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2007 EAS Conference & Workshops

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WEDNESDAY AUGUST 8, 2007
NOTE: Conference attendees are invited to attend all Wednesday Short Course sessions. Afternoon Short Course sessions run in parallel with the Main Conference session.

1:30 PM WELCOME TO DE & UNIVERSITY – Ben Bauer & guests
1:45 PM EAS - LOOKING BACK & TO THE FUTURE – Kim Flottum, editor Bee Culture Mag & EAS Chairman of Board

2:30 PM BREAK

3:00 PM UPDATE ON GA BEE MITE STUDIES - Jennifer Berry, U of GA, Past-President EAS
3:45 PM WHERE IS THE AHB & WHAT ARE THEY DOING? Dewey M. Caron, U of DE
4:30 PM BEE MATING BIOLOGY – Dave Tarpy, NC State U

WEDNESDAY EVENING

Bee Bawl & exhibition – awards for best Bee hat/bonnet, shirt. blouse, shorts, socks, pins and what-all

THURSDAY AUGUST 9, 2007

Session 1
8:00 AM THE BENEFITS OF A GENETICALLY DIVERSE COLONY - Heather Mattila (past Foundation grant recipient)
9:00 AM EFFECTS OF QUEEN MATING ON SUPERSEDURE RATES IN BEES - Dr Freddie-Jeanne Richard, NCSU postdoc (EAS Foundation lecture)
OR
Session 2
8:00 AM SMALL HIVE BEETLE SAMPLING & CONTROL - Jeff Pettis, USDA Beltsville
9:00 AM SPERM STORAGE & REPRODUCTION - Anita Collins, USDA, ret

10:00 AM BREAK

Session 1
10:30 AM WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED FROM THE HONEY BEE GENOME? - Greg Hunt, Purdue Univ. Hambleton Award winner
11:15 AM FACTORS IMPROVING COLONY SURVIVAL – Nancy Ostiguy, Penn State Univ
OR
Session 2
10:30 AM VALUE-ADDED HONEY & BEE PRODUCTS - Joli Winer, Mid-Con, KS
11:15 AM GETTING THE BEST MELOMEL MEAD – Ken Schramm, MI

THURSDAY afternoon workshops

1:30-2:30 PM
    1. Examing Bee Guts - Dennis vanEngelsdorp & Mike Andre, PA
    2. So you want to make mead? - Ken Schramm, MI
    3. Lip Baum & easy lotions for value-added product - Landi Simone, NJ
    4. Making creamed and infused honey - Cecil Sweeney, KS
    5. Handling bee sting allergies - Frank Marro, DE
    6. IN THE APIARY w/ Warren Seaver, & Bob Mitchell, DE

2:30-3:30 PM
    1. Making award winning mead - Lloyd Snyder, MD
    2. Teaming bee research with beekeeper outreach - Nancy Ostiguy
    3. Bee plants - Jim Bobb, PA
    4. Starting a Bee Removal Business - Bill Owens, GA
    5. Selective breeding - Ernesto Guzman, Can
    6. IN THE APIARY w/ John Skinner, TN

BREAK

4:00-5:00 PM
    1. Bee Equipment - Dave Pergamon, NJ
    2. Transition from hobbyist to sideliner - Dean Burroughs, MD
    3. Moving bees on smaller scale for the sideliner/hobbyist - Kent Williams, KY
    4. Cape Bee to bee or Not to Bee - Robin Mountain, KY
    5. Beeswax and bee products - Paul Dill & Betty Gilman, DE
    6. Panel – Keeping organizations going - Joanne Thomas LI + Jim Bobb, PA + Billy Davis, VA

THURSDAY EVENING - Evening meal and B auction with snacks

FRIDAY AUGUST 10, 2007

8:00 AM Bt CROPS SAFEGUARD BEES AND US - Chuck Mason, U of Delaware
8:45 AM BASICS OF COOKING WITH HONEY - Michael Young, IRE
OR
8:00 AM WHAT OTHER COUNTRY BEEKEEPERS CAN TEACH US – Mike Embrey, U MD
8:45 AM OVER WINTERING INCREASE COLONIES – Mike Palmer, VT

BREAK

10:00 AM FARMING FOR NATIVE POLLINATORS – Faith Kuehn, DE Dept Ag
10:45 AM FUN WITH AFRICANIZED HONEY BEES - Greg Hunt, Purdue Univ. Hambleton Award winner
OR
10:00 AM TECHNIQUES FOR USING OXALIC ACID TO REDUCE VARROA POPULATIONS - Nick Aliano, Univ of Nebraska, EAS Student Award Winner
10:45 AM OVERWINTERING USING FORMIC – NORTH & MID-ATLANTIC – Robyn Underwood, PA

11:15 AM PROMO for Next Year + EAS Business Meeting

LUNCH

FRIDAY afternoon workshops

1:30 -2:30 PM
    1. Nucs/splits the easy way - Kent Williams, KY
    2. Beeswax – cappings to candles - Cecil Sweeney & Kristi Sanderson, KS
    3. Bee Removal my way - Cindy Bee, GA
    4. Beekeeping o‘er there – Michael Badger, ENG
    5. Lisa Jager, CO - Nat Honey Board
    6. IN THE APIARY – w/ Warren Seaver, DE

2:30-3:30 PM
    1. Formic acid for deep and inbetween region overwintering - Robyn Underwood, PA
    2. Getting fit for the beehive “Olympics” – Joanne Thomas, NY
    3. Farming native pollinators – Faith Kuehn & Heather Harmon, DE
    4. Soap – Landi Simone, NJ MBer
    5. Nucs – Mike Palmer, VT
    6. IN THE APIARY – w/ Dean Burroughs & Kent Williams

BREAK

4:00-5:00 PM
    1. Equipment of a MB – Allen Hayes, MD Master Beekeeper (EAS newest MB)
    2. Photographing the perfect swarm – Bill Monjack, PA Master Beekeeper
    3. Getting Youth Involved in Beekeeping - Bill Owens, GA Master Craftsman Beekeeper
    4. Trapping & IDing Native bees – Cathy Stragar, UD student
    5. Labelling & Packaging Products - Joli Winer, Mid-Con, KS
    6. Mastering – Beekeeping & Gardening - Doris Payne + Mike Embrey, MD + Jim Bobb, PA

FRIDAY EVENING - Awards banquet

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