2017 Main Conference
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2017 Main Conference

2017 Main Conference

classThe EAS Conference begins on Wednesday, with Short Course participants included, extending through Friday afternoon. There will be keynote presentations to begin our daily programs followed by multiple tracks of presentations continuing through the afternoon. Speakers include Tom Seeley, Marla Spivak, Michael Palmer, Jennifer Berry, popular author James Tew, our Hambleton and student award winners, Clarence Collison our 2007 Roger Morse Extension/regulatory award winner, Jay Evans, USDA, Beltsville, Past EAS President Tammy Horn and many more.

 

 

Wednesday August 2 Theme: Follow the Bees to Newark
SUBJECT TO MINOR CHANGE
Yoga 6:30-7:30 on the dorm green
Clayton Hall Auditorium 8:30-8:45 Introductions & Welcome
Townsend Hall MB EXAMS - AM Lab 9-12; AM to PM Field Exams
HONEY SHOW entries (until 11AM Clayton Lobby) ; HONEY SHOW EXCHANGE entries ALL DAY
Auditorium 8:45-9:35 Keynote Jay Evans, USDA Beltsville, Our expanding knowledge of bee disease
9:30-12:30 Marina Marchese Honey Tasting Sensory Evaluation Workshop
9:35-9:40 5 min Break
Auditorium 9:40- 10:30 Keynote Jennifer Berry, Univ of GA, Keeping Bees Alive
30 minute vendor Break
50 minute workshops Auditorium Auditorium 125 Pencader 115 A&B Pencader 117 Pencader 106
  BEE Science + EAS Award winners Beekeeping Getting information to Beekeepers Training our Newest (& veteran) Beekeepers Sustainability
11:00 – 11:50 Hambleton Award winner Ramesh Sagili, 3 Decades post Varroa: lessons learned and future of bees Latest from our vendors Peter Lindtner Bee Photography - a picture is worth 1000 words Special speaker Bart Smith MD - Identifying Honey Bee Pathogens & Pests - A hands-on workshop for new & experienced Beekeepers Featured speaker Tammy Horn, KY Women in Apiculture
BEE AUTHORS Autographs 12:00-12:30 Clayton Hall Lobby      
LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:30-4:30 Field trip to a Flower Mt Cuba w/Peter Lindtner + UD students & Mt Cuba docents  
1:30-2:20 Jay Evans, Translating bee research into management of stress & disease Brielle Hermstedt, DE Honey Bee Anatomy Featured Speaker Kim Flottum, OH, On the radar – Bee Health, Honey Markets & More. John Gaut, NJ The NE NJ Mentoring program - Helping new beekeepers be successful Don Coats, PA Bee Vet
10 min break 10 min break 10 min break 10 min break 10 min break 10 min break
2:30-3:20 Morse Award Paul Kelly ON
Buckfast bee breeding and queen rearing – why we keep bees on islands
Cybil Preston, MD. Day in life of apiary inspector Ray Banks & Cal Hollis DE Beekeeping in the south of Delaware Debbie Delaney, DE A Honey Bee Collective: An educational endeavor in mountains of West Virginia Mike Embrey, MD. Small Hive Beetle
30 min break 30 min break 30 min break 30 min break 30 min break 30 min break
3:50-5:00 Ramesh Sagili OR. Honey Bee Nutrition: What we know and need to know Dr. Jeffrey Cheskin, DE Modern Day Mead Making (& Tasting) Jeff Burd, NJ Beekeeping in Central Jersey – giving back on behalf of the bees Kathy Hossler, DE The DBA and three DE county Associations Keith Jardine, PA. Lazy Beekeeping - simplifying the process through the season
Bee yard time 2:30- 5:00 w/ EAS Bee Wranglers Don Hopkins & Jen Keller, NC + Bob Mitchell DE + DE beekeepers    
Kids ‘n Bees Fly-In Workshop 1:30-3:30 Organized by Sarah Red Laird Special need Deaf Students How to effectively reach youth -open to all Bee Educators      
Dinner on Main Street Newark, De      
Dancing w/ the Bees w/ Cliff Sunflower      
 

 

Thursday Aug 3

Yoga 6:30-7:30 On dorm green (weather permitting)
8:15-8:25 Introductions
Auditorium 8:25-9:25 Featured speaker Mike Palmer, VT, Sustainable/seasonal bee management
9:25-9:30 Break
Auditorium 9:30- 10:30 Keynote Address Tom Seeley, Cornell, Darwinian Beekeeping
30 minute Break
  Auditorium Auditorium 125 Pencader 115 A&B Pencader 106 Pencader 117
workshops Our award winners Bees as business Artistry w/ Bees & Bee Products New innovations & technology Sustainability Healthy Queens
11:00-11:50 EAS Student Award winner Michael Smith NY How does a bee detect her colony's size? Tammy Horn, KY Improving bee forage UD Project -Honey Products pricing/mkting management Dewey Caron, OR Varroa Tools Guide & Videos Featured speaker: Larry Connor, MI ABC’s of Healthy Queens
BEE AUTHORS Autographs 12:00-12:30 Clayton Hall Lobby      
LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:30-6:00 FIELD TRIP TO w/ Peter Lindtner NEMOURS & Ken Darsey GARDENS & Horticulturist MANSION  
1:30-2:20 EAS Roger Morse Awardee (2007) Clarence Collison Queens, Queens, Queens Dean Burroughs, MD Supplementing income with bees Ben & Kimberly Carpenter, NY. The Artistry of producing quality Comb Honey Allen Hayes, MD Gadgets you keep bees without but won’t want to Michael Palmer VT Queen rearing in a Sustainable Apiary
10 min break 10 min break 10 min break 10 min break 10 min break 10 min break
2:30-3:20 Roger Morse Award winner Paul Kelly, ON Tips, tricks and Tools for the bee yard Bob Wellemeyer, VA Sideline (small-scale) Pollination Ann Breinig, PA Joy of making art with beeswax- Encaustic painting Ray Walker, DE. Non-Invasive colony monitoring Technology Ken Outten, DE Small sale nuc production
30 min break 30 min break 30 min break 30 min break 30 min break 30 min break
3:50-5:10 Tom Seeley, NY Past Hambleton winner Bee Hunting Landi Simone EAS MB program George Wilson, Karla Eisen VA The 2017 Honey Show – points & pointers Marla Spivak, MN Urban bee consultants Jennifer Berry What it takes to rear quality queens.
Kids n Bees Academy Sarah Red Laird, OR Kidz ACADEMY All day Kidz ACADEMY All day Kidz ACADEMY All day Kidz ACADEMY All day
Auction evening Announce Honey Show winners        

 

Friday August 4

Yoga 6:30-7:30 on Dorm Green
8:15-8:30 Introductions
Auditorium 8:30-9:20 Featured presentation DE Veterans Planting Hope with Honey Bees. Faith Kuehn DE Dept Ag, Ron Hazlett, US Marine Veteran, Ray Walker, Walker Apiaries DE
9:20-9:30 Break
Auditorium 9:35- 10:35 Keynote Marla Spivak, U Minn. Building a Better Future for Bees
30 min Break
11:00-11:15 VA NEXT YEAR Karla Eisen, VA Welcomes you
11:15 -12:00 EAS ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
12:00-12:15 HONEY EXCHANGE pickups
BEE AUTHORS Autographs 12:00-12:30 Clayton Hall Lobby      
LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
Friday PM Auditorium Auditorium 125 Pencader 115 A & B Pencader 106 Pencader 117
  Beekeeping Expanding horizons Working with Others Bee research advances Sustainability
1:30-2:20 Featured Talk; Jim Tew, OH Beekeeping is Thriving – WHY? Chris Wade & Laura Mensch, DE Discussion Developing/ Implementing a MP3 Karla Eisen, VA A Club Based Nuc Program- The Sustainable Bee Club Featured talk: Maryann Frazier, PA Overwintering – Improving your odds Featured speaker: Vince Aloyo, PA Why and how to rear quality queens
10 min break 10 min break 10 min break 10 min break 10 min break 10 min break
2:30-3:20 TOWN HALL DE BKpr Panel Paul Dill, Ken Outten, Joe Nicolai, Mid-Atlantic Natural Beekeepers Exploring & Sharing Natural Methods of Beekeeping Rachael Bonoan, MA. EAS Foundation Award 2016. Dirty water and gut microbes Student winner Michael Smith Seasonal shifts and uncertain futures: how workers manage drone comb Chris Cripps, BetterBee NY Changes in Bee Meds Why, What, How and expected results
30 min break 30 min break 30 min break 30 min break 30 min break  
3:50-5:10 Allen Hayes, MD What beekeepers need to know about Yellow jacket wasps Denise Bridgens Starting a new bee club in DE Dewey Caron
EAS MB exam - working with others (from 3:20)
Rachael Bonoan, MA Honey bee nutritional ecology Maryann Frazier, PA. New Tools to Solve old Problems
In the Beeyard Don Hopkins & Jen Keller W/ Ronnie Quillan & Oliver Collins    
Banquet evening Some secrets Old Beekeepers Should Never Tell Jim Tew        
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