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2007 EAS SHORT COURSE
Hobbyist - Intermediate Beekeeper

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MONDAY AUGUST 6, 2007

8:30 AM BASICS OF BEE BIOLOGY – Dewey Caron, Univ of Delaware
9:15 AM WHAT IS THE BEST BEE/APIARY LOCATION? – Larry Connor, CT Wicwas Press

BREAK (Individual Q & A)

10:30 AM BEEKEEPING IN THE SPRING – John Skinner, Univ Of Tennessee
11:15 AM PREPARING BEES IN FALL TO OVERWINTER – Maryann Frazier, Penn State U

LUNCH

1:00 PM BEE PRODUCTS: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW – Clarence Collison, Miss State Univ
1:45 PM GO TO APIARY
     PROCESSING BEE PRODUCTS LAB – Ann Harman, EAS M B & Bob Mitchell
     BEES UP CLOSE - INSIDE THE HIVE – with Bill Troup, Don Hopkins & EAS Master Beekeepers - (How to open & inspect, Seasonal management, Removing Honey, Find/evaluate Queens)

DINNER – on your own -- visit local restaurant

MONDAY EVENING (joint session)

7:00 PM CURRENT TRENDS AND ISSUES IN APICULTURE – Jim Tew, Ohio State University
8:00 PM Q & A – PANEL of EXPERTS! – Larry Connor, Maryann Frazier, C. Collison & others

TUESDAY AUGUST 7, 2007

8:00 AM TWO BIG MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES: -
     HALTING SWARMING – Dewey Caron, Univ of Delaware
     HONEY BEE STOCK – DIFF & APPLIC – D. Tarpy, No Carolina State University

BREAK

10:00 – 12:10 IN THE APIARY – w/ Bill Troup, Don Hopkins & Master Beekeepers (Looking for and solving problems, Finding & Marking queens, Assessing colony strength, & mites/diseases)

LUNCH

1:30 PM CHALLENGES TO SOLVE FOR SUCCESS
     BEE MITES - Jennifer Berry, Univ of Georgia
     COLONY FOR DISEASES – Robert Mitchell, Del Dept Ag

BREAK (Individual Q & A)

3:00 PM ABC’s OF MARKETING BEE PRODUCTS – Kim Flottum, EAS Board Chairman, Editor Bee Culture Mag
4:00 PM DISEASE: DOES APIARY LOCATION MATTER? - Dennis vanEngelsdorp, PA Dept Ag
4:30 PM TRANSITION TO MAKING MONEY? – Kent Williams, KY

DINNER - on your own
EVENING SOCIAL (joint session)

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 8, 2007

NOTE: Joint Session with sideliner short course and early-bird conference attendees
Conference attendees are invited to attend all Wednesday Short Course sessions. Afternoon Short Course sessions run in parallel with the Main Conference session.


8:00 AM CCD - WHAT ARE WE FINDING OUT! - Dennis vanEngelsdorp, Pa Dept Ag
9:00 AM MITICIDE EFFECTS ON QUEEN/DRONE PHYSIOLOGY – Lisa Burley, VPI
OR
8-10:00AM LEARNING FROM OTHERS – Claire Waring & Michael Badger, ENG; Michael Young, No. Ireland
10:00 AM BREAK

10:30 AM WHY ARE QUEENS FAILING? - Jeff Pettis, USDA, Beltsville, MD
11:15 AM ORIGINS OF BEE MITES – Diana Sammataro, USDA, Tucson, AZ
OR
10:30 AM CLIMATE, URBANIZATION & NECTAR FLOW – AN 80 YEAR RECORD – Wayne Esaias, Goddard Space flight Center, MD
11:15 AM VIRUSES - ARE THEY THE REAL ISSUE? - Diana Cox-Foster, Penn State University

12:00 LUNCH

1:30 PM LOOKING BACK AT A LIFETIME OF BEE RESEARCH - Anita Collins, USDA ret
2:15 PM GENETIC BASIS OF HYGIENIC & GROOMING BEHAVIOR - Ernesto Guzman, UGuelph

3:00 PM BREAK

3:30 PM BEE NUTRTION & HEALTHY BEES - Heather Mattila, Cornell (Past EAS student winner)
4:15 PM WHAT DO WE STILL NEED TO KNOW? – Jim Tew, Ohio State Univ

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