Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Knights of Columbus Hall, Kingston, MA.
Plymouth, Bristol, Barnstable, and Norfolk County clubs present a free all-day conference
In the morning, Dewey Caron, Entomology Professor and author of “Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping” will speak about improving survival, working toward treatment-free beekeeping, and reading your hives and colony behavior.
In the afternoon, Ross Conrad, author of “Natural Beekeeping” and former President of VT Beekeepers Assoc. will speak about treatment-free beekeeping, overwintering in the Northeast, and Swarms (management, catching, etc).
8:30-9:00 – check-in and get lunch tickets for those participating
8:55-9:00 – welcome and introduction of Dewey Caron
9:00-10:00 – Dewey Caron speaks on what beekeepers are doing to improve colony survivorship
10:00-10:30 – break, Dewey sells/signs books
10:30-12:00 – Dewey Caron speaks on working toward treatment-free beekeeping and communicating with bees
12:00-1:00 – lunch break, Dewey and Ross sell/sign books
12:55-1:00 – introduction of Ross Conrad
1:00-2:30 – Ross speaks on treatment free beekeeping
2:30-3:00 – break, Ross sells/signs books
3:00-4:30 – Ross speaks on working with swarms
4:30-5:00 – Q & A with Ross, plus wrap up
Lunch will consist of green salad with packets of dressings, sandwich breads (both sliced and rolls), condiments (mayo, mustard, pickles, onions, tomatoes, etc), sandwich meats (roast beef, ham, turkey), cheeses (american, provolone, swiss), soup, fruit (apples, maybe others too), desserts (for mid-afternoon – cookies, brownies, etc.), coffee/decaf/tea/bottled water (available all day).
You must reserve lunch by Oct. 1. Please send a check or money order made out to the “PCBA” for $10, along with your name, to
PO Box 228
Kingston, MA 02364
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