ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
IOWA HONEY PRODUCER'S ASSN.
It's meeting time again! The annual meeting of
the Iowa Honey Producer's Association will be held Friday, November
12th and Saturday, November 13th, 2004 in Marshalltown, Iowa at
the Best Western Regency Inn located at 3303 South Center Street.
Registration costs this year will be the same
as last year: $14.00 for an individual before Nov. 1 and $16.00
after or $26.00 for a family before Nov. 1 and $28.00 after Nov.
Rooms for the event are available at the Best
Western Regency Inn for the rate of 1 adult for $62.00 or 2 adults
for $67.00. The Econo Lodge, which is right adjacent to the Best
Western, has the rate of $52.00 for 1 adult and $57.00 for 2 adults.
These rooms need to be reserved by October 16th to get the convention
special rate and please mention the Iowa Honey Producers when
reserving the rooms. The telephone numbers to call are: Best Western
(641)752-6321 or Econo Lodge (641)753-3333. (NOTE: The room prices
are also the same as last year.)
We have a full schedule planned as usual. Make
plans to enter the photo contest or the foods made with honey
contest to show off your skills. The rules are listed at the end
of this article for these competitions.
There will be a silent auction on Friday and
Saturday this year, so get some Bee collectibles together to share
with your friends. There will also be an auction during the banquet
of larger items. Regina and her honey queen committee worked hard
at the state fair rolling beeswax candles to raise money for the
queen program. Let's help them complete their funds by donating
items for a great sale.
Some of the featured speakers at our meeting
will be George Clutter a state apiarist from South Carolina on
new treatments of diseases and possible ways to increase membership
of beekeepers. Also Bill Ruzicka owner of MiteGone in Kelowna
B.C. on the use of formic acid for controlling varroa and trachea
mites. Lee Hiney from Wisconsin will also be present on Saturday
to discuss beekeeping in Wisconsin and what is happening with
the American Honey Board. We will, of course, have the workshops
on Saturday afternoon for seasoned beekeepers and also for the
novice. Some of the classes will be swarm prevention, early spring
management and disease and mite control.
Make your plans now to attend the annual
meeting of the Iowa Honey Producer's Association on November 12th
and 13th, 2004.
To register contact Gordon Powell at:
Gordon Powell, Treas. IHPA
4012 54th St.
Des Moines, IA 50310
or phone with inquiries to (515) 278-1762
Rules for the contests:
COOKING WITH HONEY:
The categories will be: cookies and snacks, and miscellaneous
items. The main sweetener in the item needs to be honey and please
include the recipe with your name on the back.
PHOTO CONTEST RULES:
There will be two classes to choose from to enter. One will be
harvesting, processing, packaging or marketing bee hive products.
The other class will be general beekeeping ; any subject depicting
honey bees, honey or beekeeping, but not included in the specific
subject class. Photos in both classes will be judges on technique,
composition, impact and overall appearance. Photos must be matted
with a maximum 2-inch border but unframed.
SEE YOU IN MARSHALLTOWN NOVEMBER 12TH
AND 13TH FOR FUN, FELLOWSHIP AND LEARNING!!!