Good Beekeeping – Good Fellowship
Exploring the wonderful world of beekeeping together.
THE KANSAS HONEY PRODUCERS’ ASSOCIATION.
(A state association or club)
The KHP association is a not-for-profit IRC 501(c)5 agricultural-educational organization; run by dedicated volunteers; supported primarily by membership dues (subscriptions). The IRC status means that the association is a tax-exempt organization. While donations are always welcome, they are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution but membership dues and subscriptions may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses.
Kansas Honey Producers Fall Meeting Information
Friday & Saturday October 18th & 19th, 2013
Very Important Changes
Our room rate at the Capitol Plaza is $79.00 a night. Reservations must be made by Thursday, September 26th. You can either call (800) 579-7937 (please mention that you are part of Kansas Honey Producers Association or group code KHPA) or you can follow the links below.
Reservations can be made online at www.capitolplazahoteltopeka.com Click on “Reservations” and you will be redirected to reservations page. Select “Groups” to continue booking. The attendee code for the discounted rate is HONEY. Once the code is entered, you will be able to select the dates and book your reservation. OR, call the hotel directly at (800) 579-7937 (please mention you are part of Kansas Honey Producers Association or group code KHPA).
Our guest speaker will be Dr. Larry Connor owner of WicWas Press. Larry is a monthly contributor to both the American Bee Journal and Bee Culture magazines. Over the last few years he has written many new books for beekeepers: Bee Essentials – a Field Guide, Increase Essentials, Bee Sex Essentials and Queen Rearing Essentials. Larry has been a guest speaker in the past and has been very well received. He will also be setting up a booth and selling his books and those of other authors.
Other guest speakers will be Becky Sullivan from the Kansas Dept. of Agriculture Promotions board. Our friend Frank Gieringer will talk to us about Agritourism. Member Robert Burns has agreed to give a presentation on his recent trip to Germany. During that trip he visited several beekeepers and attended a beekeepers meeting! On Friday Tim Tyson from KDA Weights and Measures is presenting and so is Adam Inman who will talk to us about planning a certified kitchen and when you need one. Our favorite Kansan, Dr. Chip Taylor from KU, has also agreed to speak but he can’t decide what he wants to talk about!!
For dinner on Friday we are planning something a little different. I have rented a building, the Garden House, 3720 SE Yacht Ct. Topeka KS at Lake Shawnee for us to have our dinner. We will have a catered BBQ and a mead tasting. Those of you who make mead are invited to share some of your favorites. Cups will be provided. Also since we can’t take our own food into the hotel we will not be having a honey cooking contest. But members are invited to bring their favorite dessert to share—it you don’t want to bring dessert but would rather bring an appetizer you may do that.
8:00 pm Board Meeting, Capitol Plaza Hotel, Topeka Amber Room
Friday, October 18th, Emerald I & II
8:00am-8:45 Registration & Silent Auction Set up
8:45-9:00 Welcome, President Steve Tipton
9:00-9:45 Making and Wintering Nuclei Hives, Dr. Larry Connor Presents
9:45-10:30 Leveraging Kansas Simply Kansas has been re-vamped to From the Land of Kansas ™- the original name of the state’s agricultural trademark program. She will also talk about other opportunities to promote your products. Becky Sullivan, Kansas Department of Agriculture Promotions Board Presents.
10:45-11:30 Labeling Requirements for Kansas & what Beekeepers need to know about Weights and Measures. Tim Tyson, director or Kansas Department of Weights and Measures Presents
11:30-12:15 Certified Kitchens-What are the Requirements and Do you need one? Adam Inman, Kansas Department of Agriculture, Assistant Program Director Presents
12:15-1:15 Lunch, Emerald III-V
1:15-2:30 Dr. Chip Taylor—Topic to be announced
2:30-3:15 Small Scale Queen Rearing, Dr. Larry Conner presents
3:15-3:30 Break, end silent auction at the end of the break
3:30-4:15 Making your Entries for the State Fair Winners—from this year’s Grand Champion, Kristi Sanderson
4:15-4:45 The History of the State Fair and Its Importance to the Kansas Honey Producers, Gary Ross Presents
6:00 BBQ Dinner, Lake Shawnee, Garden House 3720 SE Yacht Ct. Map will be available at the meeting. Members are encouraged to bring Mead for tasting and desserts or appetizers.
Saturday, October 19th, Sunflower Ballroom
8:00-8:30 Registration & Silent Auction Set-up
8:30-8:40 President Steve Tipton, announcements
8:40-9:25 Activities of Young Adult Bees, Larry Connor Presents
9:25-10:10 Ideas for Gifts from the Hive for the Holidays, Becky Tipton Presents
10:30-11:15 Agritourism in Kansas –How We Do It Frank and Mel Gieringer and their family, from Eudora, have a peach orchard, a huge strawberry patch and a blackberry patch. They also have a U Pick for the fruits and a farm market for their other produce. They are also participants in several farm tours, do a “Feast in the Field” Dinner, several Farmers Markets and promote themselves in several ways, one of which is Facebook! Frank Gieringer Presents.
11:15-12:00 Beekeeping in Germany Bob has traveled to Germany many times in his life but on his last visit he attended a beekeepers meeting and visited several beekeepers—he’ll share this experience with us. Robert Burns Presents.
12:00-1:00 Lunch Sunflower Ballroom
End of Silent Auction at end of lunch
1:00-1:45 Making $500 per Hive per Year, Larry Connor Presents
1:45-2:30 Getting Your Bees Ready for Winter, Feeders and Feeding, Cecil Sweeney Presents
2:45-3:30 Art and Design in Beeswax, Rose Lee Presents
3:30-4:15 Two and a Half Hives, A Lesson in Resource Management Larry Connor Presents
4:15 Business Meeting & Election
Program and speakers subject to change
Other Events that you may be interested in:
October 12 & 13 Mother Earth News Fair, Lawrence KS Watson Park –this is a big deal!!
February 28 & March 1, 2014 Friday and Saturday Hays KS KHPA Spring Meeting & Beekeeping Class
June 7th 2014 Northeast KS Beekeepers Funday Guest speaker, Tom Seeley author of Honeybee Democracy. Lawrence KS