Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2012 Tim Hardy blog

Happy Halloween!

The CSBA WInter Meeting is just 3 days away and the BUZZZZZZ is great!  Pre-registrations are at an all-time high and we are expecting quite a crowd.  If you have not pre-registered–you are in good company!  That is why we have 2 opportunities to register at the door as well as to enter your honey into the BIG MONEY HONEY contest!

The first opportunity will be on Friday evening.  Beginning at 7 pm, there will be a “Meet and Greet” with our guest speaker Dennis vanEnglesdorp.  The Meet and Greet will feature a honey dessert bar as well as a mead tasting and beverages from Honeydrop beverages.  Attire is casual.  Holding out for the menu?  Well, I have it finalized:  Pear Cheddar Tart, Toffee Cheesecake, Chocolate Mousse Oranges (with orange blossom honey), Strawberries Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Lavender Honey, Mini Cupcakes with Honey Frosting and White and Bittersweet Chocolate Honeycomb Bites.  I think it sounds pretty good and I hope you do, too, and will join us on Friday evening.

The second opportunity will be on Saturday morning when the doors open at 8 am!  Weather looks great for travel so, hopefully, we will see some folks from the Western Slope.  A reminder that directions, maps, pre-registration forms, honey entry forms etc. are all on the CSBA website.  Feel free to print out the forms and fill them out before arrival to ensure a quick and painless entry process.

There will be an election of officers on Saturday afternoon.  The entire slate is up for election at this time.  This includes President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer as well as 1 Advisor.   If you are interested in any of these positions, and need more information, please do not hesitate to call or email. 970-213-3099 or  president@coloradobeekeepers.org. Responsibilities for the “normal” officers are standard as defined by Roberts Rules of Order.  The Advisor acts as such and has a single vote on the Executive Committee, too.

In addition, I am asking for a volunteer to be Colorado Director for the Western Apicultural Society.  I am the current WAS Director and can attest to the amount of time needed to do the position justice to be minimal.   Annually, I suspect it is 10 hours.  You need to write an article for the WAS Journal bi-annually and you should be at the Annual WAS meeting.  Next year, it is in Santa Fe and we will need to help Melanie Kirby, New Mexico Director and current WAS President, with the conference as much as needed.  Thus, I believe the position will require more time next year than is typical.  I am happy to carry on in this capacity but think it would be a good idea to elect someone else.

Enjoy this beautiful weather and I hope to see you all this weekend.

Thank you for being a member.





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