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EAS 2000 Conference Program
Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. August 2, -  5:00 p.m. Friday, August 4, 2000

The EAS Conference follows the EAS Beekeeping short Courses, which  are Monday, July 31 through Wednesday, Aug 2.  the short courses are divided into two levels Level 1 for Beginners and Level 2 for advanced topics.

C=Confirmed Program Elements
Wednesday 1:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Moderator: David Bernard
Theme: The Lighter Side of Beekeeping

1:30  C Welcome and Announcements
David Bernard
President EAS 2000
1:45  C Welcome to Maryland
Dr. Bud Virts
Maryland Department of Agriculture
2:00  C Using Bees in Hollywood Movies... Behind the Scenes
Dr. Norm Gary
Professor Emeritus
University of California, Davis
3:00  C Break
3:30  C Murphy's Law and Moving Bees
Dr. Jim Tew
Ohio State University
4:10 C Better Living Through Chemistry: 
Basic and Applied Research on Natural Products for Mite Control
Dr. Nick Calderone
Assistant Professor
Cornell University
4:50 C Hambleton Award Winner
To Be Announced
5:30  C Dinner
7:00  C Welcome Reception and Dessert
Honey Ice Cream Social
Carroll County Beekeepers Assoc.
Westminster, Md.
8:00  C The Use of Bees in TV Shows
Dr. Norm Gary

Thursday, August 3
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Moderator: David Simmons, President, Maryland State Beekeeper's Assoc.
Theme: Conquering Beekeeping Problems
8:00  C Announcements
I Barton Smith, Jr. 
Chief piary Inspector
Md. Dept. of Agriculture
8:05  C The Small Hive Beetle
Dr. Jeff Pettis
USDA Research Scientist
 Beltsville Bee Research Laboratory
8:50  C  Varroa Mite Control Options
Dr. Hachiro Shiminuki
USDA Beekeeping Industry Liaison
 Beltsville Bee Research Laboratory
9:30  C  Developing and Maintaining Varroa Mite Resistant Bee Stock
Dr. John Harbo
USDA Research Scientist
Honey Bee Genetics Research Laboratory
10:00  Break

10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Moderator: Bob Cole, North Carolina
Theme: History of Beekeeping / EAS 45th Anniversary
10:30  C  Collection Antique Beekeeping Equipment
Dr. Wyatt Mangum 
11:10  C The First EAS Conference: Recognizing Founding Members
Bob Cole
11:30  C  EAS Student Award Winner 
To Be Announced
12:00  C  Lunch
 1:30  C  Workshops (Click Here for the Complete Workshop Program)
 6:30  C  Crab Feast
 7:30  C  Auction

Friday, August 4
8:00 a.m. - 6:30 pm

Moderator: Jay Barthelmeus, EAS Vice President
Theme: Current Research
 8:00  C  Announcements
Jay Barthelmeus
EAS 2001 President
 8:05  C American Bee Research Conference
(Individual talks to be listed in final program)
Dr. Roger Hoopingarner
 9:45  C Break
10:15 C American Bee Research Conference Continues
11:10 C Preview of EAS 2001
Maritime Academy, Cape Cod, Mass.
Jay Barthelmeus
11:20  C Annual EAS Business Meeting
12:00  C  Lunch
 1:30  C Workshops (Click Here for the Complete Workshop Program)
 1:30  C American Bee Research Conference - Continued
 6:30  C  Closing Banquet
 7:30  C Bees by Mail: Sample a 60 Year Collection of Honey Bee Philatelic Material
Dr Marion Ellis
Assistant Professor
University of Nebraska

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