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

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Jennifer Berry is the Research Coordinator at the University Of Georgia Honey Bee Research Lab in Athens, Georgia. She works with Dr. Keith Delaplane on a variety of projects, many aimed at reducing chemical use in a managed colony, or measuring the effects of chemical use on bees. In her spare time she is a queen breeder and producer.
Bob Brachman is a commercial beekeeper from right here in Ellicotville, New York. He produces honey and is a founding member of the Russian Bee Breeders organization.
Nick Calderone is the Apiculture Extension Specialist at Cornell University, Ithaca New York. He teaches classes at the University level, conducts honey bee and beekeeping research there, and teaches the Cornell Master Beekeeper classes. He coordinated the Level 2 Short Course this year, and is speaking at the Conference.
Andy Card is a commercial beekeeper with about 20,000 colonies in Massachusetts, New York and Louisiana. He is a member of the Russian Bee Breeders group. He and his two sons will host EAS participants at their extraction facility and put on several demonstrations on their Nuc making, migratory beekeeping, honey collection and processing, and will also host our pig roast and BBQ on Wednesday night.
Clarence Collison is head of the EAS Master Beekeeper program and serves on the EAS Board. He is frequently a speaker at the EAS Short Course and on the Program. He was awarded the Outstanding Research Contribution Award from Apiary Inspectors. In addition to the book he is author of popular Bee Culture column “What do you Know?”
Larry Connor is the owner of WicWas Press, which publishes and sells beekeeping books. Larry is also a nationally recognized speaker and queen production workshop organizer.
Ross Conrad is a sideline beekeeper from Vermont, and is the author of Natural Beekeeping, a popular book on reduced or non-use of chemicals in our colonies. He is a popular speaker and regular columnist in Bee Culture magazine.
Adam Finkelstein has been an apiary inspector, certified organic farm owner/manager, sometime entomology graduate student, and queen breeder since 1989. He and his wife Kelly Rausch have been breeding bees together for a little more than ten years.
Kim Flottum is the Editor of Bee Culture magazine, author of the best selling book The Backyard Beekeeper, and a new work entitled The Honey Handbook, Producing Varietal and Artisan Honey. He is a regular contributor to the Beekeeper’s Quarterly, several regional and national farm magazines and web pages. He is Chairman Emeritus of EAS and is the President of EAS for 2009.
Maryann Frazieris Extension Specialist in Apiculture at Penn State, and is both a teacher of teachers and beekeepers. Recent research has been focused on the relationship of pesticides found in the hive and honey bee health, and how all of this is tied to Colony Collapse Disorder. She also brings a wealth of experience and success in SARE funded projects on bees and pollination.
Ann Harman started as a research chemist, but got into bees at UMD and has created a second career as an International Consultant, teaching beekeeping skills and modern management techniques in 26 Third-World countries on 5 continents. She is an EAS Master Beekeeper and frequent Bee Short course instructor. You can read her monthly column in Bee Culture; she publishes regular articles for Beekeepers Quarterly, and Bee Craft. She has been vice-chairman of EAS as well as a past president.
Mike Hood is Professor of Entomology at Clemson University, South Carolina. Mike is a diversified expert in IPM of wax moths, varroa mites, and small hive beetles.
Paul Kozak is the Extension Specialist for beekeeping at Cornell working with Nick Calderone. He specializes in indoor wintering and honey bee pest control.

Ontario Beekeeper’s Tech Transfer Team Alison Van Alten, Janet Tam, Melanie Kempers, and Jessica Morris. Getting good beekeeping information from the world of science to the real world of beekeepers is the job of the Tech Transfer team, and these four ladies are tops in a sophisticated lab, or in a beeyard or in a classroom sharing what they know. They will be demonstrating, assisting, teaching and learning during the conference. And rumor has it that EAS may be venturing north and This Team will be part of that program then. Encourage them when you see them this summer.
Gary Reuter is the Research Professional at the University Of MN, working with Marla Spivak. Gary is an expert beekeeper in his own right, and conducts research on a variety of topics, including hygienic behavior and other non-chemical beekeeping practices.
Tom Rinderer is the Research Leader at the USDA Honey Bee Research Lab at Baton Rouge, LA. Work there has found mechanisms of mite resistance in U.S. bees, and the introduction of the Russian Bee into the U.S., and the development of the Russian Bee Breeders as a result of the program.
Tom Seeley is Professor of Biology, in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. His research is varied and wide ranging, looking at how honey bee swarms find homes, the relationship between mites and honey bees, and the democracy of colony decisions.
Dave Tarpy is from North Carolina State Univ, Raleigh, NC. He received his MS from Bucknell University, and Ph.D. from the University of California (Davis). EASers first met him when he was a Post Doc at Cornell University working with Tom Seeley. His research interests address the biology and behavior of honey bee Queens. As Extension Apiculturist, he coordinates the NC Master Beekeeper Program, maintains an apiculture web site and is active as program Chair for EAS 2010, when we will visit again North Carolina.
Joanne Thomas Fischer is a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor in New York City and is President of the Long Island Beekeepers Club, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Joanne’s work has been featured by CBS News, US, UK, and Australian magazines, New York City newspapers, and Internet websites. Her EAS 2009 presentation, Bee Fit for the Bee Yard, blends her two passions – health and honey bees. She will show you easy exercises you can do at home to stay injury-free while doing the heavy lifting of beekeeping.
Kirk Webster is a commercial beekeeper from Vermont who has pioneered non-chemical use in beehives to develop honey bees resistant to varroa mites. He produces honey, nucs and raises queens, and is a frequent contributor to the national beekeeping journals.
Kent Williams is a commercial beekeeper with bees in both his home state of Kentucky and in Mississippi. He produces his own queens, and has been chemical free for several years. He was EAS President in 2008.


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