KSBA 2017 Spring Meeting Will Be March 18

By: John Benham

KSBA logoThe spring 2017 meeting of the Kentucky State Beekeepers Association will take place Saturday, March 18, at the Boyd County Fairgrounds in Ashland, KY. All beekeepers or those interested in beekeeping are invited to attend.

Registration with coffee and donuts will begin at 7:30 a.m. ET and the program will start at 9:00 a.m. Lunch will be furnished. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to purebarrenriverhoney@gmail.com by March 9 so we can give the caterer a head count.

Featured speakers will be Gabe Blatt, Stephanie Tarwater, and Tammy Horn Potter. Gabe Blatt, West Virginia Queen Breeders Association, will talk about swarm prevention, splits, and spring management. Stephanie Tarwater, former Florida bee inspector and certified Africanized honey bee identification authority, will speak about honey bee diseases and identification. Tammy Horn Potter, Kentucky state apiarist, will speak about the new veterinary feed directive and how beekeepers are affected by the new law. All area veterinarians are invited to attend and contribute to the program.

Door prizes will be given at the end of the meeting. Information for the local hotels can be found below for those who may be arriving on Friday night. Please join us, learn about honey bees, eat a little, and meet other beekeepers and the KSBA officers. We look forward to seeing you there.

Local hotels
Days Inn Ashland
Address: 12700 KY-180, Ashland, KY 41102
Phone: (606) 928-3600

Fairfield Inn & Suites
Address: 10945 US-60, Ashland, KY 41102
Phone: (606) 928-1222

Hampton Inn Ashland
Address: 1321 Cannonsburg Rd, Ashland, KY 41102
Phone: (606) 928-2888

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ashland
Address: 13131 Slone Court, Ashland, KY 41102
Phone: (606) 929-1720