ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
IOWA HONEY PRODUCER'S ASSN.
November 7th & 8th, 2008
It's meeting time again! The annual meeting of the Iowa Honey Producer's Association will be held Friday, November 7th and Saturday, November 8th, 2008 in Marshalltown, Iowa at the Best Western Regency Inn located at 3303 South Center Street.
Registration costs this year will be: $15.00 for an individual before Nov. 1 and $20.00 after November 1st.
Rooms for the event are available at the Best Western Regency Inn for the rate of 1 adult with a queen or king bed for $71.10 or 2 adults for $75.60. The Super 8 which is right adjacent to the Best Western, has the rate of $65.00 for 1 or 2 adults with a queen or double bed . (There are only 5 rooms at the Super 8 for these prices.) 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 (800) 241-2974 or Super 8 is (641) 753-3333.
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 or enter the homebrewed Mead contest.
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. These auctions benefit the Iowa Honey Queen Program.
Speakers for this meeting include Randy Oliver and Michael Bush. We will also have several workshop topics to choose from. They are being worked on at the present. Watch for the information in the next issue along with the meeting agenda.
Make your plans now to attend the annual meeting of the Iowa Honey Producer's Association on November 7th and 8th, 2008.
To register contact Melanie Bower at:
Melanie Bower, Treas. IHPA
207 S. Diehl Street
Des Moines, IA 50315 or phone with inquiries to (515) 287-6542
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 7TH AND 8TH FOR FUN,
FELLOWSHIP AND BEEKEEPING KNOW-HOW!