2014 Mason Valley Beekeepers' Conference
February 28 and March 1, 2014

Pioneer Crossing Convention Center
11 North Main Street
Yerington, Nevada 89447

Friday, February 28, 2014
6:30 - 9:00 PM
"Meet and Greet in Bee-Friendly Yerington"
Presentation by Tom Adams, Seven Troughs Distillery, and Mike the Beekeeper.
Come and meet other beekeepers.
Early registration and refreshments will be served. 
No host bar will be available.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
7:30 a.m. - Registration
8:00 a.m. - 12 Noon:  Guest Speaker; three break-out sessions
12:00 Noon - LUNCH - Catered by Pioneer Crossing Convention Center
1:00 p.m. -  4:30 pm -  Two break-out sessions; General topic; panel Q & A period
4:30 p.m. - Closing Remarks / Evaluations
Topics for Sessions include Bee Biology; Advantages of Small Cell Foundation; Pests/Diseases; Making Nucs; How to get started in Beekeeping; Swarming; hive products and their uses, queen rearing and others.

Other speakers will include Troy Bunch, Commercial beekeeper from Hughson, CA; Janet Brisson, Country Rubes, California beekeeper and entepreneur; Dan Bailey, Nevada beekeeper; Bonnie McLaughlin, Nevada beekeeper; Judy Hellwinkel, Nevada beekeeper; Chris Foster, Nevada beekeeper; Karen Foster, Nevada entepreneur; Joy Newton, Entomologist; Leonard Joy, Nevada beekeeper, Del Barber, Oregon beekeeper; and others.

Brushy Mountain Bee Farm Offers an Online Beekeeping Course.

This consists of four live presentations including a question and answer period. Each session will be about 1-1/2 to 2 hours. The class is free but advanced registration is required. The sessions will be February 17, 19, 24 and 26th starting at 6:00 P.M. EST

Brushy Mountain Online Beginning Beekeeping Course.

During 4 separate sessions we will discuss important topics on the honey bee and beekeeping. We will go over the hive and the tools needed to help you succeed. This is the perfect place for beginners to find out what it takes to become a beekeeper and those who are looking to further educate themselves on beekeeping in general. Each session will be 1.5 hours in which your questions will be answered. This is your free opportunity to learn how to become a beekeeper! 


Session 1              February 17th        6:00-7:30 PM            Click Here to Sign Up

Session 2              February 19th        6:00-7:30 PM            Click Here to Sign Up 

Session 3              February 24th        6:00-7:30 PM            Click Here to Sign Up 

Session 4              February 26th        6:00-7:30 PM            Click Here to Sign Up 

Specialty Crop Institute      Western Nevada College      NV Dept of Agriculture      Resources               
Hops Nevada Small Farm Conference  
From hops, herbs, and hogs to hoop houses and humus, the Nevada Small Farm Conference offers five, one-day intensive pre-conference workshops on Thurs., Feb. 20. 
The two-day conference scheduled for Feb. 21-22 offers an additional 25 sessions on a variety of topics, presented by the best of local and regional speakers. Visit our website for details.
February 20-22, 2014
John Ascuaga's Nugget
1100 Nugget Avenue, Sparks


Exhibitor Opportunities
Exhibitor space is still available and provides an ideal opportunity to showcase your organization and network with attendees. Details or contact Ann Louhela, 775-423-7565 Ext. 2260 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Nevada Small Farm Conference  
Hoop House Tomatoes    
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