Thursday, October 27, 2016

Empire State Honey Producers Assoc. Fall Meeting 2016

Fri, Nov 4, 2016 8:30am - Sat, Nov 5, 2016 5:00pm

Pre-register and save, Open till 10/23/16,
or register at the door, can't guarantee lunch or dinner will be available for at the door registrations. Pre-Register to save and guarantee meals. 

*THE HOTEL ROOMS ARE AT A SPECIAL RATE, THEY ARE EXTENDING THE SPECIAL THRU 10/31/16*



The ESHPA Fall Meeting will be held at:


Embassy Suites Syracuse
6646 Old Collamer Rd South.
 (Same location as 2014 & 2015)
East Syracuse, NY 13057

2 Full days of Speakers and Beekeeping Presentations Featuring: 

Live Auction, and Silent Auctions 
Honey show with CASH prizes. 
Mead Competition - start those carboys brewing now. 
Beekeeper of the Year award. 
2 hour new beekeeper classes - requires sign up.

Gourmet Banquet featuring a honey of a menu: 
Honey Poached Pear Salad 
Honey Bourbon Glazed Pork Tenderloin 
Honey Creme Brulee. 

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Guest Speakers


Bret Adee
Head of pollination at Adee Honey Farms, the largest Beekeeping outfit in the world.


Michele Colopy
Program director for the Pollinator Stewardship Council.


Paul Cappy
New York State Apiculturist for NYS Department of Ag & Markets.


Phil Craft
Phil writes the monthly column "ask Phil" in Bee Culture magazine.


Darrel Rufer
Run a large commercial Beekeeping Business.


NYS DOT Rep
A rep from New York State DOT will be on hand for questions.


Dr. Lundgren
Agroecologist, Director of ECDYSIS Foundation and CEO of Blue Dasher Farms.


Dr. McArt
Research Scientist in the Entomology Department at Cornell University.


NY FarmNet
Reps from NY FarmNet will be talking to us about what NY FarmNet is and how it can help.


Emma Mullen
Honey Bee Extension Associate in the Entomology Department at Cornell University.


Eric Wenger
Chairman of True Source Honey, Vice Chair of National Honey Board.


Mark Berninghausen
President of ESHPA, will be chairman of our fall meeting.

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2016 Agenda for both days - Subject to change

Friday November 4, 2016
8:15 am - REGISTRATION
8:45 am - Welcome and introduction of Directors & Officers                                   
                 MARK BERNINGHAUSEN - ESHPA President
9:00 am - Dr. Scott McArt - Update on Cornell Research
9:45 am - Onondaga Count Health Department Rep - Lyme Disease Prevention and Detection
10:15 am - BREAK
10:45 am - Bret Adee - TBD
11:15 am - Hal McCabe - NY FarmNet - What is FarmNet and what can we do for your business?
11:15 am - Paul Cappy - NY Ag & Mkts - The New European is here
12:00 pm - LUNCH
1:00 pm - NY State Motor Carrier Safety Program Rep - Laws that affect motor vehicles used in beekeeping
1:30 pm - Dr. Jonathan Lundgren - Non-Chemical varroa control on Blue Dasher Farm
2:15 pm - BREAK
2:30 pm - Phil Craft - When beekeeping goes bad
3:00 pm - Darrel Rufer - Minnesota Hygienic Bees
3:45 pm - BREAK
4:00 pm - ESHPA BUSINESS MEETING
6:00 pm - SOCIAL HOUR
7:00 pm - BANQUET –Silent Auction, Beekeeper of The Year Award, Honey and Mead Awards & “Beekeeping in Bangladesh - By Phil Craft”

Saturday November 5, 2016
9:00 am - Michele Colopy - Pesticides wintering in your hives
9:30 am - Dr. Jonathan Lungdren - Bio-Diversity and risks of pesticides
10:15 am - BREAK
10:45 am - Jerry LeClair - NY FarmNet - Where do we go from here? - Business Action Plans
11:15 am - Phil Craft - Varroa monitoring and control
12:00 pm - LUNCH
1:00 pm - Eric Wenger - True Source Honey - How clean is your honey?
                                                                             1:30pm - Bret Adee - TBD                                                                                                                                      
2:15 pm - BREAK
2:30 pm - Emma Mullen - Cornell Honeybee Extension Associate - NY Bee Tech Team Update
3:15 pm - Darrel Rufer - TBD
4:00 pm - Closing Notes and THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING ESHPA MEETING

SEE YOU AT THE SUMMER PICNIC the 3RD SAT IN JULY 2017

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