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Meeting Information

Kansas Honey Producers' Association
Fall Meeting Information

2015 Fall Meeting of the Kansas Honey Producers
The Kansas Honey Producers Fall Meeting 

October 30 & 31, 2015 

The Cedars   
1021 Cedars Dr., McPherson KS

We are going to have a fantastic guest speaker—Judy Wu Smart who has just been hired to be the University of Nebraska Extension Agent. By the time she is our guest she will have received her Doctorate from the University of MN under the watchful eye of the amazing Dr. Marla Spivak! 

Her specialty is Effects of Neonicotinyl Pesticides on Honey Bees and Bumblebees 

Masters degree, May 2010, Washington State University, Advisor: Dr. W. Steve Sheppard. Sublethal effects of pesticide residues in brood comb on honey bee health 

B.S. degree in Zoology, May 2005, from Humboldt State University, CA 

She will present some of the work she is completing now on the effects of neonicotinoid insecticides on queen bee behavior and her previous work on pesticide residues in brood comb. We are so excited to meet her and welcome her to her new position. 

We will try something different at this meeting by staying at one hotel and traveling to a different meeting space that is not in the hotel. The meeting will be held at The Cedars which is a retirement community in McPherson. They have a wonderful conference facility with room rental rates a little less than what we have been paying. They also prepare the food there and the chef is excited to make some dishes with honey for us—honey baked ham for dinner! The hotel is the Holiday Inn Express at I-135 and Highway 56. The phone is 620-241-5566. Our room rate is $109.99 and includes breakfast. Reservations must be made by October 8th 

If you have an idea for a talk please let me know. 

Please email or call me at 913-593-3562 and leave a message or email me at 

Our 2016 spring meeting will be in a part of the state that in the almost 30 years I’ve been coming to meeting that we have not been to. We’ll be in 

Pittsburg! They have a young club and we are trying to support the new clubs that are springing up around the state. The dates for the spring 2016 meeting are March 4 & 5, 2016 so mark your calendar. 

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Updated 07/15/2015 by RJ
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