2015 FINAL Agenda – 100th Anniversary, Montana State Beekeepers Association

2015 Convention Agenda

With exceptions as noted on the agenda, the meeting will take place in the Sweet Grass / Bear Paw Meeting Rooms in Hilton Garden Inn, 2520 14th St. SW, Great Falls, Montana.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

11:00am — 1:00pm Registration desk open — Prefunction Area, Hilton Garden Inn

1:00pm — 1:30pm Call Meeting to Order: Invocation, Prayer — Greg Fullerton, President

1:30pm  — 2:00pm Brent Condie — FLIR Systems Camera Report

2:00pm — 2:15pm American Honey Queen, Miss Gabrielle Hemesath

2:15pm — 2:45pm John Semple, MTSBA Lobbyist: The Whats and Whys of Lobbying for the MSBA at the Montana Legislature

2:45pm — 3:00pm Coffee Break

3:00pm — 3:15pm Kevin Gubbels: El Nino & What You Need to Know About Apiculture Drought Insurance

3:15pm — 4:00pm Jackie Park-Burris, Owner/Operator Jackie Park-Burris Queens: Queen Breeding Perspectives

4:00pm — 5:00pm: Christi Heintz, Project Apis m. Executive Director: Project Apis m. and Varroa Research

Friday, October 16, 2015

8:30 am — 8:45am Welcome — Greg Fullerton, President

8:45 am — 9:15 am Rick Molenda, Owner/Operator Western Bee Supplies, Inc.: 100 Years of the Montana State Beekeepers Association, 50 Years of Western Bee!

9:15 am — 10:15 am Susan Cobey, Owner/Operator Honeybee Insemination Services: Queens, Genetic Diversity and Germplasm Importation From Europe

10:15am — 10:30am Coffee Break

10:30am — 11am Dr. Michelle Flenniken, Montana State University: Montana Honeybee Health

11:00am — 11:30am Dave Wick, CEO BVS, Inc: Update on Mite Bio-control, Pesticide Testing and Viruses  

11:30am — 12:00pm Cam Lay, State Entomologist, Montana Department of Agriculture

12:00pm — 1:30pm Beekeepers Luncheon — Little Belt Room, Hilton Garden Inn — sponsored by Barkman Honey

12:00pm — 1:30pm Ladies’ Auxiliary Luncheon — Restaurant/Dining Room. Hilton Garden Inn –– sponsored by Barkman Honey

1:30pm — 2:00pm Ted North: Bears and Beekeeping – A Federal Trapper’s Perspective

2:00pm — 2:45pm Dr. Jerry Bromenshank, University of Montana / Bee Alert: FLIR Camera as a Tool for Beekeepers

2:45pm — 3:00pm Break

3:00pm — 5:00pm Business Meeting

6:00pm — 7:00pm Cocktails and Ladies’ Auxiliary Silent Auction — Sweet Grass / Bear Paw Rooms, Hilton Garden Inn

7:00pm — Banquet and Ladies’ Auxiliary Live Auction in Celebration of Our 100th Anniversary! — Sweet Grass / Bear Paw Rooms, Hilton Garden Inn

Saturday, October 17, 2015

7:30am Sue Bee Breakfast Meeting for Sioux Honey Association Members — Little Belt Room, Hilton Garden Inn

8:00am — 8:30am Hobbyist Workshop Registration Open — $40 per person, cash or check only, please, if not pre-registered — Sweet Grass Room, Hilton Garden Inn

8:30am — 10:30am Hobbyist Beekeeping, Presentations, and Panel — with Coffee Bar

8:30am — 9:00am Dave Wick, CEO BVS, Inc.

9:00am — 10:00am Scott Debnam, University of Montana: Discussion of the Montana Bee Law and More!

10:00am — 10:30am Sam Wustner, Wustner Brothers Honey: Varroa Preparation and Protection — Three Options for Treating Your Hives

10:30am — Adjourn for tour of Smoot Honey Co., 202 Central Ave, Power, Montana

11am: Tour Of Smoot Honey Co. in Power, Montana

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