2007 EAS Social Activities
We have prepared a GREAT EAS 2007 Short Course and
Conference Program and the Honey Show
will be a good opportunity to show your product skills. EAS is also a social
gathering. We schedule our Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning and afternoon breaks
in the trade show area so you can visit with our vendors. We encourage you to use EAS
as an opportunity to purchase bee supplies and lots of bee “stuff” to decorate the
honey house or your own home.
1997 (above) and 2006 (right) honey shows
The honey exchange will be brought back this year by popular demand. To participate
bring 3 labeled bee products (honey OK of course but then anything that you produce
from your bees will be too)and then get a coupon for 3 exchange items in return. This
could be a chance to maybe secure a jar of blueberry honey from Maine, a basswood
honey from NY or a sourwood sample from the Carolina’s – all in exchange for 3 of
your finest bee hive products. The price is right FREE – bring 3 and get 3 in return.
Everyone will want to join this activity – I brought back 3 jars of honey from my bees
in Bolivia so maybe you can have an opportunity to try something exotic!
|2006 GA Honey|
To kick things off Wednesday evening we will have an evening of light entertainment
following our dinner in the cafeteria. Our Bee Bawl will be a chance to show off your
bee “stuff”. We will hold a competition for the best bee hat/bonnet, T-shirt/blouse,
jewelry, pin/button, tie/scarf, socks, vest, undies (if you dare show ‘em), tattoos,
EAS memorabilia, etc – if you bring it we will make a category for it. Prizes will be
awarded to winners. If you lack bee “stuff” come with your best bee joke (under 30 sec)
or bee story (under 2 minutes please) to present for judging by our distinguished bee
stuff judging panel. We will have beer and snacks to enjoy along with the Bee “stuff”
– we also invite you to bring your mead to share with others in an informal tasting
We will have great cafeteria fare for our Short Course and Conference meals at EAS 2007.
The cafeteria, conveniently located via an air conditioned tunnel features food stations
so you can always find something of interest and you can eat as much as you want. We
have made the decision to not have a traditional BBQ meal on Thursday. The cafeteria
meal will be 1/3rd the cost of the BBQ and you will have a wider variety of offerings
compared to a BBQ buffet line. We will still have our closing banquet Friday evening
and it will feature traditional Delaware foods.
We will have our traditional Bee Auction Thursday night –
like the Bee Bawl it will be in the great gathering place of
the lobby of our conference center right in the middle of all
of our activities. We are soliciting unusual and one-of-a-kind
items and promise it will not go on and on leaving social time
as part of the evening activity. There will be FREE beer, soft
drinks and snacks for our socializing.
EAS will wrap up with our traditional awards banquet on Friday evening. The University
will prepare special Delaware items for our meal. We will recognize winners of our honey
shows, EAS research awards to student and Hambleton winner, announce the Divelbiss winner
and have a lighter look at bees and beekeeping. Expect special recognitions of some
drones and worker bees in our EAS hive.
AND MOST IMPORTANT --- WE NEED YOU
We need you to lock in the dates of first full week of August Aug 6-8 for Short Course
and August 8-10 for the 2007 Annual EAS Conference. Bring your honey show entries and
3 jars of honey (or 3 of your honey products) for the Honey Exchange. We are doing all
we can -- now we need your attendance to help insure that this is one of the very best
EAS CONFERENCES OF ALL!
Posted January 2007