Cornell University -- August 5-9, 2002
Welcome to the web site for the 2002 Conference of the Eastern Apicultural Society (EAS).
This years conference is hosted by the Empire State Honey Producers Association, Dyce Laboratory for Honey Bee Studies and the beekeepers of New York State and will be held on North campus of Cornell University , at Ithaca in the Finger Lakes Region of Central New York.
Nick Calderone, conference Vice President, and Associate Professor of Apiculture at Cornell has generously offered us the use of Dyce laboratory for the Short Course and Workshops. Tom Seeley, Professor of Neurobiology & behavior and author of "The Wisdom of the Hive" will be featured in the program as will many other leaders in the field of beekeeping. Cornell University offers us many unique attractions for beekeepers and non alike. I hope you will consider joining us for this event.
The two and a half day Short Course (Mon, Tues & Wed AM) will feature hands on beekeeping as taught by university & government researchers, NY commercial beekeepers and a sprinkling of EAS Master Beekeepers. This is followed by the conference which attracts hundreds of attendees, who come to listen to University and USDA scientists convey the latest in the science and art of keeping bees. If this is not enough, hobby, sideline and commercial beekeepers share their tricks and secrets in marketing, pollination and increasing revenue in an operation by lecture and hands-on workshops which will be on Thurs & Fri afternoon.
Social events include an informal BBQ, with an auction to raise money for Honey Bee Research, and a more formal Banquet.
Lets not forget the Tours for which EAS is famous! Visit local points of interest if you need a break from the bees!
For further details or information on helping with the planning of Eastern Apicultural Society 2002 conference contact the Host Team.Every year the EAS Master Beekeeper Program is offered at the Conference. Please take a moment to look into this program to determine if it interests you or how to become involved.
You must be a member of EAS in order to participate in the Short Course, Conference, or other activities.
Dues may be paid with your conference or short course registration or may be paid directly to:
Life Membership is $200 per person (one payment).