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EAS 2003, Brunswick, Maine, August 4-8
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EAS 2003 will be held on the campus of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine the week of August 4-8, 2003. Planning is well underway to make it an unforgettable experience for all who attend. Watch for periodic updates to this web site and in the EAS Journal.
Brunswick is a popular tourist destination, and this conference is being held during the busy time of the year. If you are planning on staying off-campus, you are encouraged to make your reservations VERY early (now would not be too soon) to make it easier to find accomodations to your liking.
The Eastern Apicultural Society of North America was established in 1955 with the purpose of promoting honey bee culture, the education of beekeepers, and excellence in bee research. Every summer, EAS conducts its annual conference in one of its 22 member States/Provinces. About 500 people, from around the world, attend this conference every year.
EAS 2003 will be the third time EAS has visited Maine. The first visit was in 1983, and the second in 1993. The first two visits were outstanding conferences and we are working hard to maintain the standards of the conferences before us.
The conference in 2003 is the first to be held in the mid-coast region of Maine. It will provide us with unique opportunities to bring you an outstanding vacation/conference combination. The site is the beautiful Bowdoin College campus right in the downtown area of Brunswick, Maine. Bowdoin College was established in 1794 and hosts an outstanding art museum, the Perry /MacMillan Arctic Museum, the Brunswick Music Theater, and plenty of physical activity sites like an Olympic size swimming pool and an indoor track.
We are steeped with history here in the mid-coast area and shipbuilding is one of the great traditions still carried on in many of the coastal towns. Robinhood Cove, Bristol, Sebago and others still build some of the finest boats to be had anywhere and a couple of hours up the road is the famous Old Town Canoe company. A trip to the Maine Maritime Museum and its rich history of wooden shipbuilding is one of the planned spouse's tours.
The conference consists of two parts - a 2 1/2 day beekeeping
course (the "Short Course"), and a 2 1/2 day Conference and Workshops. The Short Course
runs from Monday morning through Noon, Wednesday. The main conference starts after lunch
on Wednesday, and runs through Friday evening, and consists of main
presentations as well as smaller workshops. There are also a number of social
events planned, as well as local sight seeing tours.
Interested? Come join us in Maine as we continue the tradition of great EAS Conferences. Please click the links on the left for additional information about EAS 2003 Programs, Registration, and Vendors, or the Brunswick, ME area. Links in the black bar at the top of the page will connect you to more information about the EAS organization.
Planning has already started for EAS 2004 at Seven Springs Resort in Pennsylvania. We hope to see you in Pennsylvania August 9-13, 2004.