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Theres has been beekeepers who have lost some of their hives due to hive beattles and to wax moths. Just wanted to pass this along.
Views: 6625 | Added by: Sweetpea | Date: 2012-09-09 | Comments (0)

The 2012 MBA Fall Conference is closer than you think and it is time to start planning to attend!

The conference will be held in Flint, Michigan, at the Holiday Inn Gateway Center 5353 GATEWAY CENTRE on Friday, October 5, 2012 and Saturday, October 6.

This is an important meeting to attend on Sautrday as there will be voting for Vice President, Treasurer and 3 districts. Must be present to vote.

The featured speaker will be Dann Purvis.

There will be break-out sessions on both days covering a wide range of topics that should be of interest for both the beginner and advanced beekeeper alike. And, of course, the ever-popular vendor area will be back so that you can see all of the latest beekeeping equipment in one place.

Pre-registration is available on-line and we encourage all attendees to do so. When you pre-register, your conference material will be available for immediate pick-up… no waiting in line. And, you get a discount too!

Before you pre-register, please note that in order to get the MBA member discount you must be a current member of the MBA. The 2011 memberships expired on December 31, 2011. So you may need to renew your membership for 2012. Click here to check your membership status.

Note: Pre-registration will close Wednesday, October 3.
To pre-register on-line, click here.

Registration Fees:
MBA Member, 2-Day: $20.00
MBA Member, 1-Day: $10.00
MBA Guest/Spouse: $10.00
Non-Member, 2-Day: $40.00
Non-Member, 1-Day: $20.00
Non-Member Spouse/Guest: $10.00

Paid At-the-Door
MBA Member, 2-Day: $25.00
MBA Member, 1-Day: $15.00
MBA Member Spouse/Guest: $15.00
Non-Member, 2-Day: $45.00
Non-Member, 1-Day: $25.00
Non-Member Spouse/Guest: $15.00

MBA has reserved a limited block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Gateway Center which are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Special MBA rates are $89 per night (single or double). Plus applicable fees, state and local taxes.

If you are planning to stay at the hotel, then we suggest that you make your reservations early.

Friday Banquet:
The ever popular Beekeeper’s Banquet will be Friday night. Tickets can be purchased on-line when you register for $25 per person, or can be purchased at the conference.

Schedule of Events:
There will be break out sessions on Friday morning, afternoon and Saturday morning. A list of the classes will be posted when available.

The vendors are always a very popular event. You can see what’s new in beekeeping and purchase equipment and supplies for the upcoming season. Most vendors will bring items to the conference for sale and some are accepting pre-conference orders (you save on shipping!). Please support our vendors, as they help make the spring conference possible.

Putting on the conference is a lot of work and we can always use volunteers to help us along. We can use help with a short setup on Thursday evening, handing out material in the classes and general session, assistance with at-the-door registration and post-conference evaluation. Even if you only have a short time available, any help is greatly appreciated. Contact Steve Tilmann, MBA Treasurer.
Views: 2963 | Added by: Sweetpea | Date: 2012-09-09 | Comments (0)

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