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Spring Seminar

The annual SABA Spring seminar will be resuming this year. Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 23, 2024 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the HVCC TEC-SMART facility in Malta, NY. We invite all current and prospective beekeepers to hear engaging speakers, learn valuable skills and network with the enthusiastic beekeeping community. Our lectures, lunch, vendor booths and bee-cup raffle will all be in one building, on the first floor. It is easy to get to, close to exit 12 off I-87, approximately 20 minutes north of Albany, NY.

For questions regarding the seminar or registration, please email


The cost of registration is $45.00 for members and $60.00 for non-members. Our walk-in price for the seminar is $65.00. Email to be sure of availability if you plan to walk in. Anyone who is not an active member can sign-up or renew their membership before registering to obtain the member discount Membership is $15/year. Click here to renew your membership or become a member membership


We will be offering a $15 Panera box lunch (including a sandwich or salad, cookie and chips) for those who select and pre-order their meal at the time of registration.  Drinks will be available for your lunch. Lunches must be pre-ordered and can only be ordered until 3/15/24. Attendees may also bring a bag lunch or prepare to drive a short distance to a nearby restaurant for your mid-day meal.  We will have plenty of coffee, tea, and water available when you arrive and throughout the day. We will have entertainment during the lunch break.


As in past years, we will conduct a "Bee-Cup" raffle as a fundraiser.  Several beekeepers and vendors donated valuable and interesting items that attendees can try to win.  The fundraiser helps the club bring in guest speakers for our monthly meetings, events for the club and funding for education to schools and the community.


Several beekeeping suppliers will be setting up booths where you can examine their products and pick up pre-orders.  This year's vendors are listed on the SABA website.


For attendees traveling from out of the area, Home2Suites located at 103 Saratoga Village Blvd, Malta, NY (518-899-9100) has a block of discounted rooms available for $129 + tax/night. Fairfield Inn & Suites, 101 Saratoga Village Blvd, Malta, NY (518) 899-6900 has a block of discounted rooms available for $114.00 + tax per night. Both hotels include breakfast, WiFi and parking. To obtain the discount, tell them you are attending the SABA Spring seminar. Reservations need to be made 30 days before the event to book the discounted rate. 
Saturday, March 23, 2024
345 Hermes Road
Malta, NY  12020

(518) 629-7075
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Cindy Elsenbeck
Registration is required
Payment in Full In Advance Or At Event
Cancellation Policy:
Seminar reservations may be canceled and are refundable until March 9th. Cancellations after March 9th are considered no-shows and are not eligible for a refund.
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