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EAS 2009  August 3-7, 2009
Holiday Valley Resort, Ellicottville, NY

Program

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EAS 2009 Short Course Schedule

Monday - August 3, 2009
Level One

Session One – Housekeeping. Introduction. “You’ve been keeping bees 3-4 months.Now what?”
Session Two – End of season assessment. Planning for next season.
Session Three – Harvesting the honey crop. Honey houses. Storage of equipment.
Session Four – Marketing your honey. “Moving the crop.”
Session Five – Colony management in the fall. Preparations for the change of seasons.
Session Six – Overwintering
Session Seven – Spring
Session Eight – Diseases – detection, identification, treatment/ management

Tuesday - August 4, 2009
Level One

Session Nine – Mites. Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Session Ten – The Joy and Zen of beekeeping
Session Eleven – Summation. Q&A. Feedback on short course.
Andy Card Tour for everybody in Level One and Level Two
Evening Q&A
Microscopy Session, Larry Connor

Monday - August 3, 2009
Level Two

Room 1Room 2Outside
IntroductionIntroduction 
IPM Lab, CalderoneWinter prep N/S, CollisonReading A Colony, Connor
IPM ContinuedIndoor Wint, KozakGrafting, Tarpy
Break In Classroom Area
Bee Breeding, GuzmanWinter Prep N/S, CollisonMating Nucs, Berry
Lunch In Classroom Area
IPM Lab, CalderoneIndoor Wint, KozakReading A Colony, Connor
IPM ContinuesMarketing, HarmanOpen
Break
Honey House, FlottumWinter Prep N/S, CollisonGrafting, Tarpy
Marketing, HarmanBee Breeding, GuzmanMating Nucs, Berry
Evening Q&A


Tuesday - August 4, 2009
Level Two

Room 1Room 2Outside
IPM Lab, CalderoneIndoor Wint, KozakMating Nucs, Berry
IPM ContinuedHoney House, FlottumReading Colony, Connor
Break In Classroom Area
Bee Breeding, GuzmanMarketing, HarmanGrafting, Tarpy
Lunch In Classroom Area
Andy Card Tour
Evening Q&A
Microscopy Session, Larry Connor
Microscopy sessions will be repeated Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM if registration warrants scheduling additional classes. Classes will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

EAS Conference Schedule
TOWARD NON-CHEMICAL BEEKEEPING


WEDNESDAY CONFERENCE, August 5, 2009, (Short Course and Conference meet Jointly)
TimeRoom 1Room 2
IntroductionKathy Summers, Moderator Kim Flottum, Moderator
9:00 – 9:45Tom Seeley
Forest Bees and Varroa Mites
Tom Rinderer
The USDA ARS Russian Honey Bee Breeding Program
9:45 – 10:30Dave Tarpy
Mating Numbers Of Commercial Queens
The Good News, and The Bad News
Mike Hood
Morse Award Winner
IPM And Colony Health
10:30 – 11:00Break In Vendor Area
11:00 – 11:45Maryann Frasier
Pesticides In Our Beehives
Tom Seeley
House Hunting By Honey Bees
11:45 – 1:00Lunch in Vendor and Classroom Area
1:00 – 1:45Mike Hood
Morse Award Winner
Small Hive Beetle Management
Student Award Winner, ‘09
Title to be announced
1:45 – 2:30Andy Card
Making Honey, Bees and Pollination
Jennifer Berry
Sub-lethal effects of Pesticides
2:30 – 3:00Break In Vendor Area
3:00 – 3:45Tom Rinderer
Managing Russian Honey Bees
Maryann Frasier
Overview Of Colony Collapse Disorder
3:45 – 4:30Allison Van Alten
Ontario Beekeepers Tech Transfer Program
Kitty Keifer
Marketing Artisan Honey
Wednesday BBQ supper at Andy Card’s 5:30 – 9:00


THURSDAY, August 6, 2009, CONFERENCE
TimeRoom 1Room 2
IntroductionWill Hicks, Moderator
Ed Lafferty, Moderator
9:00 – 9:45Kent Williams
Getting To Resistance
Ross Conrad
Managing Pests Other Than Varroa
9:45 – 10:30Andy Card
Migratory Beekeeping Today
Student Award Winner ‘09
Title to be announced
10:30 – 11:00Break In Vendor Area
11:00 – 11:45Bob Brachman
For The Bees. More? Or Less?
Janet Tam
Organic Beekeeping Practices
11:45 – 12:30Gary Rueter
Breeding For Hygenic Behavior
Kirk Webster
Producing Bees Without Chemicals
12:30 – 1:30Lunch In The Vendor and Classroom Area
 Workshops in the afternoon
BBQ and Auction at supper


FRIDAY, August 7, 2009, CONFERENCE
TimeRoom 1Room 2
IntroductionModerator Jim Bobb
Moderator TBA
9:00 – 9:45Ross Conrad
Just Say No To Antibiotics
Gary Shilling
The Current Economy and Your Business
9:45 – 10:30Adam Finkelstein
Breeding Bees To Perform W/O Treatment
Tom Rinderer
Managing Russian Honey Bees
10:30 – 11:15Break In Vendor Area
11:15 – 11:45Gary Reuter
Importance Of Drones/Raising Queens
Student Award Winner ‘08
Title To Be Announced
11:45 – 12:30Business Meeting Room 2
12:30 – 1:30Lunch In Vendor and Classroom Area
Afternoon Workshops
Tour of Andy Card’s Facility/Workshops
Banquet in Evening


Thursday Workshops
1:30 – 2:15
  1. Paul Kozak, Indoor Wintering
  2. Joanne Thomas, Healthy Exercise
  3. Dave Duncan, removing Bees From Structures
  4. Jennifer Berry/Gary Reuter, Raising Queens
  5. beeyard – Tom Seeley, Eaves Dropping On The Scout Bees Swarm Debate, part 1
  6. beeyard – Will & team
  7. beeyard – Master Beekeepers

2:30 – 3:15
  1. Larry Connor, Chemical free queen breeding
  2. Joe and Sue Koveleski, Award winning candles
  3. Peter Sieling, Woodworking
  4. Maryann Fraiser, Overview of Colony Collapse Disorder
  5. beeyard – Tom Seeley, Eaves Dropping On The Scout Bees Swarm Debate, part 2
  6. beeyard – Will & team
  7. beeyard – Master Beekeepers

3:00 – 3:30 Break

3:30 – 5:30 Russian Breeder Beeyard visit with Bob Brachman, Tom Rinderer, Mike Potoczak, Charlie Harper. Plus, mite sampling and diagnosis for varroa, tracheal mites and nosema with Ontario Tech Transfer Team.

3:30 – 4:15
  1. Claire Waring, Award winning photography
  2. Ellen Harnish, Encaustic painting
  3. Ann Harman, Dream Honey House
  4. Adam Finkelstein, Sare Grant Work
  5. beeyard - Master Beekeepers
  6. beeyard –

4:45 – 5:30
  1. Robert Brewer, European honey judging
  2. Roberta Glatz
  3. Margaret Reid, Making Good presentations
  4. Jim Bobb, Honey Plants You Should Know
  5. beeyard - Master Beekeepers

Friday Workshops
1:30 – 2:15
  1. Kent Williams
  2. Peter Seiling, Making Wood Finishes
  3. Larry Connor, Chemical Free Queen Breeding
  4. Ben Slay,
  5. beeyard – Ross Conrad
  6. beeyard – Jennifer Berry/Gary Rueter
  7. beeyard – Kirk Webster

2:30 – 3:15
  1. Jim Tew
  2. Gary Shilling, Keeping Bees In The Wilds Of New Jersey
  3. Sherry Ferrell
  4. Duane Waid, Everything Candles
  5. beeyard – Jennifer Keller/Dave Tarpy
  6. beeyard – Jennifer Berry/Gary Rueter
  7. beeyard – Master Beekeepers

3:15 – 3:45 Break In The Vendor Area

3:45 – 5:30 – Tour to Andy Card’s extracting facility and other talks there

6:30 Banquet, Award Ceremony, Pass The Gavel to North Carolina


Updated June 24, 2009