Michigan Beekeepers Association

Michigan Beekeepers Association Fall Meeting
Flint Gateway Holiday Inn
5353 Gateway Center
Flint Township, MI 48507

(updated 10/06/13)
The 2013 MBA Fall Conference is (a lot) 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 on Friday, October 25, 2012 and Saturday, October 26.

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 acurrent member of the MBA.  The 2012 memberships expired on December 31, 2012.  So you may need to renew your membership for 2013.  Click here to check your membership status.

Note: Pre-registration will close Wednesday, October 23, 2013.
To pre-register on-line, click here.

Registration Fees:
MBA Member, 2-Day:  $20.00
MBA Member, 1-Day:  $10.00
Non-Member, 2-Day:  $40.00
Non-Member, 1-Day:  $20.00
Spouse/Guest, 2-Day:  $10.00
Spouse/Guest, 1-Day:  $5.00

Paid At-the-Door
MBA Member, 2-Day:  $25.00
MBA Member, 1-Day:  $15.00
Non-Member, 2-Day: $45.00
Non-Member, 1-Day:  $25.00
Spouse/Guest, 2-day:  $15.00
Spouse/Guest, 1-Day:  $10.00

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 $92 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.  The hotel requests that reservations be made by October 3.  Their phone number for reservations are 800-465-4329 or 810-232-5300.  Be sure to identify yourself with the Michigan Beekeepers’ Association in order to get the discounted rate.

Schedule of Events:

There will be break out sessions on Friday morning, afternoon and Saturday morning and afternoon.  The tentative list of classes include…

New Bee Mentoring – Charlotte Hubbard
Lotions/Creams – Angie Foster
Moisture, Insulation & Reducing Winter Losses – Bob Williams
Marketing – Judy Schmaltz
Creamed Honey – Judy Schmaltz
Beginners Track – Dale Woods & Mike Risk
Making Mead – Mead Mamas
Beekeeping in the UP – Joel Lantz
Michigan Cottage Food Act - Christine Venema
Candles & Rendering Wax- Bob Hollis
Products of the Hive - Rich Wieske
Beekeepers Workshop – Steve Tilmann
Update on Nosema – Dr. Zachary Huang
Summary of Apimondia 2013 (Ukraine) – Anne Marie Fauvel
Click here for complete schedule.  This is the schedule as of 10/05/13.
Click here for a description of classes.



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