Annual Seminar



Please join us Saturday March 30, 2019, 8 am – 4:30ish
at the HVCC TEC-SMART facility at 345 Hermes Rd. in Malta NY
(Snow Date Sunday, March 31)

The Speakers:
Michael Bush, Kim Skyrm, (Mass Bee Inspector), & Anthony Nearman, Uof Md
Michael Bush will offer suggestions on practical apiary management. Kim Skyrm will talk on inspection procedures, and bee kill investigations. Anthony Nearman will talk on the causes of bee losses, and bee physiology/colony health.

Venue: HVCC TEC SMART is a lovely facility designed for classes and conferences. Our lectures, lunch, vendor booths and Bee-Cup fundraiser will all be in one building, all on the first floor. It is easy to get to, close to exit 12 off I-87.
Seminar Cost: $35 for current SABA members and $40 for non-members until March 9th. Late registrations, 3/10 -3/23, will be $40 & $45 respectively. Walk-ins, will be $45. Seminar reservations may be cancelled and are refundable up until Mar 9, 2019. Cancellations later, and no-shows, will not be eligible for a refund. Be aware if the lecture room capacity is filled with pre-registered folks, no walk-ins can be allowed in. Please feel free to call and ask if there is available space for walk-ins before you drive to the seminar.

Seminar Registration and Payment: You may register by mail and pay by check/money order, or you may register and pay on our site with PayPal. Registration forms available at


SABA membership runs the calendar year, Individual cost= $15 for one year, $60 for 5 years, $150 for Life; Family (including couples) = $20 for one year.

Box Lunch from Panera Bread: $15. (½ sandwich, side salad, big cookie, chips, drink). Vegetarian lunches will be available. You must pre-order to get a Panera Bread box lunch. You may instead bring a bag lunch, use the vending machines, or drive 1.5 miles to a local eatery. We will have a 45-minute lunch break.

Bee-Cup Raffle: Many donations will be given away in a fundraiser for SABA. This fundraiser helps support the club by bringing in guest speakers, and it also supplements the Wolf-Lounsbury Youth Beekeeper Award, an annual award of a new hive, bees and gear, with instruction, given to a youth of Middle or High School age.

Vendors: Multiple major beekeeping suppliers will have booths at the Seminar. You may make pre-orders. Please check the SABA webpage for vendor information.

Dinner with speakers: On Friday March 29th at 6:30PM, you can join speakers for dinner in Ballston Lake NY at the Ripe Tomato. Please send RSVP to Bob Sheedy by Sun. 3/24 if you will attend. We will be ordering from the menu, and each person will be responsible to pay for their own meal with a minimum 18% gratuity.

Hotel: The Fairfield Inn & Suites Saratoga/Malta, 101 Saratoga Village Boulevard, Malta, NY 12020, (518-899-6900) has a block of discounted ($) rooms for those attending the seminar please call the Inn directly and tell them you are attending the SABA spring seminar.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Various tasks need to be handled by SABA members and registration DISCOUNTS are available! Check with Bob.

For questions, contact Seminar Organizer Bob Sheedy, rms47 at
For payment/registration questions, contact Treasurer Kirt Coonradt email: or 518-588-8055