2013 Annual Convention Information
When: March 8th and 9th (Friday and Saturday, times to be announced)
Where: Best Western Cottontree Inn, 10695 South Auto Mall Drive, Sandy
Dinner Banquet: On Friday night at 6:30pm (business casual dress), more information below.
Keynote speakers: Chris Hiatt, Hiatt Beekeeping
Lodging: Best Western Cottontree Inn, 10695 Auto Mall Dr. Sandy, UT; 801-523-8484, http://www.cottontreeinns.com/sandy/index.html;
We have a block of rooms reserved for the UBA Convention at a special rate of $84.00. The room block will be held through February 11, 2013. After this date the rooms are released and the rate goes up. Please call the hotel directly and ask for the Utah Beekeeper Convention Room Block.
If you are planning on staying overnight, PLEASE consider staying at the Best Western Cottontree Inn. Filling the room block helps to pay for our meeting rooms, thus keeping the convention costs down. Amenities include complimentary hot breakfast, wireless internet, indoor pool and hot tub & exercise facility.
This is the annual beekeeping convention for beekeepers of all skill levels. A dinner banquet will be held the evening of the 2nd were we will be awarding the coveted hive tool award to a special recipient. We hope you can all join us for these two days at this fun educating event; more information to follow - please check back soon!
Membership Dues and Registration Fees:
- Hobbyist (0-49 colonies) - $20.00 per year
- Sideliner (50-299 colonies) - $30.00 per year
- Commercial (300 or more colonies) - $40.00 per year
Please visit our Membership Page.
Banquet Dinner Information:
The Utah Beekeepers Association will have its annual banquet dinner at the Best Western Cottontree Inn (same place as the convention) on Friday March 9, 2013 at 6:30pm.
Cost: $20.00 per plate if you register before February 27th, $25.00 per plate after Februray 27th.
RSVP: on the registration form and include payment.
Dress: Business Casual
Menu: Sun-dried Tomato Chicken, Pepper Corned Beef, $20 per plate (Held in the conference room at the Cotton Tree Inn)
Special Dietary Needs:Vegetarian Entrée or Sugar Free Desserts can be accommodated upon request at the time of RSVP.
Parking: in the hotel parking lot.
Utah Beekeepers Association Annual Convention 2013 Agenda:
Convention Schedule Day Time Event Friday March 8th 9:00-10:15am Registration; handouts available, honey recipes available, honey tasting, free chat with other beekeepers 10:15-10:30am President’s welcome and announcements (Stephen, Mel and Gaylon) 10:30am-11:15am Insects Living arournd Your Hive - Chad Reid, Iron County Extension Office 11:15am - 12:00pm Pesticide Program and Enforcement - Clark Burgess, Utah Department of Agriculture Lunch 12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch on your own - take a friend 1:30pm -2:00pm American Honey Producers Association - Darren Cox, Vice President 2:00pm - 2:30pm American Honey Producers Association - Stephen Stoddard, large Utah honey producer 2:30pm - 3:00pm Utah Killer Bee Tracking - Dave Bassinger, Utah Department of Agriculture 3:00pm - 3:15pm Break 3:15pm - 4:00pm Utah State License Program - Utah Department of Agriculture 6:30pm - ? Banquet Saturday March 9th 8:30am - 9:00am Registration 9:00am - 10:00am Hiatt Beekeeping - Chris Hiatt - runs 20,000 colonies 10:00am - 10:30am Why Did my Hives Die? - panel - Skip Jones, Jim Jones, Lee Knight, Roger Stephenson 10:30am - 11:45am Judging your Queen: To Keep or To Replace - Mel Taylor 11:45am - 1:00pm Hiatt Beekeeping: California, Washington, South Dakota - Chris Hiatt - runs 20,000 colonies 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Suggestions for Next year - Gaylon Yack
This years key speakers are:
- Chris Hiatt
Show off lasts year's honey this year at the convention. Bring it early on Thursday to share.
Convention Registration Form:
Please take a moment to fill out a registration form prior to the convention. Doing so allows us to have a nicely printed name sticker/tag for you. This form also helps us keep you informed about upcoming conventions and events. The form can be printed and can be mailed with dues included to:
Utah Beekeepers Association c/o Lee Knight
1761 South 970West
Lehi, UT 84043
Checks and money orders should be made out to Utah Beekeepers Association. Please do not send cash.