Saturday, March 8, 2014

MBA Spring Meeting...

The Massachusetts Beekeepers Association will hold its annual Spring meeting on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014. Registration opens at 8:30AM - meeting starts at 9:00AM and ends at 4:00PM. The meeting will be in the Coolidge Building, Topsfield Fairgrounds, Topsfield, MA. To register visit the website.

Registration is free to MBA members, $10.00 for non-members.
Lunch is $10.00 - deadline to order Lunch is 3/15/2014.

Speakers Include:

Michele Colopy
Program Director for Pollinator Stewadship Council, Inc.
Pollinator Stewardship's mission is: to defend managed and native pollinators vital to a sustainable and affordable food supply from the adverse impact of pesticides.

Stephen Repasky, of Pittsburgh, PA, is an EAS Certified Master Beekeeper and currently serves as the President of Burgh Bees,  Second Vice-President of the PA State Beekeepers Association and sits on the Board of Directors for the American Beekeeping Federation.  He keeps busy with mentoring new beekeepers, teaching classes, raising local mite resistant queens, collecting swarms and extracting feral honeybee colonies from structures as well as working with local communities developing regulatory code to allow the keeping of bees in urban areas.   Stephen received a B.Sc. degree in Wildlife Management from Penn State and has recently written a book entitled “Swarm Essentials:  Ecology, Management and Sustainability”.

There is a Speaker’s dinner at Bertucci· Rte 1A Newbury St, Peabody 7PM· Friday March 21th Please if you plan to attend.

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