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Title: Mass Field Day June 17th 2017 UMass Amherst,Massachusetts
Post by: Jim 134 on April 02, 2017, 10:45:54 PM
      This is a rain or shine event. This is a FREE event.

Lunch will be available if you order ahead of time. More information to follow

April 2, 2017

Ref:  2017 Mass Field Day   NEW LOCATION

The Massachusetts Beekeepers Association is holding our annual FIELD DAY  on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The event is hosted by Franklin County Beekeepers Association.

There is a new venue location this year  --  THE UMASS AGRICULTURAL LEARNING CENTER on 911 NORTH PLEASANT STREET AMHERST, MA.

The UMASS AGRICULTURAL CENTER is a 70 acre ?Living Classroom? located on the northeast
corner of the UMASS Amherst campus. The facility features Livestock, Fruit and Vegetable Gardens, Turf Management, Pollination Gardens and Landscaping areas.  It hosts the State's (MDAR) and UMASS research Apiaries. 

Better Bee, Mann Lake, Brushy Mountain and other vendors will exhibit in the open area located adjacent to the main tent where everyone meets. Free Parking on site. Morning Coffee and Catered lunch will be available.

The theme of 2017 Field Day is Health Bees through Management. 45 minute presentation topics to include Mites, Nucs, Honey Production, Swarming, Feeding and Nutrition and many other interesting beekeeping subjects. There will be hives on site for field inspections.
 
If you are interested in presenting please contact Dan Conlon of Warm Color Apiary.  warmcolors@verizon.net

Tom Graney   
Treasurer Franklin County Beekeepers   tegraney@aol.com

          BEE HAPPY Jim 134  :smile:
Title: Re: Mass Field Day June 17th 2017 UMass Amherst,Massachusetts
Post by: buzzbee on April 18, 2017, 06:37:44 PM
Jim,
I think the food merchants around that area are doing the "Taste of Amherst" on the same weekend with lots of great food and live music/entertainment outdoors. We caught this the last time we went to the Mass Field day and it was  just a plus to a good bee event.
Title: Re: Mass Field Day June 17th 2017 UMass Amherst,Massachusetts
Post by: bwallace23350 on April 21, 2017, 02:56:14 PM
Sounds like a good time.