This get together has always been an expense of time and money for the gracious hosts. Bud has opened his home and pockets the last three gatherings and it would be nice if we can come to a viable solution to help offset any expenses. We are living in lean times as of late,and it is a lot to shoulder from just a couple individuals. In the past ,contributions were left ,which is always greatly appreciated. But it only goes so far to cover costs.
So if it's this gathering or any other,lets find a logical way to offset the costs to the host/hostess.
Note: I am not looking for profit ideas,just ideas on covering costs.
I attended Bud2 and went to the PennApic picnic last year as well as the Mass Beekeepers Field day. All were free to attend,but if there is any kind of fund raisers such as raffles,50 /50's,t-shirt sales,please contribute when you go to these functions. The bang for your buck is more than offset. And I find that especially true of beekeepers. It gives you a purpose to travel and fun to boot.