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EAS 2004 Main Conference

The following preliminary schedule has been assembled for the EAS 2004 Main Conference:
Aug 11
1:10 pmWelcome PA Secretary Agriculture Dennis Wolff; Response Jim Bobb, EAS President
1:15 pmMarla Spivak, U. Minnesota - Genetics and hygienic behavior
1:50 pmMaryann Frazier, Penn State U. - 100 years of Beekeeping - the World and PA
2:30 pmBreak
3:15 pmMike Stangellini, Rutgers Univ. - Bees and crop pollination
4:00 pmUpdate on Homeland security & honey quality (speaker to be announced)
4:30 pmJim Tew, ATI, Ohio State U. - Some Useless Equipment Every Beekeeper Should Have
7:00 pmEAS Ice Cream Social
8:00 pmCliff Sunflower, EAS MB & í94 EAS Divelbiss awardee - Danciní with the Honey Bees
Aug 12
Concurrent Session #1 - Meeting beekeeping challenges
8:30 amDennis vanEngelsdorp, Pa Apiary Insp - Varroa mite thresholds for the time deprived, penny pinching beekeeper
9:00 amJohn Skinner, U of Tennessee - Southeast Varroa Management Project
9:30 amMike Embrey, U of Maryland - Using queen replacement for IPM control of Varroa mites
10:00 amBreak
10:30 amGeorge Clutter, WV Apiary Inspector - Beekeeping in WV
11:00 amNancy Ostiguy, Penn State Univ. - Why we count & what numbers mean
11:30 amTiffany Crum, PA Dept Agric - Under the Microscope: "A Lab Technician Speaks Out"
11:45 amSpeaker Q & A session
Concurrent Session #2 - All about bees
8:30 amJeff Pettis, USDA Beltsville - How to wash away your mite problems - why the microwave won't help!
9:00 amEAS Student Award winner presentation - to be announced
9:30 amDiana Cox-Foster, Penn State Univ - A Bee's defense: More than a stinger!
10:00 amBreak
10:30 amWayne Yoder, Frostburg State Univ - Using what they have: Bees and others
11:00 amHeather Mattila, Univ of Guelph - To feed or not to feed: supplementing colonies in the spring
11:30 amSpeaker Q & A session
EveningBarbarque and Auction
Aug 13
General Session
8:30 amMarcus Denis, St Lucia - Beekeeping Caribbean style
9:00 amKimberly Winter, NAPPC Coordinator, U of MD - Pollinator Protection Campaign
9:30 amJulio Ledo, Univ Mayor San Simon (Bolivia) & Dewey M. Caron, U of Del. - Why Africanized bees donít die from varroa
10:00 amBreak
10:30 amJennifer Berry, U of Georgia - Three State Varroa IPM Project: The Georgia Component
11:00 amKathy Summers, AI Root Co - What is in store for Ohio 2005 EAS
11:15 amEAS Business Meeting
Special Session
8:30 am- 12:00 noonA.I. Root Distinguished Lecture Series on marketing varietal honey
EveningAnnual Banquet

updated: 16 June 2004