April 2010 CVBA Meeting

posted Mar 31, 2010, 1:35 PM by CVB Admin   [ updated Nov 2, 2011, 10:15 AM ]
The next Central Valley Beekeepers Association meeting will be held Thursday April 15, 2010.  The formal meeting begins at 6:00pm preceded by a social hour at 5:00pm.

Brooks Ranch Restaurant
4131 S Chestnut Ave
Fresno, CA 93725
Phone: (559) 485-6951

  The South Valley Bee Club will be having a Bee Meeting on April 22nd in Tulare.  Please see notice below.

Marilyn Kinoshita, Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner
Eric Mussen,  Entomologist at U.C. Davis will be the guest speaker
Dr. Punchi Hewo a Professor at the University of Sri Lanka, here on sabbatical
Dr. Gordon Wardell, a long time researcher and a moving force in developing and bringing Mega Bee Products to the market


County of Tulare: University of California Cooperative Extension
4437 South Laspina Street
Tulare, CA 93274-9537
Phone: (559) 685-3309


South Valley Bee Club Notice:

            The meeting will be held at the Tulare County Agriculture Building (across the street from the Heritage Building and the Ag Farm Show grounds). The address is 4437 S. Laspina Street, Tulare, to start at 5:00 PM for a social hour with light snacks and refreshments available.  The date is Thursday April 22 so mark your calendars.  The meeting will start at 6:00 PM and go till 9:00 PM with a break at 7:30 till 7:45 PM.

            We will be welcomed by our host, the Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner, Marilyn Kinoshita.

            Our Key Note Speaker will be University of California Apiculturist Dr. Eric Mussen, who along with many other awards was the winner of the statewide 2010 Pedro Ilic Outstanding Agricultural Educator Award for his work in educating the beekeeping industry and the general public about honey bees.

            Following Dr. Mussen’s presentation, we will have two other outstanding speakers, Dr. Punchi Hewo a Professor at the University of Sri Lanka, here on sabbatical.  Also, Dr. Gordon Wardell, a long time researcher and a moving force in developing and bringing Mega Bee Products to the market.  He is presently the in house bee researcher and apiculturist for Paramount Farming.

            We are lucky and blessed to have this caliber of speakers give of their time that put forth their effort to speak at our bee club which leads into our clubs efforts to acquire the necessary equipment of a power point.  Unfortunately we have a way to go to reach our goal of $1,000.00 , a required minimum. Our current fund toward the power point is now $647.00 which includes 3 $100.00 donations and one $100.00 pledge other than that we only have a hand full of donations about 10 plus the profits from the raffle held at our last meeting.

            Let me say this to those of you who have not donated towards our power point equipment fund, we are still short so if you enjoy our meetings and those quality speakers, help us out with whatever you can manage. We will also be holding a 50/50 raffle at the April meeting the proceeds of which will go towards the power point.

            In closing, I would like to mention that Olivarez Honey Bees are hosting their 2nd Annual Hobbyist Day on Saturday April 17th at their warehouse in Orland, Ca the speakers will be Sue Cobey  of UC Davis a world renowned expert on queen insemination and geneticist and Randy Oliver a bee researcher writer and commercial beekeeper. A BBQ lunch will be served for information or reservations call 530-865-0298.

                                                                                    Max Eggman, Pres. SVBC

Car pool(s) will be available for the South Valley Bee Club Tulare meeting.  Meet at Brooks Ranch Restaurant (See address above) parking lot at 4:00pm.