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President's Message


Hyatt Place, Lehi, UtahThe Board of Directors of the Utah Beekeepers' Association has confirmed that the next Association convention will be on Feb 24th and 25th, 2017.

Speakers will include Dr. Keith Delaplane of the University of Georgia; Stephen Coy, Russian Bee Breeders Association; Diana Cox Foster, USDA-ARS Pollinating Insect Research Unit; Ed Irvine, USDA; Bob Newswander, Utah Commercial Beekeeper; and Roger Stephenson, Utah Commercial Beekeeper. Program details are available here.

This year we are excited to have a few vendor tables at our convention. Vendor tables are $200. Space is limited, but if you have a desire to be a vendor please email Jerry Stoddard.

In addition, the Board has selected a new hotel for the upcoming convention. It is the Hyatt Place Hotel at 3700 Outlet Parkway, Lehi, Utah. The location of this hotel is right by Cabellas and the Outlet Malls. We are excited about the location. The rooms will cost a little more. The hotel will reserve some rooms for us for $120 a night if they are reserved under the Utah Beekeepers' Association. (The hotel has agreed to honor a hotel-website price of $95 for Friday night only.) Contact the hotel directly at (385) 345-8300 to reserve your room. Ask for the $120 Utah Beekeepers Association discount (use discount code g-ubka).

Bring some of your 2016 harvest for the honey-tasting table.

I am looking forward to this event. I hope to see you there. Go here to register or the convention.

Researchers in BYU's department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology are researching American Foulbrood (AFB) and specific bacteriophages which can eliminate the bacteria responsible for AFB (Paenibacillus larvae). They constantly need more samples from health hives as well as hives known to be infected with AFB so they can continue to isolate and identify phages which are effective in treating AFB in hives. They accept samples by mail or in person, depending on what is easier for beekeepers. They will even cover the costs of shipping samples and will provide shipping labels if needed. Contact the lab for instructions on submitting samples.

Jerry Stoddard, President
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Association Officers
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Title Name Term Phone
President Jerry Stoddard 2015-2016 435-864-3589
Past President Gaylon Yack 2013-2014 435-724-0575
President Elect Michael Stephenson 2017-2018 435-864-8346
Directors Jared Taylor 2014-2016 435-619-3005
  Danny Washburn 2015-2017 435-527-3359
  Bob Newswander 2016-2018 208-852-6933 C
Treasurer Kathy Jones Appointed 801-589-3960 C
      801-292-4752 H
Secretary Roger Stephenson Appointed 435-864-8362 C
435-864-2204 H
Webmaster Blaine Nay Appointed 435-590-7569 C

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If the colonies are strong in numbers and stores, have upward ventilation, easy communication from comb to comb, and water when needed, and hive entrances are sheltered from piercing winds, they have all the conditions essential to wintering successfully in the open air. LL Langstroth

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