Fall 2019 Conference (October 18-19th)
The Missouri State Beekeepers Association will hold its Fall Conference beginning Friday, October 18, at 8:45 am and continue through Saturday, October 19 on the campus of Moberly Area Community College (MACC). Registration is open at 7:00 am on Friday in the spacious auditorium at MACC. There is seating capacity for 400 so there’s plenty of room for you to enjoy this conference! We encourage attendees to register early before the conference to guarantee you will get the meals offered at the conference. Registration will be taken at the door, but meals may not be available at that time.
Keynote speakers include Peter Borst and Dr. Krispn Given. Peter was Senior Apiarist at Cornell’s Dyce Lab for Honey Bee Studies for seven years, served as an apiary inspector for New York State, and is currently President of the Finger Lakes Bee Club. He is a prolific author and is currently a regular contributor to American Beekeeping Journal and Bee Culture. Dr Krispn Given is Apicultural Specialist at Purdue University’s Department of Entomology in West Lafayette, Indiana. Krispn started breeding bees over 25 years ago and gives lectures to beekeepers and researchers at national and international conferences. He was instrumental, along with Dr. Greg Hunt, in developing the “mite-biter” bee strain in helping to control Varroa mites. Rounding out the General Meeting speakers are Collin Wamsley, Chief Entomologist/Program Administrator for the State of Missouri to talk about what the Missouri inspection program entails to help Missouri beekeepers; Casey Berthoud, Missouri’s Quail Forever and Pheasants Forever state coordinator who oversees 16 biologists and the Missouri for Monarchs coordinator to talk about forage planting for beekeepers and how the organization that he oversees might help; and, Sheldon Brummel, Master Beekeeper Project Coordinator, Department of Entomology for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE to talk about the newly developed Great Plains Master Beekeeping Program. Missouri State Beekeepers Association is one of the partnering states in this exciting new developing program.
There will also be breakout classes each afternoon to highlight topics of specific interest to local beekeepers and clubs. These classes will be announced on our website. There are also hotels in the area that have reserved a block of rooms for attendees and hotel reservation info will be forthcoming on our website as well. If you have any further questions you may email firstname.lastname@example.org, MSBA Program Chair.