Spring Meeting – Saturday March 18, 2017, 8:00 AM –  3:30 PM                                         Topsfield Fairgrounds, Coolidge Hall, US Route 1 Topsfield, MA 01983,

Lunch registration form in Spring Newsletter

Speakers:  Michele Colopy,  Pollinator Stewardship Council, Inc.

Peggy Garnes, Medina Beekeeper OSBA Western Reserve Rep., EAS Director, Ohio

Program:

8:00 AM – Registration, Members Meet & Greet Coffee, treats and settling in
9:00 AM – Peter Delaney; President’s Welcome
9:10 AM – Michele Colopy; Understanding the Pollinator Crisis & How to Help
10:10 AM – Intermission
10:20 AM – Peggy Garnes; Farmers & Beekeepers … How Can We Get Along?
11:20 AM – Intermission
11:30 AM – Kim Skyrm – MA Chief Apiary Inspector Update regarding state activities
12:00 PM – Lunch Break
12:50 PM – Mass Bee Business Meeting
1:20 PM – Michele Colopy; Creating Your Own Pesticide-free Pollinator Habitat
2:20 PM – Intermission, Silent auction final bids (ends 2:30 PM)
2:30 PM – Silent Auction Ends – Winners Announced
2:35 PM – Peggy Garnes; Raising Queens from Survivor Stock – Chemical-free
3:25 PM – Peter Delaney; President’s Conclusion & thanks for attending
3:35 PM – Board of Directors; final approvals, next meeting