Golden Rule Honey, LLC Presents:
Northeast Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference
Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2, 2009
Doyle Conservation Center
"Birthplace of Johnny Appleseed”
* Dee Lusby, Arizona
* Erik Osterland, Sweden
* Michael Bush, Nebraska
* Michael Palmer, Vermont
* Sam Comfort, New York/Florida
* Dean “deknow” Stiglitz, Massachusetts
* Laurie Ramona Herboldsheimer, Massachusetts
* ...and more TBA!
Topics include all aspects of managing bees without the use of any treatments (synthetic, “natural”, or “organic”). There will be programs for both beginning beekeepers (including those that have never been around bees before) and for those with more experience:
* Small Cell Beekeeping
* Foundationless Frames
* Overwintering Nucs
* Queen Rearing
* Commercial Beekeeping
* Top Bar Hives
* Microbial Environment in the Hive
* Beginning Beekeeping
* Working with Landowners
* Beekeeping on a shoestring
* History of Foundation and Cell Size
* Economics of Migratory Beekeeping
* Bee Photography
* Panel Discussions
Healthy, tasty meals will be provided on site as part of the conference cost (no HFCS!).
Treatment free hives will be onsite for hands on fieldwork with our speakers!
Plenty of opportunity for spontaneous interactions with speakers and attendees.
The venue, Doyle Conservation Center, is an ideal location for our conference. State of the art audio and video facilities combined with solar power, composting toilets, geothermal heat/cooling pumps, sustainable and recycled building materials…”Gold Certification” from the U.S. Green Building Council. All of this on 50 acres of conservation land!
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Golden Rule Honey, LLC
168 Fourth Street
Leominster, MA 01453
We have a lot of interest both locally and from as far away as Maryland..so register early to ensure there is space for you!
Conference will begin with lunch on Friday and end around 1 pm on Sunday.
Registration includes 6 meals. As we are arranging and preparing the food ourselves, these will be high quality meals.
There is a Super 8 motel 1.5 miles from the venue…a healthy walk. Currently, the best rates seem to be from:
http://kayak.com …$50/night...this is generally less expensive than booking with the hotel directly.
There are other hotel options, some nearby campgrounds, etc...will update as we know more.
Leominster is on the Fitchburg commuter train line, and can be reached from Boston or Cambridge without a car.
Please email us if you have any questions.