2020 Spring Meeting at HCBA Bee School

Hardin County Beekeepers Association Spring Bee School
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You are invited…  Please RSVP

The Kentucky State Beekeepers Association in cooperation with the Hardin County Beekeepers will hold the KSBA spring meeting and bee school on March 28, 2020 at Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, 600 College St, Elizabethtown, KY

Hardin County Beekeepers ask that you RSVP attendance for lunch and refreshments.

KSBA Executive Board meeting will be held on Friday, March 27, 6:00 PM at the Comfort Suites, 215 Commerce Drive, Elizabethtown, KY, 42701, US.  Call (270) 360-0088 to book a room…  A representative from each association is encouraged to attend.

7:00 - 8:00Registration - Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, Regional Postsecondary Center (RPC) entry hall
8:00 - 8:10Welcome and opening remarks by David Shockey, President HCBA
8:10 - 9:00Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jay Evans, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture - Research on New Tools for Bee Colony Management
9:00 - 9:10 - Break
New and Beginner ClassesPracticing Beekeeper ClassesOther Interesting Topics in the Auditorium
9:10 - 10:10
Session 1
Economics of Beekeeping -- Beekeeping Equipment and Cost --- David ShockeyAdvantages of making Nucs and Spits --- Chris RenfrowSwarm trapping --- Joe Taylor
10:10 - 10:20 - Break
10:20 - 11:20
Session 2
Honey Bee Biology - Leonard DavisProper Labeling of Honey for Sale --- Leslie CobbJay Evans 2nd Presentation different topic
11:20 - 11:30 - Break
11:30 - 12:30
Session 3
First Year Beekeeping Calendar what to expect. --- David ShockeyBest Management Practices and Pest Management-- Tammy PotterAfter the Harvest - Value Added Products: Candle Making and Other Products ---Calvin Clemons
12:30 - 1:15 - Lunch - catered by HCBA Jay Evans and Leslie Cobb available for Q&A in Auditorium
1:20 - 2:20
Session 4
Best Management Practices and Pest Management --- David ShockeyQueen Rearing --- Chris RenfrowCertified Honey Producers – Open Forum – Mike Mabry & Sarah Preston
2:15 - 2:30 - Break
2:30 - 3:15
Session 5
Advantages of Having a Mentor & Joining a Local Association and KSBAFrame Management --- David ShockeyProper Labeling of Honey for Sale --- Leslie Cobb
3:15 – 3:30 - Q&ASession Leaders will be the last speaker for each group plus other speakers and HCBA members.Session Leaders will be the last speaker for each group plus other speakers and HCBA members.Move to either Beginning or Practicing Classroom for Q&A
3:30 – 3:45 - BREAK
3:45 - 4:00 - Drawings/door prizes
4:00 – 5:00 - KSBA & the Certified Kentucky Honey Program