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Mason Valley Beekeepers Conference, Yerington, Nevada

The 6th Annual Mason Valley Beekeepers Conference will include well-known speakers Dr. Lawrence Connor and Randy Oliver. 150 participants anticipated.

Reno,Nevada (PR MediaRelease) February 5, 2016

6th Annual Mason Valley Beekeepers Conference

What’s all the buzz about? The Mason Valley Beekeepers are hosting their 6th annual conference on Friday and Saturday, February 26 and 27, 2016 at Pioneer Crossing Convention Center in Yerington, Nevada. The featured conference speakers are Randy Oliver, a world renowned “scientific beekeeper” from California; and Dr. Lawrence Connor, Entomologist, Wicwas Press publisher and author from Kalamazoo, MI.

The conference begins with a Friday evening social, “Meet and Greet in Bee-Friendly Yerington” begins at 6:00 PM and ends at 9:00 PM. The speakers will include Randy Oliver and Trevor Rotoli, Just Brew It of Carson City. Light refreshments and a no-host bar are available.

Saturday registration opens at 7:30 AM. The day conference begins promptly at 8:00 AM and breaks with a silent auction at 4:00 PM. The conference offers a variety of speakers and subjects featuring talented, accomplished beekeepers in addition to sessions taught by Randy Oliver and Dr. Connor. Lunch will be catered by Pioneer Crossing Convention Center. Vendors expected include Mann Lake, Dadant, Wicwas Press, and Country Rubes. For details, check out the website at

The Saturday evening banquet at 6:00 PM features Dr. Connor.  A buffet dinner will be served and conference participants can enjoy a relaxing meal with an entertaining and energetic guest speaker.

The conference registration is $65 per person ($35 Students) for the entire conference. Yerington welcomes overnight guests. You can check out the website, to find available accommodations, register for the conference, purchase conference t-shirts, and pay membership dues.

Contact Debbie Gilmore at or phone (775) 463-2757 for more information.  Visit to register.

Thank you to our sponsors Western Nevada Specialty Crop Institute. Nevada Fresh Pak, City of Yerington Room Tax Board, and Lyon County Room Tax Board.


The Mason Valley Beekeepers were created in 2009. Members are from all parts of Northern Nevada. They host monthly meetings from March to October on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Lyon County Library, 20 Nevin Way, Yerington, Nevada. More information and calendar of events can be found at

Debbie Gilmmore
Mason Valley Beekeepers


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