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2018 Fall Meeting Program

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2019 Fall Meeting -

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Join us for our 2019 Fall Meeting!

Thursday, Nov 8, 2019 9:00am - Sat, Nov 9, 2019 5:00pm

Pre-registration and save, or register at the door, can't guarantee lunch or dinner will be available for at the door registrations, Pre-Register to save and guarantee meals. 

The ESHPA Fall Meeting will be held at:

Embassy Suites by Hilton - Syracuse Destiny USA
311 Hiawatha Blvd West
Syracuse, NY 13204

Preregister and SAVE!

2 Full days of Speakers and Beekeeping Presentations Featuring:

  • Live Auction, and Silent Auctions

  • Honey show with CASH prizes.

  • Mead Competition - start those carboys brewing now.

Optional Bus Tour Thursday:
(See further down for more details.) Must Pre-Register

  • Montezuma Winery

  • Hidden Marsh Distillery

150th Anniversary Reception on Thursday Evening. 
Must Pre-Register

Empire State Honey Producers’ Association, Inc.
Honey Art Competition 2018


  • Beekeeping, Beekeepers, Honey Bees, Bee Hives, Bee Hive Equipment

Media Accepted

  • NO Video, Computer Animation, Spoken Word or Performance Art, anything obscene of any subject will be rejected from the meeting.
    All other forms of media are acceptable.

How to Enter

  • Check the agenda below for entry times


  • Plaque with what catagory you won in.

Sponsored by - To Be Announced

All entry documents become the property of Empire State Honey Producers’, Inc., and will be auctioned off at the Annual Meeting’s Friday evening Banquet.
All proceeds from sale at auction will go for Honey Bee Research.


Thursday Reception

  • Grilled Chicken Wings with accompaniments

  • Loaded Chicken Nacho Bar (build your own) with accompaniments

  • German Pretzel’s with Beer Cheese Sauce, Variety of Cheeses, Colorful Vegetables and Dips

  • Smoked Meats, Seasonal Fruit, Crackers and Breads,

  • 150th Anniversary Cake

Friday am Break

  • Coffee, Tea, Juices, Soda’s, Pastries, fruit w/dip

Friday Lunch

  • Honey Infused Fall Flavors Soup DuJour,

  • Embassy Chopped Salad with assorted dressings,

  • Sliced Roast Beef, Honey Baked Ham, Apple Cranberry Chicken Salad. Assorted Cheese and accompaniments.

  • Selection of fresh baked Pies.

Friday afternoon Break

Coffee, Tea, Sodas, Ice Tea, Lemonade, leftover Pies from Lunch.

Friday Evening Banquet

  • 7pm Plated Dinner- Soup- Sweet and Spicy Seafood Stew (Mild-Med heat with Honey as a sweetener, seasonal seafood, broth based.)

  • Choice of one:

    • Pork chop- Honey Thyme Marinated Pork chop with Honey Mustard Glaze.

    • Ribeye- Honey chipotle Glazed Ribeye with Roasted Pepper Relish.

    • Eggplant- Honey Herb marinated Eggplant.

  • Starch- Honey bourbon sweet potatoes

  • Vegetable- Black Pepper and Honey glazed Brussel Sprouts

  • Dessert- Cream Puff with spun Honey Glaze paired with a Honey Panna-cotta.

Saturday am Break

Same as Friday

Saturday Lunch

Honey Brined Turkey, Smoked Ham w/Honey Glaze,
Honey Cranberry Harvest Rice, Honey Glazed Carrots,
Ice-Cream Sunday Bar

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Board Meeting from 9:00am to 1:00pm

Registration Opens at 1:00pm


Bus Tour to Winery and Distillery

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tour of Montezuma Winery and Hidden Marsh Distillery

This is a bus tour to the location, you MUST Pre-Register and it cost $28 per person. Please gather at the registration desk by 1:00 pm to get ready to go onto the bus.


150th Anniversary Reception

6:00 pm
150th Anniversary Reception

Join us for a celebration of our 150th year. Open & Cash Bar and food stations of lite food items provided. You MUST Pre-Register and it cost $24 per person.

2018 Agenda for our Fall Meeting

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

9:00 am to 1:00 pm -  ESHPA Board Meeting, open to current members only. Freedom Board Room.

1:00 pm - Registration Opens. By Liberty Ballroom.

2:00 - 6:00 pm - Bus Tour of Montezuma Winery and Hidden Marsh Distillery, meet at 1 pm by registration to get on bus.                  

6:00 - 8:00 pm - 150th Anniversary Reception. 

Friday November 2nd, 2018

7 am Registration Open (by Liberty Ballroom)

  • Drop off your Honey and Meade show items at registration.

  • Drop off your Honey Exchange and Black Jar items at registration.

  • Drop off your Honey Bee Art entries at registration.

8 am Welcome by Chuck Kutik, ESHPA President (Liberty Ballroom)

  • Trade Show Opens

  • Syracuse Base Honor Guard to present American Flag

8 am Speaker- Jay Evans USDA Beltsville, MD

  • Honey/Meade Competition begins. (closed to public)

9 am Speaker- Scott McArt/ Cornell University, NY

10 am Break

10:15 am Speaker- Emma Mullen/ Cornell University, NY

11:15 am Speaker- NY Commissioner Richard Ball/ NYS Ag & Markets, Albany, NY

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Speaker- Diana Cox-Foster/ USDA-ARS Utah State University, Logan, UT

2:00 pm Speaker- Paul Cappy/ Chief Apiculturist NYS, NYS Ag & Markets, Albany, NY

2:45 pm Break

3:00 pm ESHPA Business Meeting (open to ESHPA membership only)

4:00 PM Adjourn

  • Drop off your entries for the Silent Auction to Registration.

6:00 PM Reception- Cash Bar and stations of food provided

7:00 pm Banquet

  • Live Auction

  • Rodger Morse Honey Show Awards

  • Honey Bee Art Awards


Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

7 am. Registration open

8 am. Welcome by; ESHPA President Chuck Kutik

  • Trade Show open

8 am. Speaker: Diana Cox-Foster/ USDA-ARS, Utah State University, Logan, UT.

9 am. Speaker: David Grusenmeyer/ NY Farm Viability Institute, NY

10:00 am. Break

10:15 am. Speaker: Dennis Van Engelsdorp/, U. of Maryland College of CMNS Entomology, College Park, Maryland.

11:15 am. Speaker: Scott McArt, and Emma Mullen

12:00 pm. Lunch

1:00 pm. Jay Evans/ USDA Beltsville Ag Research Center, Beltsville, MD.

2:00 pm. Bee Informed Partnership

3:00 pm. Speaker Round Table

4:00 pm. Adjourn