SCBA 2014 SPRING MEETING
Date: March 1, 2014
Location: Palmetto GBA Building 17 Technology Circle, Columbia, SC 29203
Individual (member)------$15 includes Lunch
Family (member)----------$25 includes 2 Lunches
Non-member Individual---$25 includes lunch
Non member Family-------$35 includes 2 Lunches
Walk-Ins add $5 per person
Mail In Registration - download the form here-Deadline Feb.24
Join the SC Sate Association click here..
Download Meeting Agenda and Conference Information
7:30-8:30… Meet and Greet Dr Jennifer Tsuruda - Coffee and Donuts
8:00 ...Check In
8:30 ...Invocation – Buddy May, Piedmont Beekeepers Association, Greenville
- Welcome & President’s Comments - President Eck Miller, York, SC
- Introductions & Announcements – President Elect Bill Grayson, Waterloo, SC
- Treasure Report-Don Van Borsch
- Grant Committee and Hive Scale Report- Kerry Owen
- Queen Rearing Program for SCBA- Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda & Team
Website, Face book, Twitter Update-
Master Beekeeper Program-
- MBP Record Keeping-Kevin Nicholson
- Nomination Committee- Bill Butts
- SCBA Honey Jar Supply Program – Bill Grayson
- Certificates Awarded-Certified, Journeyman and Master Beekeepers- Eck Miller, Anita Lehew
Honey Bee Survivability and Succeeding as a Beekeeper:
10:30-11:00…Introduction – Clemson State Apiculturist Dr Jennifer Tsuruda –Jennifer’s vision of the future with measurable goals and benchmarks
11:00-11:45…Lessons learned from SC Commercial
Beekeepers- Mell Wallace (Hive Inspections and Essential Oil Treatments)
11:45-1:00…Lunch in the Cafeteria and Visit Vendors
1:30-2:15…..Practical Nutrition for Healthier Hives -
Dr Jennifer Tsuruda (Spring Buildup honey production or making splits)
2:15-3:00……Proven Queen Rearing Techniques for SC Small
Scale Beekeeper Mark Sweatman (non-grafting queen rearing procedures)
3:00-3:30……Break and visit vendors
3:30-4:00……Open Questions and Answer Session
Adjourn - Have a safe trip home.
|Important Facts about The Palmetto GBA facility
This complex is a NO SMOKING facility. You cannot smoke on the grounds or at any adjacent properties.
You must have picture ID to enter the building and on your person at all time while in the facility. As you enter the building you will be given a SCBA ID badge at registration table.
You must enter and exit only through the Lobby.
Lunch will be served in the GBA Building Cafeteria. Price of Lunch is included in price of registration.
Vendor Booths ... Make your equipment list now. Spring is coming and you know you need stuff. One vendor, Brushy Mountain, has announced that you can call your orders in starting February 17 for pick up at the Spring Meeting.
Speakers ...Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda, Mel Wallace-Best Beekeeping Practices, and Mark Sweatman-queen rearing.
Lodging.... There are many options for overnight stay in the area. Ask for Special rates for this event. Please see below....
Hotels - Rates cannot be guaranteed, when making reservations let them know this is a conference at the Palmetto GBA Building.
Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbia Northeast--Special Rate $80
120 Blarney Drive, Columbia, SC 29223
Joshura Dobbs --- 803-760-1700
Click to go to website
Quinta Inn & Suites NE Fort Jackson---Special Rate $65
1538 Horseshoe Dr., Columbia, SC 29223
Elena Washington ---- 803-736-6400
Click here to go to website
Courtyard by Marriott---Palmetto GBA Rate: $85.00
111 Gateway Corporate Blvd, Columbia, SC 29203
Attn: Amy Alimohammed
Hilton Garden Inn (newest of the hotels)---Corporate Rate: $85.00
8910 Farrow Road, Columbia, SC 29203
Attn: Amber Cobia
Wingate Inn---Corporate Rate: $75.00
8300 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29223
Attn: Nicki Klooppenburg
-------------------------------------------------------Register online through PayPal or you can print a mail-in form, complete it and mail it along with your check to:
Don Van Borsch
407 Old Plantation Drive
West Columbia, S.C. 29172
We will unfortunately not be able to confirm mail in registrations.
Whichever method you decide to use, please join us for an entertaining and educational tribute to the honeybee. See y'all.