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7th Annual Organic Beekeepers Mtg, will be in Oracle Ariz 28 Feb - 2 Mar, 2014

Written by Subject: Bees and Beekeeping
As the Organic Beekeepers discussion group has now grown in numbers to over 5500+ members, we have put together our 7th annual meeting for an American Beekeepers Association, for beekeepers into clean Organic Beekeeping, to come together to associate for clean sustainable beekeeping with ZERO treatments, and getting off the artificial feeds, and artificial breeding parameters, not in tandum with Nature.

Meeting to be held in Oracle, Arizona at the YMCA Triangle Y Ranch Camp and Retreat Center 28 Feb - 2 March 2014. Meeting will start Friday afternoon with signing in, with Friday Night Hello's/Dinner, run all day Saturday, and thru Sunday afternoon with keynote presentations, general sessions, breakout sessions, hands on workshops, with 6 catered meals. Dinner for Friday night Hello's will also have speakers. Vendoring welcomed with those attending.

Speakers so far confirmed:

Don Downs (Apitherapy)
Sam Comfort (TBHs/singing/dancing)
Ramona Herboldsheimer (Microbe Update)
Bruce Brown (CC Pollen/politics)
Jaime de Zubeldia (TBHs vs Langs)
Michael Bush (Breeding/Fld Mgt)
James Fearnley (UK Pollen/propolis)
Jacqueline Freeman (Swarms/swarmketching)
Still pending for final confirmation: Krassimire Kentchev (EU -How he views Dee's bees).

The fee for meeting includes: accomodations in Lodges (with up to 6 per room dorm style, each with own bath....with bring your own sheets/bedding/blankets, w/men separate from women) for $190 per person, plus six catered meals, access to all meetings/talks/workshops, snacks/break refreshments, and also a camp liability coverage (form required to be filled out). Also no fee for vendors other then normal lodging costs for meeting/catered meals. For those not bringing own sheets/bedding/blankets doing plane travel/other, rental is available at camp office for aprox $10 per person needing.

For more information see: or visit OrganicBeekeepers at or contact Dee Lusby for information/registration at: 520-398-2474 late eve.

For payment of registration per person of $190, due in advance of attending with check or moneyorder, send to Organic Beekeepers % Dee Lusby, HC 65, Box 7450, Amado, Arizona 85645, with stamped self addressed envelope, for returning receipt and more information on YMCA to sender, plus liability/medical form to be filled out. Note: $190 fee is a straight fee whether sleeping/eating at camp or not.

For general information concerning the meeting contacts are Keith Malone (Alaska) 907-688-0588, and Ramona/Dean at 978-407-3934.

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