The Fall meeting of the Kansas Honey Producers Association will be held in Wichita this year. Please mark your calendars now for this event. We have confirmed several guest speakers for this meeting. We will have Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda from the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology Extension at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville will attend. Also, one of our favorite people will be at this meeting too, Dr. Judy Wu-Smart. Judy is an Extension and Research Entomologist at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Department of Entomology. Judy received her doctorate in Entomology from the University of MN under the direction of Dr. Marla Spivak. Another guest speaker will be Louann Hausner. Louann is a 3rd generation beekeeper that was the 1996 American Honey Princess. From her experience gained as a National Spokesperson and her public relations/marketing experience from a career with John Deere, Louann has volunteered her time over the last 21 years to conduct the media training for the American Beekeeping Federation American Honey Queen & Princess. Originally from Wisconsin, Louann currently resides in Lenexa, KS.
You may make your room reservations by calling the Best Western Wichita North by calling 316-832-9387 and mentioning the Kansas Honey Producers Association to get our discounted rate of $89.99 per night. To get this rate reservations must be made by September 26th.
The reduced rate of the meeting is due to a substantial grant from the State Fair account. Many thanks to those of you who have volunteered at the fair.
Please pass the word about the meeting to other beekeepers that you may know in Kansas and the adjoining states. Check on the KHPA website at kansashoneyproducers.org for final program information.
I’ve arranged for Friday lunch and dinner at the hotel but Saturday lunch will be on your own.
If you have a specific topic that you would like to have presented at this meeting or a future meeting please email or call Joli Winer at 913-593-3562 or email@example.com.
Please mark your calendars for upcoming KHPA meetings:
March 6 & 7, 2020: Hays KS Whisky Creek Wood Fired Grill and Days Inn: Guests: Kim Flottum, Author & Editor of Bee Culture magazine and Liz Walsh Texas A&M
October 16 & 17, 2020 Guest: Tammy Horn Potter, Kentucky State Apiarist