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EAS 2008  August 4-8, 2008
Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky

PROGRAM

NEW BEEKEEPER (Hobbyist/Intermediate BK)
Monday August 4, 2008
8:00-8:45AM
Dr. John Skinner, University of Tennessee
What you need to know to get started
9:00-9:45AMDr. Clarence Collison, Mississippi State University
Basic Honey bee Biology
9:45- 10:15AMBreak
10:15-11:00AMDr. Tom Webster, Kentucky State University
Spring Beekeeping
11:15-12:00PMIn the apiary
1:00-1:45PMDr. Tom Webster, Kentucky State University
Honey bee pests & predators
2:00-2:45PMDr. John Skinner, University of Tennessee
Living with SHB
2:45-3:15PMBreak
3:15-4:00PMDr. Sean Clark, Berea College
Sampling for Varroa/Economic Thresholds
4:15-5:00PMIn the apiary
 
Tuesday - August 5, 2008
8:00-8:45AMDr. Tom Webster, Kentucky State University
Honey bee Diseases
9:00-9:45AMDr. Sean Clark, Berea College
Varroa Mite IPM
9:45-10:15AMBreak
10:15-11:00AMDr. Clarence Collison, Mississippi State University
Maximizing honey production
11:15-12:00PMIn the apiary
1:00-1:45PMDr. Sean Clark, Berea College
Products of the hive: production & marketing
2:00-2:45PMDr. Clarence Collison, Mississippi State University
Summer Management
2:45-3:15PMBreak
3:15-4:00PMDr. John Skinner, University of Tennessee
Fall Management
4:15-5:00PMIn the apiary
 
ADVANCED/SIDELINE BEEKEEPERS (>6 hives and/or 5+ years)
Monday August 4, 2008
8:00-8:45AMKim Flotum, Bee Culture Magazine
Pollination Contracts
9:00-9:45AMStu Jacobson, University of Illinois at Springfield
Beekeeping as a Business
9:45-10:15AMBreak
10:15-11:00AMIn the apiary
11:15-12:00PMJim Baerwald - Baerwald Apiaries, Michigan
Finding & acquiring apiarys, difficulties, problems
1:00-1:45PMDr. Larry Connor, Wicwas Press
Wintering Summer Increase Colonies
2:00-2:45PMJennifer Berry, University of GA
Queen Rearing - Part 1, Basics of queen selection and setting up starters/finishers
2:45-3:15PMBreak
3:15-4:00PMIn the apiary
4:15-5:00PMTom Eisele - Eisele Pollination Service, IN
Pollination as a Beekeeping Occupation
 
Tuesday - August 5, 2008
8:00-8:45AMJim Baerwald - Baerwald Apiaries, Michigan
Planning, Design, Construction of Honey house
9:00-9:45AMStu Jacobson, University of Illinois at Springfield
Beekeeping Business Options Panel Discussion
9:45-10:15AMBreak
10:15-11:00AMIn the apiary
11:15-12:00PMKim Flotum, Bee Culture Magazine
Good Neighbor Beekeeping Practices
1:00-1:45PMJennifer Berry, University of Georgia
Queen Rearing - Pt 2, techniques of grafting
2:00-2:45PMDr. Dewey Caron, University of Delaware
Farm Market needs, pollination, beekeeper products
2:45-3:15PMBreak
3:15-4:00PMIn the apiary
4:15-5:00PMJennifer Berry, University of Georgia
Queen Rearing - Part 3, Follow-up on grafts & problem solving
 
Wednesday August 6, 2008
EAS SHORT COURSE (BOTH TRACKS) & CONFERENCE
Joint session (Beginner & advanced/sideliner)
8:00-8:45AMZachary Huang – Michigan State University
Honey bee pheromones and their use in beekeeping
9:00-9:45AMDr. Thomas Webster, Kentucky State University
Nosema mysteries new and old
9:45-10:15AMBreak
10:15-11:00AMStu Jacobson, University of Illinois at Springfield
How to get the best disease/mite resistant queens.
11:15-12:00AMDr. Jim Tew, Ohio State University
Managing nucs – summer & winter
 
EAS Conference
1:30-1:45PMWelcome from EAS president
1:45-2:30PMAddress by EAS Chairman
2:30-3:00PMBreak
3:00-3:45PM2008 J.I. Hambleton Award Winner Presentation
4:00-4:45PM2008 EAS Student Award Winner Presentation
 
Thursday - August 7, 2008
8:00-8:45AMJennifer Berry, University of Georgia
Research at the University of Georgia
ORDr. Marion Ellis, University of Nebraska
Why does lavender honey sell for $18 per pound?
9:00-9:45AMDr. Gordon Wardell, S.A.F.E. Research & Development
Honey bee Supplemental feeding
ORDr. Greg Hunt, Purdue University
Breeding for Varroa Resistance
9:45-10:15AMBreak
10:15-11:00AMDr. Larry Connor, Wicwas Press
Should This Queen Live or Die?
ORZachary Huang – Michigan State University
Genetically modified plants, are they causing CCD?
11:15-12:00PMLilia De Guzman, USDA Baton Rouge
“Breeding Russian Honey Bees”
ORStu Jacobson, University of Illinois at Springfield
“If IAPV did it”
 
Thursday afternoon workshops
Edwin Holcombe - Examining for tracheal mites (lab course)
Michael Young - Cooking w/honey (all afternoon session)
Dr. Larry Connor, Wicwas - Selecting queens to be your queen mothers
Dr. Sean Clark, Berea College - Organic Beekeeping: Is It Possible?
Reyah Carlson, Apitherapist - Apitherapy Workshop
Jim & Sandra Garrison, Creative Candles - Making Beeswax Candle
Robert Brewer - Honey Judging - Part 1
Billy Davis - A Self-Sustaining Bee Club (Clubs do not have to depend on outside Bee producers)
Bob Cole - Queen rearing for the grafting-challenged beekeeper
Dr. Jeff Harris, USDA Baton Rouge - Varroa sampling & what do results mean?
Dr. Gordon Wardell, S.A.F.E. Research & Development - Honey bee nutrition & feeding
Dr. Jim Tew, Ohio State University - Propolis, what is it and what do we do with it?
Dr. Tom Webster, Kentucky State University - Detection of Nosema - lab session
Apiary program option each session
 
Friday - August 8, 2008
8:00-8:45AMDr. Lilia De Guzman, USDA Baton Rouge
Small Hive Beetle Research at the Baton Rouge Honey Bee Laboratory
ORDr. Jim Tew, Ohio State University
Modern management of modern beehives in a modern world
9:00-9:45AMDr. Greg Hunt, Purdue University
Colony collapse disorder, what is it, does it matter and what are we going to do about it?
ORDr. Jeff Harris - USDA Baton Rouge
Update of the Baton Rouge Honey Bee Lab breeding program for VSH bees
9:45-10:15AMBreak
10:15-11:00AMDr. Larry Connor, Wicwas Press
How to Develop a small-scale Breeding Program
ORDr. Marion Ellis, University of Nebraska
Almond pollination and honey bee health
11:15-12:00PMPromo for 2009 EAS & EAS business meeting
 
Friday afternoon workshops
Dr. Sean Clark, Berea College - Varroa Mite IPM at Berea College
Robert Brewer, Honey Judging - Part 2
Ann Harmon - Reducing Stress for Honey Bees
Jim Bobb - Bee Plants
Elaine Holbrook - Beeswax candle making
Claire Waring, Editor, Bee Craft - Big Bees, Little Bees and Bees that don’t Sting
Jeremy Wagnitz, University of Nebraska Graduate Student - Using artificial breaks in brood cycle to enhance varroa suppression
Billy Davis - The road to a queen
Dr. Jim Tew, Ohio State University - Rearing queens in a small scale operation
Dr. Jeff Harris, USDA Baton Rouge - Instrumentally inseminating queens, basics (lab)
Dr. Wayne E. Esaias, Goddard Space Flight Center - Scale Hives for Management and Science
Tammy Horn - Lost Mountain Honey Bee Reclamation Project
Don Hopkins - Beekeeping in Haiti and the movement of AHB into Haiti
Zachary Huang & Bill Modjack - Honey Bee Photography, Field Session: Taking the Photos
Zachary Huang & Bill Modjack - Honey Bee Photography, Classroom Session: Processing the Photos
Apiary program option each session

Updated July 16, 2008