Annual Seminar

2020 Seminar Information

                          SABA Spring Seminar

         Please join us Saturday March 28, 2020,

8 am – 4:30

HVCC TEC-SMART facility at 345 Hermes Rd. in Malta NY

(Snow Date Sunday, March 29)

                                                           The Speakers:

    Dr Larry Conner,  Dr Ernesto Guzman,

Grai St Clair Rice

Venue: HVCC TEC SMART is a 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, approximately 20 miles North of Albany, NY.

Seminar Cost: $25 for current SABA members and $40 for non-members until March 7th.  Late registrations, 3/8 -3/21, will be $30 & $45 respectively.  Walk-ins, will be $45.  Seminar reservations may be cancelled and are refundable up until     Mar 7, 2020. 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.  Vendors include, Bettterbee, Dadant, Mann Lake, New York Bee Wellness, Prefect Bee, Vermont Quilt Bee, and others.

Dinner with speakers: On Friday March 27th, you can join speakers for dinner in Ballston Lake NY at the Ripe Tomato. Please send RSVP to Bob Sheedy by Sun. 3/22 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.



For questions, contact Seminar Organizer Bob Sheedy,

For payment/registration questions, contact Treasurer Kirt Coonradt email: or 518-588-8055

Online Registration 

Registration Form (paper)