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2014 Fall Meeting

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November 15, 2014
Will Be held at Red Apple Farm
455 Highland Avenue
Phillipston, MA 01331

Michael Palmer
, Commercial Beekeeper of French Hill Apiary in St Albans, Vermont.
Dan Conlon, Owner and operator of Warm Colors Apiary, where he raises honeybees to produce regional honey from the fields and forests of Western Massachusetts.
Ken Warchol, Sideline Beekeeper, Worcester County Bee Inspector.


When: Saturday, November 15, 2014

Where: Red Apple Farm, 455 Highland Avenue, Phillipston, MA 01331

Also: We will have commercial exhibitors as well as a raffle and a silent auction to benefit the association. Silent auction contributions are welcome as always.

The meeting is free to members and 2014 bee school students. Non- member attendance is $15. Lunch is $12 and requires preregistration. Get the forms here  A Saturday deli luncheon buffet will be provided and must be reserved in advance. There will be coffee and tea available Saturday morning. We are asking for contribution of Honey-baked goods for the morning break. Thank you! For additional information, please contact Rick Reault at, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Vendors attending our fall meeting will include: NOTE-Contact vendors in advance to place orders and save on shipping


Brushy Moutain Bee Farm

Mann Lake 


8:00–9:00 Registration and Honey Show Entries (All Honey Show entries must be checked in before the meeting begins).
9:00–9:05 Welcome Rick Reault - MBA President
9:05–10:30 "Keeping Bees in Frozen North America"- Mike Palmer
10:30–10:45  Morning Break Coffee and Raffle Tickets
10:45–12:00 “Avoiding Common Mistakes” -Ken Warchol
12:00–1:00 LUNCH
12:30–1:00 Red Apple Farm Tour – Al and Nancy Rose
1:00–2:15 "Comb Honey Production in the Northern Champlain Valley" – Mike Palmer
2:15–2:30 Honey show Awards–Judges
2:30–3:45 “Planning for Successful Wintering”–Dan Conlon
3:45-4:00 Raffle & Door Prizes–Dave Thayer

Meetings 2014 Fall Meeting