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MID- MICHIGAN CLUB MEETING JULY 12, 2012
Good Afternoon Fellow Beekeepers,

Our club meeting is this Thursday July 10, 2012, at 7:00p.m. Doors open at 6:30p.m.
Mid-Michigan Beekeeper's Club
Richfield Township Hall, located at
5381 N. State Rd., Davison, MI 48423



We have a full evening ahead of us with two speakers.

Our first speaker Bob Hollis, Bob will be doing a two part demonstration one part this month on "How to harvest honey, what equipment is needed and used, our club has an extractor that can be rented out(details below), covering steps required in the process and time involved, and how to store honey. Bob will do part two at the August meeting.

Our second speaker will be Jeff Phol, from Iotron Industries, Inc. He will be speaking on electronic Laser’s beams they use to sterilize hive supers that have had disease or foul brood in them. Attached is the information Jeff has sent me so please review and have your questions ready for him at the meeting.


Honey extractor can be rented out for $25.00 for three days, and additional days will $5.00 more per three days, additional days will have to be checked and cleared with Phillip Hitchcock who is our club extractor manager 810-869-2547. Five dollars is for the rental and twenty dollars is a security deposit to which is returned if the extractor is returned cleaned. If the extractor is not returned there can be additional charges for the extractor. So please keep Phil informed at all times while you have the extractor.

The Honey Festival is coming up on July 28th from 10 to 5 at the Imlay City Fairgrounds. $5.00 to get in and children under 16 are free.

Saginaw Valley Beekeepers Association club picnic is August 4th, detail at the meeting.

Mid-Michigan Beekeepers Association club picnic August 11th set up at 12:00p.m. Eat at 1:00p.m. Bring a dish to pass and a brown bag gift for the white elephant auction doesn’t have to be expensive new or old. If you plan to attend please let us know at the August 2nd meeting so we have a count for the meats to purchase.

Thank you to Don Schram who gave a great presentation on Queen Rearing, we had 20 people present. Thank you to all who came and for the terrific food, great conversation and class.

Subject: IOTRON and IMPELA processing of Bee Hives

It was nice to meet you and some of your fellow beekeepers Friday at the Michigan Beekeepers association meeting at the Kellogg Conference Center. I wanted to follow up with you and provide your organization Iotron’s information. I have attached the apiary document that I left with you so you could distribute electronically to whom you think might benefit as well as our general brochure. While at the Kellogg center I also had some nice discussions with Michael Hansen whom is the Regional Supervisor / State Apiarist. Working with Michael and Kathleen Prough, Michaels counterpart in Indiana, we have already set up the commerce guidelines to ship hives (supers) to our facility for processing. Also, Michael and I spoke about how it would be beneficial for organizations such as yours to work as a hub for organizing shipments to save costs for all beekeepers. With kind regards, Jeff Pohl Jeff PohlSales & Marketing Manager Iotron Industries USA Inc.4394 East Park 30 DriveColumbia City, IN46725 USA Tel: (260) 212-1722 Ext 302Mobil: (260) 450-5579Fax: (260) 244-2762E-mail: jpohl@iotron.com WebSite: www.iotron.com
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