COLORADO PROFESSIONAL BEEKEEPING ASSOCIATION
Celebrating Colorado’s Rich & Successful Beekeeping Heritage

2017 FALL MEETING – OCTOBER 20th & 21st
Best Western Plaza Hotel & Conference Center
1900 Ken Pratt Blvd, Longmont, CO 80501

For Directions & Hotel Reservations:
Call 303-776-2000 (ask for CPBA rate)
www.PlazaConventionCenter.com
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FEATURED SPEAKER: Dennis vanEnglesdorp, PhD, Assistant Professor of Entomology at the University of Maryland. He is also Project Director for the Bee Informed Partnership.

MEETING SCHEDULE

Friday October 20th [ in Conference Center]
7:00 – 8:30 p.m: Informal round table meeting with Dennis vanEngelsdorp and CPBA President Lyle Johnston. Other senior Colorado beekeepers will also be there to discuss issues. This is a great time for all attendees to discuss current issues and concerns happening in the bee world.

Saturday October 21st [in the Conference Center]
8:30 – 9:00 a.m: Reception & Registration. The few lunch tickets left will be sold first come first serve on Saturday morning.  $55 for the meeting with lunch or $30.00 for the meeting only.

9:00 -9:30 a.m: Laura Pottorff, M.S., Colorado Department of Ag: State of Bee Health in Colorado. Can revitalization of Bee Inspections in Colorado help beekeepers work thru the new and current Veterinary Feed Directive restrictions?

9:30 – 10:30 a.m: Tony Landretti, Rice’s Honey: Why do Honey Sales Matter? An overview of consumer buying in the honey market. Also touching on the new FSMA on general food safety.

10:30 – 10:45 a.m: Break

10:45 – 11:50 a.m: Dennis vanEngelsdorp, PhD: Varroa: Your problem is your neighbor’s problem!

11:50am – 1:00 p.m: Lunch at the Conference Center – $25.00 – (tickets help defray room expenses). Lunch theme is Down Home Comfort and served buffet style. Coffee, Hot Tea and iced tea will be available for lunch. See menu below:
Fresh Fruit Salad
Traditional Tossed Garden Salad with Assorted Dressings
Honey Braised Short Ribs
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Warm Fresh Seasonal Vegetable
Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits
Warm Cherry Cobbler

1:00 pm -1:40 pm: Arathi Seshadri, PhD, Colorado State University: Floral chemicals: Indications of their effects on worker bee longevity and disease tolerance.

1:40pm – 2:40 pm: Dennis vanEngelsdorp, PhD: Best Management Practices that work and management practices that don’t.

2:40 – 3:10 p.m: CPBA President Lyle Johnston: Final questions/discussion on previous meeting topics from attendees and update from Lyle for the upcoming 2018 Almond pollination season.
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A short CPBA Director’s meeting will be held immediately after the formal meeting. All directors please remain to discuss CPBA organizational issues and where we want the CPBA to be going.
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Various CPBA members and speakers will also probably be getting together for an evening meal and to socialize afterwards. Please check with other attendees about that after the formal program.