Spring 2016 Kansas Honey Producers Meeting
Friday and Saturday March 4th and 5th 2016
Or register and pay with PayPal at kansashoneyproducers.org
Lamplighter Inn Pittsburg KS
4020 Parkview Dr, Pittsburg, KS 66762 Phone: (620) 231-8700
The spring meeting of the Kansas Honey Producers will be held in Pittsburg KS at the Lamplighter Hotel. Call to reserve your room at 620-231-8700. Our room rates are $75 plus tax. Reservations should be made by February 2nd.
We have some great guest speakers lined up—Dr. Diana Sammataro, who is currently retired from USDA Honey Bee Lab. Diana is co-author of the Beekeeper’s Handbook (4th ed. 2011) and is now giving talks and lectures on beekeeping. She also does independent bee research under her new business name, DianaBrand Honey Bee Research LLC. Dr. Chip Taylor from KU has tentatively agreed to be a speaker—hopefully this isn’t wishful thinking on my part! Several of our own association members will fill in as some of the speakers-we are so thankful to have such knowledgeable members who are willing to share their knowledge! The costs of this meeting are being kept to a bare minimum so that as many as possible can attend. To keep costs down members are asked to bring desserts to accompany the Friday night dinner. If you have questions please call me, Joli Winer, at 913-856-8356.
Thursday, March 3rd Board meeting of the Executive Committee, Lamplighter Inn 8:00 pm
Friday, March 4th 2016 B Beginners A Advanced (DE)
Meeting in the Ballroom ABC-Advanced DE Beginners
8:00-845 Registration & Silent Auction Set-Up
9:00-9:50 Honey Bee Biology-Dr. Diana Sammataro
10:05-10:50 B. Equipment Possibilities and Terminology, Steve Tipton
10:05-10:50 A. Beeswax
10:55-11:40 B. Getting Started How & When and Where to put them, includes installing a package — Kristi Sanderson presents
10:55-11:40 A. Marketing Your Honey on a Commercial Level-Tim Tucker Presents
11:40-12:30 Pollination Biology– Dr. Chip Taylor
12:30-1:30 Lunch on your own
1:30-2:15 Bugs Beetles and Bees etc. Gary Ross presents.
2:15-3:00 Swarm Biology—managing your bees-Dr. Chip Taylor
3:05-3:50 B. Anatomy and Dance Language-Tim Tucker presents.
3:05-3:50 A. Evaluating your Over Wintered Hives and Making Nucs and Requeening, Kristi Sanderson presents
3:55-4:45 Microbes in Bees-Why some are good, Dr. Diana Sammataro presents
4:45 Meeting of area directors with attendees from their areas
6:00 Dinner & Program
Ham and Chicken-(meatless spaghetti for those observing Lent)
German Potato Salad, German Slaw, Green Beans
Participants are asked to bring desserts to share—made with honey of course!
Saturday, March 5th, 2016
8:00-8:30 Registration & Silent Auction Set-Up (Ballroom)
8:30-8:40 President Greg Swob announcements
8:40-9:30 Bee Nutrition-Diana Sammataro presents
9:35-10:20 B. Growing your package of bees or nucleus from a small colony to a producing colony—Candy Vinduska presents.
9:35-10:20 A. TBA
10:35-11:20 B. Fall and Winter Management of your hives-Jim Morford presents.
10:35-11:20 A. Making Creamed and Infused Honey-Cecil Sweeney presents.
11:25-12:10 B. Supering your hives and Removing Supers- Alex Pantos presents.
11:25-12:10 A. Giving a talk to the public. What should be in your talk and how to it should be presented. Brian Patrick presents-Brian teaches Public Speaking at Johnson County Community Colleg
12:15 -12:30 Grant Recipient Presentation
12:30-1:30 Lunch on your own & End of Silent Auction at 1:15
1:30-2:00 General Business Meeting
2:00-2:50 Varroa Diagnosis and Management, Dr. Diana Sammataro
Concurrent Sessions in the afternoon:
2:55-4:20 B. Growing Fruit Trees Chad Gilliland is an orchardist with over 15 years experience and will talk about the best varieties of fruit trees for our area as well as other tips for successful fruit growing
2:55-4:20 A. Making Soaps and Balms–Becky Tipton presents-2 sessions
4:20-5:00 B. Small Scale Extracting-Robert Hughes presents.
A. Pollen Collecting, Cleaning and Preparing it for Sale – John Speckman presents
Program subject to change
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