Thursday, April 25, 2013

MHPA Annual Conference Registration

As mentioned in a previous post, our annual conference will be held from July 11th - 13th in Walker, Minnesota at the Northern Lights Casino & Events Center.

Online registration can be completed by clicking on this link.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

MHPA State Fair Booth 2013

I know it's hard to think about the State Fair when it still looks like Winter outside. Spring will be here soon and the Fair will be just around the corner!

As usual, this time of year, I'm beginning my State Fair preparations. I've sent out employment invitations to those hard working employees we would love to see back. If you or anyone you know might be interested in applying for a position at the booth, we do have a few opportunities available so please contact me. We had some really wonderful volunteer help last season and we invite you all to participate, if you can. 218.370.0283

We enjoyed a successful 2012 at the Honey Booth thanks to all that participated. We would like to invite those that participated to return, as well as extend an invitation to anyone who hasn't participated in the past and would like to begin. We are excited to add new producers and will be happy to sell your honey and bee products.

New Products! We love new products and want to give you an opportunity to have them sold at the State Fair. What a perfect way to test the market. We do need to get any new items that are outside of our typical offerings, approved by the State Fair. This deadline is in June so please contact us right away with any ideas you may have.

Those of you that have gotten used to dropping product off in Watertown know that we've had our house on the market. I'm excited to say that it has sold and we're anticipating a closing the end of May. I've been researching the options for honey and bee product storage and will know more by the July meeting. We're hoping to have honey drop off and storage on the fairgrounds. Once dropped off, heat sensitive items will be then moved to a climate controlled setting to ensure their quality. We're excited about this change and we'll keep you informed.

Hope to see you all at the July meeting!

Happy Spring! (Yes, it will be here soon)

Linda Newman
MHPA State Fair Booth