repasky—Making Splits: Sustainability in the Out-Yard
5:00 Adjourn

Saturday, June 14
8:00 – 8:45 Registration
8:45 – 9:00 Opening Remarks
9:00 – 9:45 Jamie Ellis—Honey Bees as Superorganisims
9:45 -10:30 Stephen Repasky—Keeping Healthy Bees: Varroa Management and Other Ideas
11:00 - 11:15 Door Prize Drawings
11:15 – 12:00 Jamie Ellis—How Honey Bees Helped Me Answer Life’s 4 Most Important Questions
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 1:45 Door Prize Drawing (last one)
1:45 – 2:15 Business Meeting
2:15 – 2:45 State Apiarist’s Report
2:45 – 3:15 Master Beekeeping Program Update
3:15 – 4:30 Jerry Borger—Hive Innovations & Tips
4:30 Adjourn

The Program Committee has contacted several hotels in the area for group rates:

Econo Lodge,2400 Stadium Road, Lynchburg(6 miles from meeting location), 434-847-1045, has rooms available at the group rate of $69.99 per night plus tax for rooms with double beds and $79.99 per night plus tax for a rooms with a king bed. Please note that is group rate is only available until May 8th. Please remember to mention that you are with the Virginia Beekeepers Association.

Hilton Garden, 4025 Wards Road, Lynchburg (4.25 miles from meeting place), 434-239-3006 has rooms available for a rate of $110 per night, plus tax and a $1 occupancy fee. This rate includes a hot continental breakfast. Reservations can be made directly by calling 434.239.3006. Please use the group code ID VSB to obtain this rate. The group contract expires May 23rd also book online at http://lynchburg.hgi.com.

Holiday Inn Express, 5600 Seminole Ave., Lynchburg (4.3 miles from meeting place), 434-237-7771, has rooms available at the rate of $109 per night, plus tax and a $1 occupancy fee. This rate includes a hot continental breakfast. You will need to mention Virginia State Beekeepers Association to get this rate. The group contract expires May 26th. Please remember to mention that you are with the Virginia Beekeepers Association

Vendors:

C&H Books
Dadant
Haywood Honey & Supplies
Unison Pottery Tile Works
WG Bee Farm, Linda Wyatt
Southern Beekeeping, Timothy Maynard
Valley Bee Supply
 

VSBA 2014 Fall Conference

When: Nov, 2014
Where: Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, Va
Hosted by: Shenandoah Valley Beekeepers Assn

VSBA 2015 Spring/Summer Conference

Tentatively scheduled for Winchester, VA being hosted by the Beekeepers of Northern Shenandoah.
 

VSBA 2015 Fall Conference

When: Nov, 2015
Where: Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, Va
Hosted by: Shenandoah Valley Beekeepers Assn