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.
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.
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.