2019 Meeting Schedule

June 15th

Address - Christos Banquet Hall 830 Lincolnway East Plymouth IN.

Time: 9am to 12pm eastern

Speaker  Mike Risk who is club president in central Michigan. Mike has a presentation that will address questions everyone has from becoming a Beekeeper to becoming a successful Beekeeper, several hours of time proven methods aimed at helping us.

Join us and enjoy the presentation and the camaraderie of fellow Beekeepers. 

This year our May meeting had a twist. With a catered meal, we had to have meeting attendees mail in reservations and funds to cover the meal ahead of the event. 95 families did just that, thank you.

For 2019 traditional May meeting was moved to the home of Mark Hochstetler and his family in south Nappanee, IN. Mark volunteered his home for the meeting and he along with his family did an outstanding service for the club. Mark had numerous suggestions on how to proceed with the change to his estate, suggestions that were greatly appreciated and implemented flawlessly.
Mark’s wife Sheila provided sweets and refreshments for all through out the day. 
Her homemade sweets were absolutely fantastic. Thank you for your help Sheila to make the meeting a success. Mark’s son Arden and nephew Darrin did a great job organizing and running the auction. Mark even stepped up to the role of auctioneer. His performance sold everything on the tables scheduled for sale. Mark filled the void created just days prior to the May meeting when we learned a very dear friend passed away, Roger Graham our long standing auctioneer. Kudos Mark for your auctioneering skill.
The meal was catered by ‘The Skillet’ from Mishawaka, IN. The food had to be a hit, numerous folks went back for refills, thank you for enjoying the hearty meal provided. One very obvious change this year was the tables that appeared when folks went to the food tent. A suggestion by Mike Ross and implemented by Mark and his son who set up the tables for everyone to sit and enjoy the meal.
2019 MBA May meeting was a success. Your contributions of items for the auction and your gracious purchases of Beekeeping products auctioned off. Thank you!
Our speaker is well known to the club. Mike Connor has spoken to the group on two prior occasions, both of which drew large crowds. Mike switched up his presentation showing what is in bloom and what is about to bloom. He spent time outlining which blooms have no benefit to bees. In addition to his speaking to us, Mike’s daughter Julie provides insight to the trees she and her father transport down to sell at the meeting. We wish to extend a heart felt thanks to Mike and Julie for making the May 2019 meeting a success. Thank you!


All of our meetings will be held on Saturdays from 9:00am until noon (eastern) at Southgate Crossing. The address is 27751 Co Rd 26, Elkhart, IN 46517. (except June's meeting, see above for details)

*Please note the following regarding this year's meeting facility...
- Each Saturday the Southgate Crossing offers a    Breakfast Buffet starting at 8am (eastern).
- In addition an auction is held by the Southgate      Crossing at noon each Saturday.
- Due to the facilities venue, the MBA will no longer provide coffee or donuts, however they are available, for a fee, by various vendors on site.

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