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)
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: http://www.tucsonymca.org or visit OrganicBeekeepers at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/organicbeekeepers/ 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.