Saturday, June 2, 2012

MHPA July Conference in Duluth

Dates and Location -  July 12, 13, and 14th, 2012
Edgewater Resort & Waterpark - Duluth, MN
Roomrates are $119 - $139 per night
Reserve your room today! 1-800-777-7925

Registration - $35.00 (includes Friday lunch).

Pizza Cruise on Lake Superior -  $25.00/person.  Kids under 12 free.
Thursday, July 12th
11:00 am committee meetings
  1:00 pm Business Meeting
  3:00 adjourn
  3:30 early registration
  7:30 Informal Crop Report for early arrivals
Friday, July 13th
 7:00 Golden Heritage Foods breakfast (current and prospective producers)
 7:30 Registration
 8:00 Trade show Opens
 8:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks by Jeff Hull; President
 8:20 Invocation by Ray Nicholson
 8:25 Dr. Marla Spivak  U of M
          Forage, Health, Pollination of Honeybees from Upper Midwest
 9:15 Break and Silent Auction
 9:30 Katie Lee  Upper Midwest Bee Team
10:10 Mike Albers  MN DNR  Grand Rapids office
          Invasive Species Expert on EAB and Gypsy Moth control programs
10:45 Greg Hoch  MN DNR
           Prairie Habitat Expert
11:25 Dean Peterson  ARS lab Morris Mn
          Benefit of Future Alternative Crops for Honeybees
11:50  Lunch
 1:30 Judy Wu U of M Imidachlorprid on Queen Honey Bees
 1:50 Renata Borda U of M Propolis Study
 2:10 Mike Goblirsch Nosema Study
 2:30 National Scene Updates
3:00 Break and Silent Auction
3:30 Annual Business Meeting
6:30 Boarding for Pizza Cruise and Annual Awards Banquet at Vista Fleet Dock
         Boat is handicap accessible, however bathroom is not. Dock bathrooms are handicap accessible
7:00 Departure
9:00 Return
Saturday, July 14th
 7:00 Sioux Honey Association Breakfast (members only)
 8:15 Welcome and announcements by  Jeff Hull; president
 8:20 Dr Vera Krischik of U of M "Do Label Rates of Imidachloprid result in Residues on Plants that Kills Bees?"
 8:45 Jamison Scholer U of M "Imidachloprid and Clothiandin reduces Fitness in Bumble Bees."
 9:10 Break and Silent Auction
 9:30 Jody Gerdts of  Urban Bee Squad
10:00 Krisy Allen   Bees on Bikes
10:20  Break and Silent Auction
10:35 Linda Newman MHPA State Fair Manager
           Website and State Fair Updates
11:00 David Schaff Superintendent of Bees and Honey Division
          Minnesota State Fair
11:20 Cathy Rufer Education and Promotion Committee with Updates and Ideas
11:45 Final announcements.   2013 convention info.  Silent Auction Ends
 1:30  Informal workshop sponsored by N.E. Mn Beekeepers Association at Fond du Lac Community College in Cloquet. Tentative topics will include overwintering bees.  Refreshments provided
 Special Thanks to Mann Lake LTD, Golden Heritage Foods, Sioux Honey Association and Dan's Honey Co. for helping sponsor this event!