Mass Beekeepers Association Fall Meeting 2016
Hosted by Plymouth County Beekeepers Association
Join us for the Mass Bee Fall Meeting which promises to be an exciting and educational event
featuring excellent speakers, vendors, honey baking contest ($100 prize), a silent auction and honey
show! This is a free event – however, registration is required. This meeting will also include special
announcements, a report from our Chief Apiary Inspector Kim Skyrm, the election of new officers and a business meeting.
WHEN: Saturday November 12th 2016, 8:00am -3:30pm
WHERE: Knights of Columbus, 48 Schoosett St. (Rt. 139), Pembroke MA 02359
HOW: Registration is required; see attached form
HONEY SHOW: Honey show rules are posted here
GUEST SPEAKERS: Phil Craft and Steven Coy; there will be one talk presented by each speaker in the
morning and afternoon.
- Phil Craft, retired KY state apiarist is well-known for his informative and entertaining
presentations about bees and beekeeping. Phil speaks on all levels and most any aspect of
hive management, disease, parasite and pest control.
- Steven Coy is the current president of the Russian Honey Bee Breeders Association as well as
an executive board member of the American Honey Producers’ Association and
secretary/treasurer of the Pollinator Stewardship Council.
a. Common Queen Problems (Phil Craft)
b. Latest Buzz About Bees (Phil Craft)
c. Russian Bees versus Italian Bees (Steven Coy)
d. How to Maximize Honey Production (Steven Coy)
A special speakers’ dinner will be held on Friday, November 11th; more details to follow very soon.
This is a free event and all are welcome; registration in required to attend. A lunch will be provided
for an additional fee of $10 per person paid in advance by 10/31/2016.