Beekeepers Gather for Fall Membership Conference

Fall 2014 Conference

Beekeepers from across the region recently met in Jefferson City for the Fall Membership Conference of the Missouri State Beekeepers Association. More than 185 beekeepers enjoyed two days of beekeeping presentations, food and fun. The vendor hall and MSBA “Beehive Cafe” were a frequent stop as beekeepers traveled between presentations. Shown above are Cory Stevens along with a couple of unidentified attendees conversing with Dr. Leo Sharashkin at his booth in the vendor hall.

You can read all about the conference in the upcoming issue of the MSBA newsletter.

(Photo courtesy of Eugene Makovec)

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New Queen Big Winner in Conference Cooking Contest

Ribbons

One of the big winners in the recent Cooking With Honey & Beekeeping Artwork Contest was our newly crowned queen for 2015, Erin Mullins. The contest was held at the Fall 2014 Membership Conference in Jefferson City. More information about the conference and the other winners of the contest will be available in the December MSBA newsletter.

(Photo courtesy of Wes Johnston)

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Lots of Queens at the MSBA State Fair Booth!

Queens Visit MSBA State Fair Booth

It was a royal day recently at the MSBA state fair booth. On Friday, August 8th, the booth was visited by, not one, but two queens!

Our 2014 MSBA Honey Queen, Lauren Collins, was joined by reigning Mrs. Missouri, Dr. Erin Fluegge-Woolf.

Residing in Cape Girardeau, Erin has a special interest in honey bees and beekeeping. She holds a PhD in Business Administration and is a professor of management in the Harrison College of Business at Southeast Missouri State University.

She’ll soon travel to Tuscon, Arizona to compete in the Mrs. America contest. All of us at the MSBA are cheering for you, Erin.

We look forward to more visits from Erin at future MSBA events.

For more information about Erin and the Mrs. Missouri Pageant, click here.

A special thanks to our Honey Queen, Lauren Collins for spending the day in the booth. Lauren and our Honey Princess, Erin Mullins do a fabulous job representing the MSBA and getting the word out about our organization, beekeeping and honey bees.

(Photo courtesy of Wes Johnston)