Organic Beekeeping Conference Oracle, AZ February 27-March 1, 2009 (Friday through Sunday)
by Dee Lusby
2nd Annual Organic Beekeepers Meeting, Oracle, Arizona 2009
As the Organic Beekeepers yahoo.com discussion group has now grown in numbers to over 2350+ members, we have put together our 2nd meeting for an American Beekeepers Association, for beekeepers into organic beekeeping, to come together to associate for clean sustainable beekeeping with NO treatments.
Meeting to be held in Oracle, Arizona at the YMCA Triangle Y Ranch Camp and Retreat Center 27/28 February thru 1March 2009. Meeting will start Friday afternoon with Friday Night Hello's/Dinner, run all day Saturday, and thru Sunday afternoon with keynote presentations, general sessions, breakout sessions, hands on workshops, with 6 catered meals. Dinner for Friday night Hello's will also have speakers, along with Saturday night dinner with a requested party/dance. Vendors welcomed. Speakers so far confirmed: Michael Bush (bee breeding), Dean Stiglitz(experiences in regression), Ramona Herboldsheimer (microbes in the hive and their importance), Arthur Harvey (organic regulations, NOSB draft honey standards), Sam Comfort ( less invasive beekeeping, small cell and TB hive management, genetics/queenraising), Dee Lusby (Wholebee management,box/super workups).
The fee for meeting includes: choice of accomodations in cabins (dormitory style 6 bunks 2 singles per cabin in 4-5 cabin groupings,....with bring your own sheets/bedding/blankets boy/girl scout style) for as low as $80 per person dependent upon particiation; six catered meals, and no fee for attending meetings since meeting room(s) are free relative to booking of accomodations. Also no fee for vendors other then normal lodging costs for meeting/catered meals. For more information see: http://www.tucsonymca.org/site/c.grL...2C/Retreat.htm or http://www.tucsonymca.org or visit OrganicBeekeepers at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/organicbeekeepers/ or contact Dee Lusby for information/registration at: 520-398-2474.
For payment of registration per person of $80, due in advance of attending, send to Organic Beekeepers % Dee Lusby, HC 65, Box 7450, Amado, Arizona 85645, with stamped self address envelop for returning receipt and more information on YMCA to sender. Note: $80 fee is a straight fee whether sleeping/eating at camp or not due to liability insurance requirements. For general information concerning the meeting other contacts are Keith Malone (Alaska) 907-688-0588, Ramona/Dean at 978-407-3934