All Day Conference...Important Event!

March 8, 2014 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Knights of Colmbus, Lecister, MA


This all day conference will address four of the major problems that we as beekeepers are facing in keeping our bees alive. It is essential to be informed on how to deal with these major problems. These four talks will give you that vital information. I urge all beekeepers to be informed and attend this all important conference. It is FREE to all beekeepers.


8:00 – 9:00 am – Free coffee, Danish and bee talk 9:00 – 9:15 am – Welcome-President Norm Mercier

9:15 – 10:30 am - Dr. Judy Chen-USDA Beltsville Bee Lab - Honey Bee Viruses and Viral Diseases of the honeybee

10:30 am – 12 Noon - Dr. Phil Starks-Tufts University - Chalkbrood and its effect on bee colonies

12 Noon – 1:00 pm - Lunch (Order lunch by filling out and returning the form below by March 1, 2014)

1:00 – 2:15 pm - Dr. Judy Chen - Topic: Nosema Ceranae (Asian): A new threat to the European Honey Bee

2:15 – 3:30 pm -Dr. Phil Starks - Topic: Temperature Stress in the hive through the seasons

3:30 pm - Closing and Raffle

March 8, 2014 Lunch Order Form (due by March 1, 2014)




I would like to order #_____ lunches at $12.00 =______________Total

Make checks payable to WCBA and mail to:

WCBA, Roger Trahan, 1 Green St, Franklin, MA 02038.


Save the Date

These are the upcoming dates for meetings at the Leicester Knights of Columbus.

April 11, 2014 - Friday