Air-conditioned dormitory rooms are available at the conference center. Price includes 2 twin beds, linen and Breakfast. $54/night for single $84/night for a double.
When contacting hotels be sure to mention that you are attending EAS.
Hotels often sell out for EAS so b sure to book early
120 North High Street
West Chester, PA 19380
$129 per night for Superior King accommodations, or Two Bedded Accommodations. Includes continental buffet and high speed internet. Guest should identify themselves as being part of the EAS Convention. All reservations need to be made prior to July 5th, 2013
Hampton Inn Great Valley/Malvern
635 Lancaster Ave.
$119 per night for King Study or Double. All reservations need to be made prior to July 14th, 2013
Sheraton Great Valley Hotel
707 East Lancaster Avenue
Frazer, PA 19355
$129 per night Single rate (rate is exclusive of applicable state and local taxes, currently 9%). All reservations need to be made prior to July 14th, 2013.
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham West Chester
500 Willowbrook Lane
West Chester, PA 19382 US
$99.00 per night, double occupancy (plus 8% Hotel Occupancy Tax)". Please reference the group name of "E.A.S. Annual Seminar" when making reservations. All rooms include the daily breakfast bar. Reservations must be made prior to July 21st, 2013.
20 Morehall Rd
Malvern, PA 19355
$109 per night for One Bedroom/One Bathroom Suite. $129 per night for Two Bedroom/Two Bathroom Suite. Please reference the group name of Eastern Apicultural Society when making reservations. Reservations must be made prior to July 22, 2013.
Philadelphia/West Chester KOA 10-15 minutes from WCSU
PO Box 920D, Unionville, PA 19375 (800) 562-1726
960 Beaver Dam Road
Honey Brook PA 19344
103 Hidden Acres Road, Coatesville, PA
General: Campsites in Southern Chester Co.
Information will be included in your Program book and also posted in the Registration Area when you arrive, along with the exact location of the drop-off area and of the Show itself.
ATTENTION! ALL HONEY SHOW PARTICIPANTS
If you use a Gamber Classic jar when entering the liquid honey categories and win 1st place you’ll receive a $100 Gamber Container gift certificate, if you win 2nd place you’ll receive a $50 Gamber Container gift certificate. This is a change from past years when Gamber offered a Savings Bond in each of these categories.
Drop Off Show Entries:
Tuesday 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 10:30 a.m.–noon and 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Pick Up Entries
Friday After 3:15 p.m.
Show Rules, click here. You can print them out.
Need help? Click here for articles on preparing for the show.
by Brian Marcy
Mike Palmer returns from the success of EAS Vermont to assist me, Doylestown, PA beekeeper, Brian Marcy, in the planning of another round of extraordinary show competitions for EAS 2013 at West Chester University in West Chester, PA. It’s a Honey Show. It’s a Beeswax Show. It’s a Mead Show. It’s an Arts & Crafts, Gadgets, Cookery and Photography Show. Be creative. Be precise. Be careful and check your creations twice - then thrice! First-timer? Why not.Every-timer? Welcome back! Read the rules and watch the web; there’ll be more to learn about the EAS competitions ahead.
Having grown up in Minnesota, I visit the ‘Great Get Together’, Minnesota’s State Fair, every summer with family.Each year I marvel at the oceans of state fair goers who, like me, pack themselves shoulder-to-shoulder into exhibit halls to see the annual flush of award ribbons for the year’s yield of crops, cakes, quilts, cows, and the myriad other crafted and living projects on display, including honey. I often catch myself wishing I was the judge of any one of the food competitions and wondering how entrants find the time and talent to create their wonderful entries.Living in Pennsylvania, I am most fortunate to repeat those experiences every January at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, the largest indoor agricultural event in the United States. Like a summer fair, the PA Farm Show exhibits the entries of the sweetest commodity of all – honey, along with all other honey bee products & creations. As a relatively new beekeeper, and even newer EAS attendee, I was excited to learn of Mike’s passion for the EAS Honey Show in Vermont and to see elements of a show that could rival some of the best shows in the country.
Let’s make a great honey show even better! For your part, prepare an entry – or several! Visit the EAS website often to find the show rules, to check details and updates about the EAS show competitions and to seek guidance on how to prepare your entries. Be sure that you read the show rules – ALL the rules! The show rules are the same as last year, but this year, deductions will not be made for glassware imperfections, in applicable categories, that are beyond the control of the entrant.
Judges will of course have category expertise for the entries that they evaluate, but this year we’re planning to provide entrants with more space to display their entries and more room for visitors to view and enjoy them. In addition to ribbon awards to acknowledge excellent entries, best in class entrants will win a beautiful engraved silver plate for their respective categories. The Best of Show entrant will be awarded a magnificent engraved silver bowl. For the epitome of bragging rights, be the EAS Sweepstakes winner, an award given to the entrant with the most wins, any wins, in all categories. Maybe you?!
Come Explore with us.
WHAT IS IT?* Please join us at the microscope "wet lab" during EAS 2013…
Your chance to see pollen, pathogens and parasites in real time - these are no mere images! Learn to identity pollen, whether collected from your bees' knees or found in your honey. Does this help identify what type of nectar sources your bees visited and therefore what type of honey is in the hive? Diagnose common bacterial and viral infections peculiar to the honey bee. Review the life cycle of their parasites to form the basis of your husbandry decisions.
Microscopes kindly provided by Microscope.com
In addition to the regular short course classes, two special elective classes have been added.
The beeyard part of Top Bar Hives instruction is limited to 25 people. Please reserve your spot at registration. Once the first session is full, we will offer afternoon sessions run by other beekeepers.
The goal of this program is to provide training in how to conduct an efficient bee school. This will help improve content delivery, maximize student learning, and promote beekeeping. The intent of this workshop is to learn how to teach effectively, leaving it up to each individual instructor what to teach. In short, this workshop is not about what to teach, but how to teach it.
Our Mission Is:
Education and Conferences,
Master Beekeeper Certification,
Honey Bee Research Grants