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Bees By the Sea
EAS 2001
CAPE COD Massachusetts
August 6-10, 2001

Short Course Level I

Beekeeping Fundamentals
Jan & Vin Gaglione- Supervisors

Monday

8:30-10:30
Bee biology explained (CARON)
The BEST apiary, bee hive, equipment, etc (panel: COOPER, CARON, V. GAGLIONE)

10:30-12:00
IN THE APIARY - 3 repeating demos (opening/examining, feeding syrup/drugs, assessing queen/honey stores) (TROUP, ANDY MORRIS, CARL)

1:30-3:00
Management through the season (fall/winter) (FRAZIER)
Management continued (spring/summer) (VAN ENGELSDORP)

3:30-5:00
Everything you want to know about bee products! (TEW)
LAB-Demos of honey handling (V. GAGLIONE)

7:00-9:00
IN THE APIARY - expanding w/ package bees (COOPER), dividing (V. GAGLIONE), & nucs (TROUP)
Q & A session (FRAZIER, CARON, TEW)

Tuesday

8:30-10:00
Handling pathogen problems (SAMMATARO)
What to do about pests (PETTIS)

10:30-12:00
IN THE LAB - ID of pests, equipment, mystery insects/equipment/pests (HOPKINS, V. GAGLIONE, PETTIS)

1:30-3:00
Swarming biology - How to manage swarms to advantage (CARON)
Solving problems with queens (FRAZIER)

3:30-5:00
IN THE APIARY - 3 repeating demos (the 3 minute colony examination, producing honey on the comb, looking for pests/pathogens) (JADCZAK, ANDY MORRIS, TROUP)

7:00
Short course social

Wednesday

Joint program for all short course participants.
8:30-9:00
Evaluating Queen Quality. (DANKA)

9:00-9:30
Quality bee colony rentals for economic vitality for blueberry growers. (JADCZAK)

9:30-10:00
How Small is the Small Hive beetle? (PETTIS)

10:00-10:30
Break

10:30-11:15
Solving beekeeping challenges - a global perspective. (BRADBEAR)

11:15-12:00
Botany for Beekeepers - Food for Thought. (M. GRIGGS)

12:00-1:30
Lunch

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