By , on July 5th, 2013

MBA Summer Picnic

Now that the 4thof July is behind us, it is time to mark our calendars for the 2013 MBA summer picnic!  The picnic will be held Saturday, July 20 from 10am to 6pm at the Oren Best Farm, 14688 Shilton Rd. Lake Odessa, MI 48890 (click here for a map).  Sunfield is located just west of Lansing.

Join us at Oren Best’s commercial beekeeping operation and see how a large honey producing farm works.  Activities and tours of the operation will be had.

Please bring a dish to pass, along with table settings, and maybe a lawn chair. Meat will be provided (rumor is that the Best’s are roasting a pig).

Bring a smoker and your favorite smoker fuel and join in on the smoker lighting contest!  Forklift rodeo demonstrations will also take place.

Primitive camping for tents, trailers and RVs will be available, and a bonfire is slated for the evening.

The picnic is free to all MBA members and open to all beekeepers and people interested in bees.

4 comments to MBA Summer Picnic

  • jim


    I was wondering if dogs are allowed to accompany us to the picnic???

    Thank You,


  • Stephen Tilmann

    Don’t know. We’ll try to find out.
    Steve Tilmann, Treasurer
    Michigan Beekeepers’ Association

  • Jerry

    No mention of the mead tasting?

  • Stephen Tilmann

    We understand that there will be mead around for tasting.

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