I'm maintaining a list of beemaster members that are attending as we are working on holding a gathering one night during the conference. If anyone from here is going to attend, you are more than welcome to join us. Just PM me so that I can add you to the list.http://beeuntoothers.com/conference.html
Golden Rule Honey, LLC Presents:
Northeast Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference
Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2, 2009
Doyle Conservation Center
"Birthplace of Johnny Appleseedâ€
Dee Lusby, Arizona
Erik Osterland, Sweden
Michael Bush, Nebraska
Michael Palmer, Vermont
Sam Comfort, New York/Florida
Dean â€œdeknowâ€ Stiglitz, Massachusetts
Laurie Ramona Herboldsheimer, Massachusetts
...and more TBA!
Topics include all aspects of managing bees without the use of any treatments (synthetic, â€œnaturalâ€, or â€œorganicâ€). There will be programs for both beginning beekeepers (including those that have never been around bees before) and for those with more experience:
Small Cell Beekeeping
Top Bar Hives
Microbial Environment in the Hive
Working with Landowners
Beekeeping on a shoestring
History of Foundation and Cell Size
Economics of Migratory Beekeeping
Healthy, tasty meals will be provided on site as part of the conference cost (no HFCS!).
Treatment free hives will be onsite for hands on fieldwork with our speakers!
Plenty of opportunity for spontaneous interactions with speakers and attendees.
The venue, Doyle Conservation Center, is an ideal location for our conference. State of the art audio and video facilities combined with solar power, composting toilets, geothermal heat/cooling pumps, sustainable and recycled building materialsâ€¦â€Gold Certificationâ€ from the U.S. Green Building Council. All of this on 50 acres of conservation land!
http://www.thetrustees.org/pages/300_do ... vation.cfm
Technical details of the green construction:
http://www.masstech.org/Project%20Deliv ... Report.pdf
Or, send a check to:
Golden Rule Honey, LLC
168 Fourth Street
Leominster, MA 01453
We have a lot of interest both locally and from as far away as Maryland..so register early to ensure there is space for you!
Conference will begin with lunch on Friday and end around 1 pm on Sunday.
Registration includes 6 meals. As we are arranging and preparing the food ourselves, these will be high quality meals.
There is a Super 8 motel 1.5 miles from the venueâ€¦a healthy walk. Currently, the best rates seem to be from:
http://kayak.com â€¦$50/night...this is generally less expensive than booking with the hotel directly.
There are other hotel options, some nearby campgrounds, etc...will update as we know more.
Leominster is on the Fitchburg commuter train line, and can be reached from Boston or Cambridge without a car.
Please email us if you have any questions. This page will be updated as we go along.