Michigan Beekeepers Association Fall Conference October 24-25

Those interested in beekeeping and pollination services are welcome to attend the Michigan Beekeepers Association Fall Conference in Flint, Michigan, Oct. 24-25, 2014.

For those interested in beekeeping and pollination services, the Michigan Beekeepers Association is putting on their annual Fall Conference Oct. 24-25, 2014 in Flint, Michigan at the Holiday Inn Gateway Center. This two-day event features workshops, a trade show, honey-judging contest, and keynote speaker David Hackenberg. Hackenberg is a premier beekeeper, pollinator-health advocate and speaker from Pennsylvania. In addition to having served as the president of the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association, the American Beekeeping Federation and as member of the National Honey Board, Hackenberg is the current chairman of the Honey Bee Health Advisory Board.

On both days, Michigan State University Extension specialist Walter Pett and MSU researcher Zachary Huang will be teaching how to identify and manage foul brood. On Friday, Oct. 24, Huang will also demonstrate how bees see differently from other animals and how this affects their pollination behavior.

Read the full tentative schedule.

Folks can pre-register online at a reduced cost or on site at full cost. Having a current 2014 MBA membership reduces the cost as well. Check your membership status and see below for the scale of registration fees.

Note: Pre-registration will close Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.

Registration fees

MBA Member, 2-Day:  $20
MBA Member, 1-Day:  $10
Non-Member, 2-Day:  $40
Non-Member, 1-Day:  $20
Spouse/Guest, 2-Day:  $10
Spouse/Guest, 1-Day:  $5

Paid At-the-Door
MBA Member, 2-Day:  $25
MBA Member, 1-Day:  $15
Non-Member, 2-Day: $45
Non-Member, 1-Day:  $25
Spouse/Guest, 2-day:  $15
Spouse/Guest, 1-Day:  $10

Volunteers are always needed and welcomed. Please contact Steve Tilmann, MBA Treasurer, at treasurer@mba-bees.org to volunteer.

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