Utah State Fair Volunteer Signup! PLEASE READ!

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Fellow Beekeepers:

The Utah State Fair is almost here!  We have been fortunate to have many of you volunteer to tend to the Honeybee exhibit at the fair, September 10th-20th. There are still slots available for those who would like to participate!

DETAILS:  Those volunteering will receive a ticket to the Utah State Fair for the same they will be participating at the Honeybee exhibit.  (Parking is not covered.)  Shifts are only 4 hours.  You will receive your ticket from the president of your respective club or association.  Volunteer duties include answering questions from the public and encouraging them to ‘Feed the Bees’ by planting the wild flower seed packets that we are handing out.

A link to the complete list has been posted here (just below) in PDF format if you would like to download it. PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE MULTIPLE PAGES (NOT JUST ONE)!

SIGN-UP LIST LINK:  UtahStateFair2015VolunteerSignUpSheet

If you would like to be added to the list, please contact Denise Hunsaker by phone or e-mail.  (Contact info is at the bottom of this post.)

Thank you to all those willing to donate their time to help educate the public and promote beekeeping — we sincerely appreciate your help!

Denise Hunsaker
801.953.0304
denise.smith4@gmail.com

President’s Message – August

Hello beekeepers, just a reminder that our next meeting is on Thursday, August 20th, 2015 at 7:00pm. We will be in the council chambers room in the north building. You will still need to sign in at the security desk. Our guest speaker will be;
Rebecca J Nielsen
‪Environmental Health Scientist at Utah Department of Agriculture and Food‬
Greater Salt Lake City Area
Government Administration
Education.Stanford University
Environmental Health Scientist
Utah Department of Agriculture and Food
March 2006 – Present (9 years 6 months)Greater Salt Lake City Area
Program Coordinator for the Utah Cottage Food Rule, assisting new businesses with regulatory compliance. 
Food Labeling Specialist, ensuring that food and dietary supplement labels comply with the federal regulations.
Environmental Health Scientist, performing inspections of food establishments to enforce sanitation and procedural requirements.

This is for the beekeepers that are harvesting honey for production and sales.

There will be a guest speaker on harvesting honey as well. We all have our own way of doing it.

Here is the information on the Western Apicultural Society convention in October 2015.

WAS convention
The members of the Western Apicultural Society of North America (WAS) welcome you to our website where you can learn more about our Society, become a member, and register for our Annual Conference.

WAS is a non-profit, educational, beekeeping organization founded in 1978 for the benefit and enjoyment of all beekeepers in western North America. Membership is encouraged from anywhere in the world. However, the organization is specifically designed to meet the educational needs of beekeepers from the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming as well as the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and the Yukon.

2015 CONFERENCE OCTOBER 1–3 IN BOULDER, CO
http://www.westernapiculturalsociety.org/

I will be passing around the sign up sheet for the volunteers to select a day and time when you can help at the Utah State Fair. I will be announcing some of the information for the end of season pot luck dinner in November 2015. We are planning on having an ‘observation hive’ contest, for those crafty beekeepers that have their own design for the little table top hives. One of the places that you can get pieces of clear acrylic will be Regional Supply, 3571 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84115, (801) 262-6451. Save some of your honey for a honey tasting contest at the dinner as well.