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2003 Program
  Short Course
  Honey Exchange



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EAS 2003 Program

The EAS 2003 Committee is getting very excited about the programs that are taking shape. As is traditional at EAS, this year's events will start with a 2 1/2 day multi-level short course, followed by a 2 1/2 day conference filled with marvelous speakers, excellent workshops, our annual honey show, and a number of tours and excursions.

Short Course
Ann Harman is coordinating the multi-level beekeeping short course this year. The short course will open early Monday morning, August 4, and will run until Noon, Wednesday, August 6. The course will be structured to appeal to both beginning and experienced beekeepers, with Level One designed for beekeepers with 5 hives or less for 5 years or less, and Level Two designed to advance those already producing a honey crop.

The main conference will start mid-day Wednesday, August 6th, and continue through Friday afternoon, culminating with the Annual Banquet Friday evening. The conference consists of talks and workshops on a multitude of topics. The traditional Welcome Social will be on Wednesday evening. Thursday evening will be highlighted by a lobster dinner, and our annual charitable auction. Additional preliminary information about the main conference is now available.

Honey Exchange
This year, after much discussion, the EAS board has chosen to try something new instead of holding our Annual Honey Show. This was a very difficult decision, and one that was not made lightly, but the challenges of putting on a good honey show have become larger and larger every year. Information is available on what is the Honey Exchange, and how it will work. Also, please read the comments from Kim Flottum, EAS Chairman, on why there is no 2003 Honey Show.