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Message from the President

Welcome to 2012! We are moving forward with details for the conference,
and have made a change in venue due to the larger estimated size of the
joint conference with the Washington State Beekeepers Association.

The dates are October 4th thru October 7th and the venue is now at the
Embassy Suites Hotel-Seattle Tacoma International Airport, 15920 West
Valley Highway, Seattle, Washington, 98188
Tel: 1-425-227-8844 Fax: 1-425-227-9567. More information will be posted
soon, so keep checking the WAS website for updates.

This conference will focus on Sustainable Colony Health and we are still
developing the conference speaker list. If there is someone you would
especially like to hear, let us know and we
will see what we can do about bringing them in.

Stay tuned for more details. We look forward to seeing you in October!

Jim Smith, President

note: The hotel is located north of the airport, within easy
access of most of Seattle's main attractions. There is an airport shuttle
so a car will be necessary only if you plan on playing tourist. Some of
the attractions: Westfield Southcenter Mall - 0.7 mi, Starfire Sports
Complex - 0.8 mi, Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum - 2.3 mi, Emerald Downs
Racecourse - 9 mi, Pike Place Market - 11.3 mi, Space Needle - 12.2 mi,
Museum of Glass - 16.7 mi.

See www.embassysuitestukwila.roomstays.com for more information. Remember
to mention the WAS conference when booking your room, and that most
hotels do not honor discounted rates if you book on the internet. Call
them. Booking deadlines will be announced in the May issue of this
journal.

Visit the WAS website at groups.ucanr.org/WAS/
 

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What is the fee for the conference? What is the deadline? Could you please post a tentative speaker schedule? As far as sustainable beekeeping, I suggest you might try to engage Mr. Michael Bush.
 

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What is the "WA Honey Queen"?
 

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Dr. Susan Cobey is the queen of I.I. queen rearing instructors, (chuckle) but they might be talking about her line of New World Carniolan honeybees and/or queens.
 
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