VSBA Spring Meeting- June 16 (starting at 1 pm) & 17, 2017 at Ferrum College

Get ready for the Virginia State Beekeepers Association  Summer Meeting featuring our Bee School author, Dr. Diana Sammaterro.  Registration will be available on the VSBA website and via the VSBA newsletter soon.

VSBA Spring Meeting- June 16 (starting at 1 pm) & 17, 2017 at Ferrum College, 215 Ferrum Mountain Road, Ferrum, Virginia 24088

 This year’s spring meeting is being hosted by the Moonshine Beekeepers Association and will be held at  Ferrum College in Ferrum, Virginia.

Speakers include: Dr. Diana Sammatero, retired researcher at the USDA-ARS Carl Hayden Honey Bee Research Center and author of The Beekeepers Handbook; Dr. Rebecca Masterman, University of Minnesota Bee Squad Associate Program Director; Dr. Lisa Horth, Associate Professor of Biology at Old Dominium University & VSBA grant recipient; Samuel Ramsey,  PhD student at Dr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp’s lab at the University of Maryland; Marc Puckett, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries; Theo Hartman, Broodminder Citizen Science Project; Virginia beekeepers Mike Church, John Davis and Licho Berrouette, as well as  workshops Saturday afternoon.

Registration on Friday, June 16 will open at 12 noon with the meeting beginning at 1pm.  Registration will re-open on Saturday morning at 8:00am.  The meeting will begin at 8:45am.  There will be speaker presentations, a business meeting with elections, the State Apiarist’s Report and an update on the Master Beekeeper Program.

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