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EAS 2010  August 2-6, 2010
Boone, North Carolina
Main Conference Schedule

Main Conference

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4TH (Sessions shared with Short Course)
Time Room 1
[Linville]
Room 2
[Grandfather]
Room 3 [Greer]
or Apiary
Microscopy*
[Rankin Science Biology Lab]
BMBF
8:00 - 8:20Introductions and announcements [Greer Auditorium]
8:30 - 9:15 PLENARY SESSION
Dr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp
Factors influencing colony decline in the US and abroad
[Greer Auditorium]
9:30 - 10:15   Steve Pernal
Controlling American foulbrood
David Tarpy
Hambleton
award winner

Genetic Diversity within and among colonies
[Greer]
   
10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:30 Jeff Harris
Research on VSH stock
David De Jong
Stingless bee beekeeping
Gary Reuter
Sky fishing with bee breeders
[Greer]
(set up)  
11:30 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 Mike Embry
SHB survey
Billy Davis
Making nucs
Zachary Huang
Moving bees and its consequences
[Greer]
Deborah Delaney
Mitotyping Africanized bees: hands-on genetic analyses
Brushy Mountain Bee Farm
workshops
(see below)
2:00 - 2:45 Ann Harman
Life with the Africanized bee
Claire Waring
Photography
Ed Levi
In the bee yard
[Apiary]
2:45 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 4:00 Maryann Frazier
Learning from African bees for mechanisms of disease and mite resistance
Bob Cole
World beekeeping
 
5:00 - 9:00 WELCOME RECEPTION, BRUSHY MOUNTAIN BEE FARM (PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED)**

Wednesday Workshops
Time Speaker Topic
Repeated sessions
1:00 - 1:45
2:00 - 2:45
3:00 - 3:45
Steve Forrest & Shane Gebauer Tour of Brushy Mountain Bee Farm
Danny Jaynes Honey extraction (limit 20 people)
Betsy Brey Soap making (limit 20 people)
Adolphus Leonard Beginners Apiary: Finding and marking queens
Don Hopkins Intermediate Apiary: Reading frames and effective hive inspections
Jennifer Keller Advanced Apiary: Varroa sampling and record keeping
4:00 - 4:45 Social Hour and Meet the Speakers

*Microscopy sessions: Space for these sessions is limited. Please stop by the Registration Desk early on Monday to pre-register for the microscopy sessions during the Short Course. This is a very popular topic and we want to give as many people as we can an opportunity to participate. We will limit each person to one session unless we do not fill up all of the sessions. There is no extra charge for the microscopy sessions.

**NOTE: Parking space is very limited at Brushy Mountain. A $20.00 donation is requested for cars with fewer than 3 people; fee will be waived in cases of hardship. All parking funds will be split between the EAS Honey Bee Research Fund and the EAS Speaker and Education Fund. Why not make some new friends and carpool to Brushy Mountain?

***Honey Show Drop-off: Please note that all Honey Show Entries must be dropped off between 10 AM and Noon on Wednesday.



THURSDAY, AUGUST 5TH
Time Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 or Apiary Microscopy*
[Rankin Science Biology Lab]
8:00 - 8:20Introductions and announcements [Greer Auditorium]
8:30 - 9:15 PLENARY SESSION
Dr. David De Jong
How Brazil adapted to AHB, and how they have adapted with diseases
[Greer Auditorium]
(setup)
9:30 - 10:15 Deborah Delaney
Bees in trees: a population genetics perspective
[Greer]
Michael Young
Beekeeping in the UK
[Grandfather]
  NC MBP
Display of dissected bees
10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break [Blue Ridge Ballroom]
10:45 - 11:30 Keith Delaplane
USDA-CAP update
[Grandfather B&C]
Christi Heintz
Best Management Practices for beekeepers pollinating ag crops
[Linville]
Doug McRory
Managing mites in northern climates
[Grandfather A]
NC MBP
Display of dissected bees
11:30 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 Afternoon Workshops (see below) Geoff Williams and Dick Rogers
Measuring hives
[Apiary]
Bart Smith
Lab tests for diseases
2:00 - 2:45 Juliana Rangel
Queen rearing
[Apiary]
2:45 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 4:00 Afternoon Workshops (see below) Maryann Frazier
In the bee yard
[Apiary]
Bart Smith
Lab tests for diseases
4:15 - 5:00 Jennifer Keller
In the bee yard
[Apiary]
6:30 - 9:00 ANNUAL BARBEQUE AT LEGENDS (PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
SPONSORED BY THE NC STATE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL AUCTION
[Legends]

Thursday Workshops
Time Speaker Topic Room
1:00 - 1:45 Wyatt Mangum Making top bar hives from wood and weeds Grandfather A
Mike Hood SHB research Grandfather B
Steve Gibson Pesticide labels and training Grandfather C
2:00 - 2:45 Galen Dively Sublethal and synergistic effects of pesticides Grandfather A
James Wilkes Apiary record software Grandfather B
Doug McRory Ontario breeding project Grandfather C
Michael Young Cooking with honey Linville
3:15 - 4:00 Jon Zawislak Talking bees with the press Grandfather A
Steve Pernal Calibrating and using refractometers Grandfather B
Nasr / Skinner (Debate) TOPIC: Is “organic” truly organic? Grandfather C
Michael Young Cooking with honey (continued) Linville
4:15 - 5:00 Juliana Rangel The collective consciousness of the hive Grandfather A
John Skinner Using eXtension Grandfather B
Tarpey / Harris (Debate) TOPIC: Local breeding is the answer Grandfather C
Kim Flottum Producing artisan and varietal honeys Linville


FRIDAY, AUGUST 6TH
Time Room 1 Room 2 Apiary Microscopy*
[Rankin Science Biology Lab]
8:00 - 8:10Introductions and announcements [Greer Auditorium]
8:15 - 9:005 PLENARY SESSION
Dr. Stephen Pernal
The biology and control of Nosema
[Greer Auditorium]
 
9:15 - 10:00 Dennis vanEngelsdorp
Morse Award Winner

Tracking down bee diseases
[Greer]
Ron Ochoa
Bee mites, from the mites' perspective
[Grandfather]
  (setup)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break [Blue Ridge Ballroom]
10:30 - 11:15 Keith Delaplane
Why pollination matters
[Grandfather]
Galen Dively
2009 EAS Foundation Award: Neonicotinoids and bees
[Linville]
Gary Reuter
Record keeping
[Apiary]
Bob Danka
Measuring quantitative traits for varroa selection
11:15 - 12:00 EAS Business Meeting [Greer Auditorium]
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 Afternoon Workshops (see below) Debbie Delaney
In the apiary
[Apiary]
David Tarpy & Jeff Harris
Instrumental insemination clinic
(pre-registration required)
2:00 - 2:45 David De Jong
How to handle AHB in the yard
[Apiary]
2:45 - 3:15 Break [Blue Ridge Ballroom]
3:15 - 4:00 Afternoon Workshops (see below) Audrey Sheridan
SHB traps
[Apiary]
4:15 - 5:00 Mike Embry
In the apiary
[Apiary]
6:30 - 9:00 ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET AND AUCTION (PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
[Legends]

Friday Workshops
Time Speaker Topic Room
1:00 - 1:45 Billy Davis Pitfalls of presentations Grandfather A
Geoff Williams Nosema research Grandfather B
Gary Reuter Interpreting the researchers Grandfather C
2:00 - 2:45 Jennifer Berry Sub-lethal effects of pesticides on honey bees and powdered sugar control of varroa Grandfather A
Steve Gibson Pesticides labels and testing Grandfather B
David Mendes Tales from a migratory beekeeper Grandfather C
Sheppard / Delaplane (Debate) TOPIC: Nosema = CCD? Linville
3:00 - 3:45 James Wilkes Apiary record software Grandfather A
Ed Levi Honey production Grandfather B
Medhat Nasr Oxalic acid: pros and cons Grandfather C
Fell / Frazier (Debate) TOPIC: Pesticides residues in comb Linville
4:15 - 5:00 Wyatt Mangum Research with survivor feral bees and varroa Grandfather A
Bronwyn Weaver Beekeeping in urban organic farming Grandfather B
Michael Young Encaustic painting using wax in art Grandfather C
Flottum / vanEnglesdorp (Debate) TOPIC: The worst is over… Linville

*Microscopy sessions: Space for these sessions is limited. Please stop by the Registration Desk early on Wednesday to pre-register for the microscopy sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. This is a very popular topic and we want to give as many people as we can an opportunity to participate. We will limit each person to one session unless we do not fill up all of the sessions. There is no extra charge for the microscopy sessions.

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