Tom Seely was one of the keynote speakers (author of "Wisdom of the Hive" and others). The other keynote speaker Carla Marina Marchese, author of the "Accidental Beekeeper" and her latest "The Honey Connoisseur", held an interesting honey tasting session. Representing the UP were David Payant speaking about mite containment and myself on wildflowers and the Hive House.
There were seven to eight hundred "crazy and passionate" beekeepers in attendance. They hailed from all parts of Michigan, other Great Lakes states, and Canada. It is always amazing how much you can learn in the hallways, at meals and the evening social events. A big thank-you to the MBA , presenters and all of the volunteers for a wonderful conference.
Following are a few pictures to give a "flavor" of the conference.