Spring Meeting – Saturday March 17, 2018, 8:00 AM –  3:30 PM                                         Topsfield Fairgrounds, Coolidge Hall, US Route 1 Topsfield, MA 01983,

Online Registration – here

Please register even if you’re not buying lunch so we can get a headcount

Speakers:  

Kirsten Traynor,  Editor, American Bee Journal, Research Associate, Univ. of Maryland

Heather Mattila, Assoc. Professor of Biological Sciences, Wellesley College

Program:

8:00 AM – Registration, Members Meet & Greet Coffee, treats and settling in
9:00 AM – Peter Delaney; President’s Welcome
9:10 AM – Kirsten Traynor – Winter losses below 5%: what we can learn from German beekeepers
10:10 AM – Intermission
10:20 AM – Heather Mattila – How does good nutrition help our New England pollinators?
11:20 AM – Intermission
11:30 AM – Kim Skyrm – MA Chief Apiary Inspector Update regarding state activities
12:00 PM – Lunch Break
1:00 PM – Mass Bee Business Meeting
1:20 PM – Kirsten Traynor – The Complex Web of Colony Decline: What’s killing the bees
2:20 PM – Intermission, Silent auction final bids (ends 2:30 PM)
2:30 PM – Silent Auction Ends – Winners Announced
2:35 PM – Heather Matilla – Creating an audacious vision for the future of beekeeping
3:25 PM – Peter Delaney; President’s Conclusion & thanks for attending
3:35 PM – Board of Directors; final approvals, next meeting