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Monday - Short Course

   Beginner   Intermediate
Protecting Bees & Honey
  Master Beekeepers     Advanced
Bees as Business
  Apiary   Electronic Colony Monitoring
Location
6:00-8:00
8:00-8:30
8:30-9:25
9:25-9:35
9:35-10:30
10:30-11:00
11:00-12:00
12:00-1:30
1:30-2:25 2:25-2:35 2:35-3:30 3:30-4:00 4:00-5:00 7:00-9:00   1
Registration   Registration Desk | Lost & Found | Help & Questions 7:30-5:00

 

   
Various Yoga for Beekeepers 6:00-7:00 (Location Near Grand Staircase)                            
Room 106,107     Getting Started with Bees | Erin MacGregor-Forbes 10 Minute Stretch Bee Biology Basics | Bill Hesbach Break What do you see? Reading Frames |
Landi Simone
Lunch Feeding Bees | Ann Harmon 10 Minute Stretch Keeping Bees in Populated Areas
Be a Good Neighbor | Landi Simone
Break Mites, Monitoring and Miticides | Lewis Cauble    
Room
102,103
            The Business of Bees | Kim Flottum Setting Up As A Successful
Serious Sideliner:
Honey and Honey Product Business
| Frank Licatta
Advancing Technology for Integrated Precision Apiculture:
Tools to Manage Honeybee Health & Performance
|
Dick Rogers
From Passion to Profession: Strategies for the
Stationary Beekeeper
| Fred Proni
Selling Your Honey: Getting Strated | Phil Craft Open Forum: Bees as Business Q & A | Fred Proni, Kim Flottum    
Room
108,109
    Integrated Pest Management (IPM) | Dr Dewey Caron Beekeeper Interventions to Protect
Bees From Pesticides | Dr. James Wilson
State Pollinator Protection Plans: What Beekeepers
Need to Know | Michelle Colopy
Processing & Selling Honey - Food Safety & Labeling | Keith Jordan
(Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services)
Pests & Diseases | Keith Tignor FeildWatch - Improving Stewardship & Communication
Through the Use of Mapping Systems
| Bob Walters
   
Room 201,202                    
Room 102,103                    
Conference
Room A,B
    Colony Monitoring: An Overview | Frank Linton
Hive Monitoring for Hobbyists | Rafael Cabrera
Demonstrations & Poster Sessions
Citizen Science with Homemade Solar
Hive Scales | Andrew Wootton
Hive Tracks: A Matter of Record | James Wilkes
Electronic Hive Monitoring Sensor Synergy | Huw Evans
EyesOnHives: Robots Measuring Health | Kelton Temby
Internet of Bees: Bee Counting (IOBEE) | Huw Evans
Got Brood? | Rich Morris, Theo Harmann
Spacial Temporal Variations of Hive Temp. | Jeffrey Groff
The Genius Hive | Joesph Cazier
Continuous Beehive Weight & Temp. Data: Long Term
& Same Day Changes | William Meikle
   
Confernce Room D           Master Beekeepers Meet & Greet Master Bekeepers Review Sessions MBK Study & Review Group  
Apiary     Apiary Setup SHB Program: Lowering Stress Working
the Colony | Billy Davis and Sustainable Honey Bee Program Volunteers

Finding Queens | Special Guests
How is She Doing? Colony
Assessment | Bob Wellemeyer
Sugar Shake Testing for Vorroa | Lewis Cauble   Smoker Lighting - Tips & Tricks | Jim Fraser    

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EAS 2018 Short Course, Monday August 13th

Session Summaries


Session information is always tentative. Please see your daily printout for any changes in speaker, topics or times for the most up to date information. Listings are in order of time, speaker links will take you to the bio for that presenter.

 

 Yoga for Beekeepers | Pam Lavelle 6:00-7:00

Join me for a well-rounded, one hour, gentle yoga class, suitable for all levels, including beginners.  I will focus mainly on stretches for beekeepers, relating what we do in class to how we would utilize this knowledge in the apiary. I will bring extra yoga mats, but if you have one of your own, please bring it.

 

Beginner Course | Jennifer Tsuruda - Coordinator

 

Getting Started with Bees | Erin MacGregor-Forbes 8:30-9:25am

Here is information on welcome and intro summaries and what to expect, bring or do while you are attending this session

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Bee Biology Basics | Bill Hesbach 9:35-10:30

This session will cover the basic biology that beekeepers need to help understand the various behaviors that are observed in the colony. Also, this discussion will include the fundamental dynamics of flight and the queen’s role in sexual reproduction.

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What Do You See? Reading Frames | Landi Simone 11:00-12:00

Everything you need to know about your bees is written in the frames, but do you know how to interpret what you are seeing? Learn to evaluate your bees’ condition by learning to read what is written in the frames.

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Feeding Bees - Ann Harmon 1:30-2:25

All beekeepers, no matter where they live, need to understand the “Why, What, When, How and If” about feeding bees.

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Keeping Bees in Populated Areas: Be a Good Neighbor - Landi Simone 2:35-3:30

Bee-ing a Good Neighbor: When beekeepers, especially those in urban and suburban areas, are inconsiderate of their neighbors, everyone suffers: the neighbors, the beekeeper, the bees, and sometimes the whole town or even state. Learn techniques to keep your bees out of your neighbor’s pool and sandbox, and your neighbors (and your bees!) will thank you.

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Mites, Monitoring, and Miticides | Lewis Cauble 4:00-5:00

Varroa mites are the greatest challenge to bee health. This talk stresses the importance of having a robust and effective mite management plan, elements of a plan, and good resources that folks can lean on as they develop their own plan.

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Intermediate Course | Keith Tignor - Organizer

 

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) | Dr. Dewey Caron 8:30-9:25am

Here is information on welcome and intro summaries and what to expect, bring or do while you are attending this session

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Beekeeper Interventions to Protect Bees From Pesticides | Dr. James Wilson 9:35-10:30

Beekeepers will gain a practical understanding of modern crop protection chemicals and strategies that will help them to protect their bees from pesticide exposure

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State Pollinator Protection Plans: What Beekeepers Need to Know | Michelle Colopy 11:00-12:00

This presentation will feature the issues of concerns to beekeepers, how beekeepers can be involved in the planning process and the Plans in other states.

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Processing & Selling Honey; Food Safety and Labeling - Keith Jordan 1:30-2:25

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Pests and Diseases | Keith Tignor 2:35-3:30

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FieldWatch;
Improving Stewardship & Communication through the use of Mapping Systems | Bob Walters 4:00-5:00

FieldWatch operates and manages voluntary online registries for beekeepers and specialty crop producers. Operating in 19 states, FieldWatch offers a free and voluntary registry that promotes communication, collaboration, and cooperation between pesticide applicators and producers of specialty crops and beehives.

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Advanced Bees as Business | Fred Proni - Organizer

 

The Business of Bees | Kim Flottum 8:30-9:25am

Starting a business with bees, beekeeping, bee supplies and more. What you’ll need, what can go wrong, and what a way to make a living.

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TBD | TBD 9:35-10:30

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TBD | TBD 11:00-12:00

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TBD - TBD 1:30-2:25

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TBD - TBD 2:35-3:30

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TBD | TBD 4:00-5:00

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Tuesday - Short Course

MORNING SESSIONS GUIDE
EAS 2018 Short Course - Tuesday, August 14th 

   Beginner   Intermediate
Colony Structure & Hive Styles
  |Master Beekeepers     Excellence in Honey
& Hive Products
  Apiary   Queen Rearing
 
Location
6:00-8:00
8:00-8:30
8:30-9:25
9:25-9:35
9:35-10:30
10:30-11:00
11:00-12:00
12:00-1:30
1:30-2:25 2:25-2:35 2:35-3:30 3:30-4:00 4:00-5:00 7:00-9:00   1
Registration   Registration Desk | Lost & Found | Help & Questions 7:30-5:00

 

   
Various Yoga for Beekeepers 6:00-7:00 (Location near Grand Staircase)          
Room 106,107     Seasonal Management of the Colony | Bill Hesbach 10 Minute Stretch Understanding Swarming | Cindy Bee Break Managing for Honey Production |
Jim Fraser
Lunch Tips, Common Mistakes & Other Wisdom |
Cindy Bee
10 Minute Stretch Nucs and Splits | Erin Forbes Break Hands On Mentoring | Buddy May    
Room
102,103
           

Pursing Excellence in the Craft: Why do it?
| Mike Palmer & George Wilson

History of Honey Shows | Micheal Young

Excellence in Extracted Honey | Mike Feigl

Comb Honey Production | Mike Palmer Candle & Wax Tips and Tricks | Bob WellemeyerFred Proni Judging Mead |
G.H WIlson & Michael Young

Open Forum | Michael Young,
Mike Palmer & Karla Eisen

   
Room
108,109
    Nest Structure | Keith Tignor Top Bar Hives | Dr. Wyatt Mangum Langstroth & Long Box Hives | James Wilson/Keith Tignor Observation Hives | Dr. Frank Linton Warre Hives | Tucka Saville Improved Succsess with Overwintering
With Reduced Nest Cavity
| Doug Vinson
   
Room 201,202               Honey Show Entries    
Conf AB     The Basics of Queen Rearing | Dan Conlon & RHBA
Combining the Starter / Finisher | Austing Smith
Facts and Myths of the Russian Honeybee | Harry Fulton Mechanisms of Resistance. | Tom Rinderer PhD Bee Yard Demonstrations Stock Development & the RHBA Program | Steven Coy Varroa Managment & Research | Lilia DeGuzman PhD
Commercial Queen Production of Russian Honeybees | Daveid and Richard Coy
     
Ballroom EFG     Vendor Setup Vendors Open    
Room
208-211
    MB Written Exam (Room 208) MB Oral Exams (Rooms 208-210)    
Apiary     Who's Zooming Where? Morning Observations in the Apiary | Erin MacGregor-Forbes   Testing for Varroa | Lewis Cauble   Managing Small Hive Beetle |
Jen Keller
  CLOSED ATTENDANCE: Only Queen Rearing Tract   Top Bar Hives |
Dr. Wyatt Mangum
 

Warre and Other Hive Configurations | Tucka Silville

   
 
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EAS 2018 Short Course, Tuesday August 14th

Session Summaries


Session information is always tentative. Please see your daily printout for any changes in speaker, topics or times for the most up to date information. Listings are in order of time, speaker links will take you to the bio for that presenter.

 

 Yoga for Beekeepers | Pam Lavelle 6:00-7:00

Join me for a well-rounded, one hour, gentle yoga class, suitable for all levels, including beginners.  I will focus mainly on stretches for beekeepers, relating what we do in class to how we would utilize this knowledge in the apiary. I will bring extra yoga mats, but if you have one of your own, please bring it.

Return to Guide

 

Opening and Intro 8:15-9:00am

Here is information on welcome and intro summaries and what to expect, bring or do while you are attending this session

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Beginner Course | Jennifer Tsuruda - Coordinator

 

Vendor Information: Setup 8:30-10:30.. Vendors Open for Business at 10:30 Break

Master Beekeeper Information: MB Written Test 8:30 | Oral Test 11:00

Written Testing will be done in Room 208 | Oral Testing will be done in Rooms 208, 209 and 210

 

Seasonal Management of the Colony | Bill Hesbach 8:30-9:25am

In this session, we will cover the basics of a beekeeper’s involvement with managing a colony over a typical season with an emphasis on sustaining a healthy population through a seasonal dearth of nectar or pollen.

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Understanding Swarming | Cindy Bee 9:35-10:30

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Managing for Honey Production | Jim Fraser 11:00-12:00

How to get your hives ready for the nectar flow. It’s more than just giving them supers.

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Tips, Common Mistakes & Other Wisdom | Cindy Bee 1:30-2:25

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Nucs and Splits | Erin MacGregor-Forbes 2:35-3:30

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Hands On Mentoring | Buddy May 4:00-5:00

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Intermediate Course | Keith Tignor - Organizer

 

Nest Structure | Keith Tignor 8:30-9:25am

Here is information on welcome and intro summaries and what to expect, bring or do while you are attending this session

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Top Bar Hives | Dr. Wyatt Mangum 9:35-10:30

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Managing Small Hive Beetle | Jennifer Keller 11:00-12:00

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Observation Hives | Dr. Frank Linton 1:30-2:25

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Warre Hives   | Tucka Saville, Sam Comfort 2:35-3:30

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Improved Overwintering Success with Reduced Nest Cavity Size  | Doug Vinson 4:00-5:00

Annual colony losses in the US are in the 40% + range. This sad statistic fuels the discouraging cycle of losing bees/buying bee and perhaps a revolving door; especially for the new beekeeper. Overwintering in smaller nest cavities is a newer management practice that is gaining favor with an increasing number of beekeepers. The material presented will describe tools and techniques that will enable attendees to incorporate this concept into their overwintering protocol.

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Excellence In Honey & Hive Products | George Wilson, Karla Eisen - Organizers

 

Pursuing Excellence in the Craft: Why We Do It | George Wilson, Karla Eisen 8:30-9:25am

An introduction to pursuing excellence in honey and hive products, why it is important, and how it helps you, the consumer, and the industry.

History of Honey Shows | Micheal Young 8:30-9:25am

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Excellence in Extracted Honey | Mark Feigl 9:35-10:30

Mark takes great pride in presenting the gift of liquid honey that the bees provide and has won many silver plates at recent EAS conferences. This talk will be about preparing honey for show and sale.

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Comb Honey Production | Mike Palmer 11:00-12:00

 

This talk will go over comb honey production including tips and tricks of mastering cut comb honey

 

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Candles & Wax Tips and Tricks - Bob Wellemeyer 1:30-2:25

How to work with wax, cleaning wax, making candles and more.

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Judging Mead - G.H. Wilson, Michael Young 2:35-3:30

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Open Forum | Michael Young, Mike Palmer & Karla Eisen 4:00-5:00

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 Queen Rearing with Russian Breeding Assoc. | Dan Conlon & RHBA

The topics for this area may change or be reassigned but below is the tentative schedule.

* Bee Yard = Grafting techniques, Setting up Starter & Finisher Hives.

* Commercial Use of Russian Bees.

* Hybrid Russian Bees

* Myths about Russian Bees

* History of the RHBA program

* Mating Yards / Drone diversity

* Starter / Finisher Colonies

* Selecting Breeding Stock

* Process of Raising Queens

 

Wednesday Conference (Morning)

 

MORNING SESSIONS GUIDE
EAS 2018 Conference - Wednesday, August 15th 

   Speaker    Vendor   Master Bee Keepers    Honey Show   
 
Location
6:00-6:30
6:30-7:00
7:00-7:30
7:30-8:00
8:00-8:30
8:30-9:00
9:00-10:00
10:00-11:00
11:00-12:00
Lunch Break
Registration         Registration Desk | Lost & Found | Help & Questions 7:30-4:00
Various Yoga for Beekeepers 6:00-7:00 (Location Near Grand Staircase)                
Ballroom (A,B,C)          Opening & Intro 8:15-9:00  Adopting to Varroa & Extended-Release
Oxalic Acid Research Update
| Randy Oliver

The Sex Life of Plants | Celia Davis NDB 10:00-11:00

Beekeeping Before the Bee Space:
An Early History of Amercan Apiculture Showing Period Hives
| Dr. Wyatt Magnum 
Ballroom (E,F,G)                 EAS Vendor Area Open for Displaying Products, Services & Demonstrations  8:15-4:00    
Conf. D          Master Bee Keepers Exam - 8:15
Room 201,202           Honey Show Entries  - 8:15 Entry Drop Off Permitted Until 11:00 Honey Judging (Closed) 11:00-12:00
Room 102,103 Childrens Program??                    
 
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EAS 2018 Conference - Wednesday, August 16th

Session Summaries - Morning Session


Session information is always tentative. Please see your daily printout for any changes in speaker, topics or times for the most up to date information. Listings are in order of time, speaker links will take you to the bio for that presenter.

 

Yoga for Beekeepers | Pam Lavelle 6:30-7:30

Join me for a well-rounded, one hour, gentle yoga class, suitable for all levels, including beginners.  I will focus mainly on stretches for beekeepers, relating what we do in class to how we would utilize this knowledge in the apiary. I will bring extra yoga mats, but if you have one of your own, please bring it.

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Opening and Intro 8:15-9:00am

Opening Ceremony Chief Lee Lockamy, Nansemond Indian Tribe | Welcome to EAS Pam Fisher, EAS President

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Honey Show Entries 8:15-11:00am | Judging 11:00 to Completion

Here is information on welcome and intro summaries and what to expect, bring or do while you are attending this session

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EAS Vendors Open 8:15-4:00

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Master Beekeepers Exam 8:15-12:00

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Adopting to Varroa & Extended-
Release Oxalic Acid Research Update | Randy Oliver 9:00-10:00

A group of us are collaborating with USDA-ARS to collect data in support for EPA to approve this application method, which is showing great promise (and may be a game changer in varroa management). This presentation will be about our progress to date.

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The Sex Life of Plants | Celia Davis NDB (10:00-11:00)

Details methods flowering plants use to get their pollen from one place to another and to prevent (in many cases) self-pollination. It includes some information about the other groups of insects that pollinate plants and many close-up photographs of flowers to show their structure. The flowers are all UK ones, although some are found in the US as well.

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Morning Break (11:00-11:30)

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Beekeeping Before the Bee Space | Dr. Wyatt Magnum (11:30-12:25)

This presentation will include a show of photos from my Beehive Collection including short videos where he will demonstrate how antique beehives worked. Some old beehives are fairly complicated and resemble furniture. Some of these beehives have documentation to the 1840’s and 1830’s. Included is a hand-written (scribe copy) technical document of the first beehive patent issued in 1815, along with rare (American) literature (primary) sources (for pictures) into the 1700’s. This might be the first time Wyatt shows some of these artifacts or literature sources.

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LUNCH


 

Wednesday Conference (Afternoon)

 

AFTERNOON SESSIONS GUIDE
EAS 2018 Day Two - Wednesday, August 15th 

   Speaker    Vendor
 
Location
1:30-2:00
2:30-2:45
2:45-3:45
4:00-8:00
7:30-9:00
 
Lobby Registration Desk | Lost & Found | Help & Questions 7:30-4:00

BBQ Beach Bash
Paradise Ocen Club

490 Fenwick Rd.
Fort Monroe, VA
(facilities open all day for ticket holders)

Queen of the Sun

Movie Screening
free, open to public

Ballroom BC

Ballroom (E,F,G) EAS Vendor Area Open for Displaying Products, Services & Demonstrations           
Conf. A,B Pesticide and Neonic Facts | Randy Oliver 15 Min.
Break
Mr. Bee| Celia Davis
Conf. D Selecting For Behavioral Resistance to
Varroa Destructor
| Krispn Given

Hygienic and Grooming Behavior
in Russian Honey Bees
| Lilia DeGuzman

Room 104,105 Telling Your Story | Cindy Bee NC Grown: Uncapping the Nation's
Largest Beekeeping Organization
| Freddy Proni
Room 106,107 Small Scale Queen Production | Chris Hewitt - Lynn White Locally Bred Queens Survive Better
Than Imports
| Andrew Gibb
Room 108,109 Simply Smart Beekeeping | Kirsten Traynor Nutrition Basics | Jennifer Tsuruda
Room 203,204 Bee Biology | Jamie Ellis Bee Biology Cont. | Jamie Ellis
 
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EAS 2018 Conference, Wednesday August 15th

Session Summaries - Afternoon Session


Session information is always tentative. Please see your daily printout for any changes in speaker, topics or times for the most up to date information. Listings are in order of time, speaker links will take you to the bio for that presenter.

1:30-2:30

Pesticide and Neonic Facts - Randy Oliver 1:30-2:30

Tips from a lifetime of experience of working bees barehanded (and generally without any protective gear). How to understand what initiates the honey bee defense response, and how to avoid it. What upsets bees, and what doesn’t. How the bees perceive you. How to perform a hive inspection with minimal stinging

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Selecting For Behavioral Resistance to Varroa Destructor - Krispn Given 1:30-2:30

A unique look into the world of the honey bee breeding, Paradigm's used to select for the hierarchal trait mite-biting.

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Telling Your Story - Cindy Bee 1:30-2:30

Writing and story telling

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Simply Smart Beekeeping - Kirsten Traynor 1:30-2:30

In German, there is a popular saying “Wieso einfach, wenn auch umstandig”, which means why take the simple route, when there is a complicated one. As humans, we gravitate toward complicated answers. Maybe we’re drawn to complex solutions, because if it’s difficult and we fail, it’s understandable and we don’t feel bad. But beekeeping need not be complicated, difficult or complex. Learn to keep healthy hives in an easy, carefree way so you enjoy your hives and feel confident working your bees

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Bee Biology - Jamie Ellis 1:30-2:30

Honey bees are fascinating insects. They have an assortment of individual behaviors that contribute to the overall success of the entire colony. In this lecture, Dr. Ellis will discuss nest structure, the members of the colony, honey bee behavior, and colony goals, all in an effort to foster a more holistic appreciation of the honey bee.

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2:45-3:45

Mr. Bee - Celia Davis 2:45-3:45

The life of the drone honey bee: it’s life-cycle, anatomy, importance to the colony and the problems drones are facing particularly from Varroa and the chemicals used to treat it.

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Hygienic and Grooming Behavior in Russian Honey Bees - Lilia DeGuzman 2:45-3:45

Russian honey bees (RHB) not only display strong and rapid hygienic responses towards brood infested with varroa mites, but also grooming responses to the varroa mites exposed from hygienic activities. These attributes are important in suppressing varroa mite population in RHB colonies.

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NC Grown: Uncapping the Nation's Largest Beekeeping Organization - Freddy Proni 2:45-3:45

Explore the Nation’s largest volunteer beekeeping organization, the programs offered, and how it reflects apiculture education excellence.  Boasting 4,700 active members, the NCSBA promotes bee health, queen rearing instruction, large bi-annual conferences, legislative support, a Master Beekeepers Program and constant outreach allied with North Carolina State University and the NC Department of Agriculture.  We will discover how NC accomplishes these tasks perhaps allowing you to bring forth tried methods or programs that have built the hive that our NC beekeepers are housed in.

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Locally Bred Queens Survive Better Than Imports - Andrew Gibb 2:45-3:45

This talk will compare the ability of imported queens of Brother Adam at Buckfast Abbey with locally bred queens. Should greater encouragement be given today to locally bred queens?

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Nutrition Basics - Jennifer Tsuruda  2:45-3:45

Bee health is more than just the absence of disease. This session will cover basics of providing natural forage as well as feeding to help ensure your bees are well fed and nourished - why, when, what, and how.

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Bee Biology Cont. - Jamie Ellis 2:45-3:45

Honey bees are fascinating insects. They have an assortment of individual behaviors that contribute to the overall success of the entire colony. In this lecture, Dr. Ellis will discuss nest structure, the members of the colony, honey bee behavior, and colony goals, all in an effort to foster a more holistic appreciation of the honey bee.

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Thursday Conference (Morning)

 

MORNING SESSIONS GUIDE
EAS 2018Conference - Thursday, August 16th 

   Speaker    Vendor   Master Bee Keepers    Honey Show   
 
Location
6:30-7:30
8:00-8:30
8:30-9:30
9:30-10:30
10:30-11:00
11:00-12:00 Lunch - Location
EAS Life Member Lunch
Registration     Registration Desk | Lost & Found | Help & Questions 7:30-4:00      
Various Yoga for Beekeepers 6:00-7:00 (Location Near Grand Staircase)          
Ballroom (A,B,C)    Opening & Intro (8:15-8:30) Why Are Our Bees Dying &
What Can We Do About It
 | Dr. James Ellis
Behavioral Ecology of Swarming | Dr. Juliana Rangel BREAK Un-Popular Science | Jon Zawislak 
Ballroom (E,F,G)               EAS Vendor Area Open for Displaying Products, Services & Demonstrations      
Room 201,202       Honey Show      
Room 102,103     Childrens Program??
 
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EAS 2018 Conference, Thursday August 16th

Session Summaries - Morning Session


Session information is always tentative. Please see your daily printout for any changes in speaker, topics or times for the most up to date information. Listings are in order of time, speaker links will take you to the bio for that presenter.

 

 Yoga for Beekeepers | Pam Lavelle 6:00-7:00

Join me for a well-rounded, one hour, gentle yoga class, suitable for all levels, including beginners.  I will focus mainly on stretches for beekeepers, relating what we do in class to how we would utilize this knowledge in the apiary. I will bring extra yoga mats, but if you have one of your own, please bring it.

 

Opening and Intro 8:15-8:30

Here is information on welcome and intro summaries and what to expect, bring or do while you are attending this session

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Why Are Our Bees Dying & What Can We Do About It | Dr. Jamie Ellis 8:30-9:30

In many ways, beekeeping is harder than ever. Colony loss rates are high in many areas around the world. Old pests and pathogens continue to cause problems. New pests and pathogens threaten colony health. With all of the confusion swirling around bee health, we are left to wonder what the principle killers of honey bee colonies actually are. Herein, Dr. Ellis will discuss what is killing bees around the world and what can be done to reduce the losses.

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Behavioral Ecology of Swarming | Dr. Juliana Rangel 9:30-10:30

We will explore the conditions inside a colony that is preparing to swarm in the spring, and participants will learn about the signals that initiate a swarm’s sudden departure from the parental nest.

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BREAK (10:30-11:00)

 

Un-popular Science | Jon Zawislak (R. Morse Award Winner) (11:00-12:00)

Many factors have been plaguing our bees in recent years, but certain pesticides have hogged the headlines in the popular media stories about pollinator declines. Jon Zawislak reviews some of the original field studies being conducted on honey bees in mid-south agricultural areas to investigate the effects of farm chemicals on honey bee health, and some of their surprising findings.

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LUNCH | EAS Membership Lunch 12:00-1:30

Membership lunch is in the Embassy Suites Ballroom


 

 

Thursday Conference (Afternoon)

 

AFTERNOON SESSIONS GUIDE
EAS 2018 Day Two - Thursday, August 16th 

   Speaker    Vendor
 
Location
1:30-2:00
2:30-2:45
2:45-3:45
3:45-4:15
4:15-5:15
5:15-6:00
6:00-6:30
6:30-8:00
8:00-10:00
 
Lobby Registration Desk | Lost & Found | Help & Questions 7:30-4:00 Dinner Socal with Cash Bar
(Open Area - Convention Center
Dinner & Honey Show Awards
Ballroom B,C (Advanced Tickets Required

Silent Auction
Live Auction

(Open to all)

Ballroom (E,F,G) EAS Vendor Area Open for Displaying Products, Services & Demonstrations             
Conf. A,B Tips for Handling Bees | Randy Oliver 15 Min.
Break
Community Sourcing of Bees
Here's How We Did It
| Bonnie Morse
30 Min.
Break
Seasonal Management at French Hill Apiary | Mike Palmer
Conf. D Taxonomy of Apidae | Juliana Rangel Strengthening Your Bee Club | Michele Colopy Age Polytheism | Juliana Rangel
Room 104,105 Tropilaelaps Mites: A Fate Worse
Than Varroah D.
| Sam Ramsey
Growing Degree Days | Keith Tignor Teaching Bees to Children | Toni Burnham
Room 106,107 Honey Bees as Superorganisms - The Hive or the Honey Bee? | Jamie Ellis Community Engagement for
Sustainable Beekeeping
| Pam Fisher
Sideline Pollination | Bob Wellemeyer
Room 108,109 Insect Photography | Jennifer Tsuruda Ten Years of White House Bees | Charlie Brandts Hot Bees? Thermal Cameras Reveal Bee
Behaviour in New Ways
| Wyatt Mangum
Room 204,204 Diversity in Apiary | Deb Delaney Judging a Honey Show | Michael Young MBE Where Beekeeping Began - And Continues! | Dewey Caron
Apiary Finding Queens | Special Guests
Long Box Beekeeping | Albert Schubak (1:30-2:30)
Hygienic Behavior Testing Part 1 | Don Hopkins
Sugar Shake Testing for Varroa | Lewis Cauble
Managing Small Hive Beetle | Jen Keller
Sugar Shake Testing for Varroa | Lewis Cauble
 
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Session Summaries - Afternoon Session


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1:30-2:30

Tips for Handling Bees - Randy Oliver 1:30-2:30

Tips from a lifetime of experience of working bees barehanded (and generally without any protective gear). How to understand what initiates the honey bee defense response, and how to avoid it. What upsets bees, and what doesn’t. How the bees perceive you. How to perform a hive inspection with minimal stinging

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Taxonomy of Apidae - Juliana Rangel 1:30-2:30

This lecture will give an overview of the taxonomy of the Apidae family, starting from the class Insecta, briefly covering specific traits of the order Hymenoptera and the suborder Apocrita (bees, wasps and ants), and exploring more specific traits of the family Apidae, the subfamily Apoidea, and the genus Apis.

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Tropilaelaps Mites: A Fate Worse
Than Varroah D - Sam Ramsey 1:30-2:30

Tropilaelaps mites are spreading across the globe at a rate very similar to that of Varroa in the 1960’s, roughly 20 years before they arrived in the US. If they continue to spread this way, it’s possible that they could be here soon. We know these mites are much more destructive than Varroa with faster population growth, greater mobility, and no pesticides currently labeled for their treatment but most areas of our knowledge are still woefully insufficient.

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Honey Bees as Superorganisms - The Hive or the Honey Bee? - Jamie Ellis 1:30-2:30

Honey bee colonies are composed of thousands of individual bees. However, a colony expresses attributes that are more complicated than those of the individual bees that compose it. The result is a honey bee colony that is more than a simple sum of its parts. In this lecture, the emergent properties of a honey bee colony will be discussed, with a focus on an argument for viewing the colony itself as an organism.

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Insect Photography - Jennifer Tsuruda 1:30-2:30

Come learn some tips and techniques for taking photos and videos of your bees and other insects! The focus (get it??) will be on using cell phone cameras and how to use photography to tell a story and assist with your inspections.

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Diversity in Apiary - Deb Delaney 1:30-2:30

We will discuss the importance of diversity at the colony and apiary scale. research highlighting the benefits of diversity will be presented.

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Finding Queens - Special Guests 1:30-2:30

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2:45-3:45

Community Sourcing of Bees
Here's How We Did It - Bonnie Morse 2:45-3:45

In Marin County, California, sourcing bees locally increased from a reported 42% to 85% since 2009. Here’s how we did it.

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Strengthening Your Bee Club - Michele Colopy 2:45-3:45

Bee Club Leaders are brave and hardy Souls. Learn the responsibilities and liabilities of Beekeeping Association leaders, ways to break a bee club, and how to improve club management from this nonprofit leader with 20 years of nonprofit experience. This talk will include discussion of fundraising, grant writing, and considering if your club should become a nonprofit.

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Growing Degree Days - Keith Tignor 2:45-3:45

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Community Engagement for
Sustainable Beekeeping - Pam Fisher 2:45-3:45

The adage, “It takes a village” aptly describes the urban/suburban environment where neighbors influence a beekeeper’s success or failure. Discover how regularly engaging your community can positively affect local zoning ordinances, reduce pesticide usage, and provide new members for your local bee club.

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Ten Years of White House Bees - Charlie Brandts2:45-3:45

Like the title says, this talk will go over ten years of managing the White House honey bee colony, unique set up, management and setting, etc.

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Judging a Honey Show - Michael Young MBE 2:45-3:45

Tips and techniques for juding the various products in a honey show

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Hygienic Behavior Testing Part 1 - Don Hopkins 2:45-3:45

Testing for hygienic behavior will be demonstrated.  (Part One of Two)

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Sugar Shake Testing for Varroa - Lewis Cauble 2:45-3:45

Discussion of the importance of monitoring varroa throughout the season and a hands on demonstration of the sugar shake method.

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4:15-5:15

Seasonal Management of the Apiary - Mike Palmer 4:15-5:15

Listen to the seasonal management tasks in a sustainable apiary producing honey by the ton, comb honey, nucs, and queens

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Age Polytheism - Juliana Rangel 4:15-5:15

Among the many traits that make honey bees such special insects, is the fact that their colonies exhibit age-based division of labor, also known as age polyethism. We will go over the many tasks that are undertaken by bees as they age, from the moment they emerge from their cells as adults, all the way until they “graduate” as foragers and/or nest-site scouts, the last and most dangerous of the tasks performed by honey bee workers.

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Teaching Bees to Children - Toni Burnham 4:15-5:15

Many beekeepers are more afraid of school kids than stings! Relax, it’s fun! We will offer tips and activities for sessions in various settings (classroom, non-school meeting, fair) including lesson plans and resource lists.

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Sideline Pollination - Bob Wellemeyer 4:15-5:15

This talk will walk you through a typical year of sideline pollination, tasks, challenges, tips, and ideas from Bob’s experience running Windsong Apiaries sideline pollination.

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Hot Bees? Thermal Cameras Reveal Bee
Behaviour in New Ways - Wyatt Mangum 4:15-5:15

In the American Bee Journal and Bee Culture, Wyatt has published several articles on using thermal cameras to see bee behavior and using the cameras as a management tool in Bee Culture. Commercial beekeepers use thermal cameras to increase their work efficiency. In addition to his top-bar apiaries, he has a “frame hive” apiary for a detailed examination of using thermal cameras for ascertaining the condition of frame-hive colonies

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Where Beekeeping Began - And Continues! - Dewey Caron 4:15-5:15

Our rich EAS and Virginia history - how current interest in Natural (Darwinian)  beekeeping fits into this history and the future of beekeeping.

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Managing Small Hive Beetle - Jen Keller  4:15-5:15

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Sugar Shake Testing for Varroa - Lewis Cauble 4:15-5:15

Discussion of the importance of monitoring varroa throughout the season and a hands-on demonstration of the sugar shake method.

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Friday Conference (Morning)

 

MORNING SESSIONS GUIDE
EAS 2018 Conference - Friday, August 17th 

   Speaker    Vendor   Master Bee Keepers    Honey Show   
 
Location
8:00-8:30
8:30-9:30
9:30-10:30
10:30-11:00
11:00-12:00 12:15-1:30
Registration Registration Desk | Lost & Found | Help & Questions 7:30-12:00 Lunch -  12:15-1:230
Various   EAS Life Member Lunch - TBD 12:15-1:30
Ballroom (A,B,C) Opening & Intro 8:15-8:30 Honeybees from the U.K to the U.S.A  | Michael Young, MBE Transmission dynamics of honey bee viruses and the queen | Dr. Olav Rueppell BREAK Welcome to EAS - Buddy May (11:15-11:30)
EAS Membership Meeting
- (11:15-12:00)
Pickup Honey Exchange - Vendor Hall 12:15
Ballroom (E,F,G)             EAS Vendor Area Open for Displaying Products, Services & Demonstrations          

History of EAS in Photos -
(Ballroom - 12:30 - 1:30)

 
Room 201,202     Honey Show          
Space Open   Master Beekeeping Meeting - Time and Location TBD
 
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Session Summaries - Morning Session


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Opening and Intro 8:15-8:30

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Honey Bees from the U.K. to the U.S.A | Michael Young 8:30-9:30

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Transmission dynamics of honey bee viruses and the queen  | Dr. Olav Rueppell (Hambleton Award Winner) 9:30-10:30

Honey bee queens present hubs for virus transmission in colonies that should be particularly protected. I will summarize several studies that my lab has performed to study the queen's rold in virus transmission within honey bee colonies.

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Break 10:30-11:00

Welcome to EAS - Buddy May 11:15-11:30
EAS Membership Meeting 11:15-12:00

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History of EAS in Photos - Betty Mencucci (Ballroom - 12:30 - 1:30)

This slideshow is a trip down memory lane of past EAS conferences for the past 30 years showing the various locations, speakers, field trips, participants, banquets and honey shows

Pick Up Honey Exchange in the Vendor Hall 12:15

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Friday Conference (Afternoon)

 

AFTERNOON SESSIONS GUIDE
EAS 2018 Day Three - Friday, August 16th 

   Speaker    Vendor
 
Location
1:30-2:00
2:30-2:45
2:45-3:45
3:45-4:15
4:15-5:15
 
Lobby Registration Desk | Lost & Found | Help & Questions 8:00-4:00
Ballroom (E,F,G) EAS Vendor Area Open for Displaying Products, Services & Demonstrations             
Conf. A,B Queen and Drone Reproductive Biology | Krispn Given 15 Min.
Break
Russian Bee Breeding: The Hard Work of
Improving Honey Bee Health
| Dan Conlon
30 Min.
Break
Queen Rearing | Mike Palmer
Conf. D Marketing the Business of Bees | Kim Flottum The City Comes to the Country: Lessons
from Legalizing Urban Beekeping Can
Protect Your Bees, Too
| Tony Burnham
Sharing the Throne: Muli Queen Colonies | James Withrow
(EAS Student Award)
Room 104,105 Meliponas as a Tool for Conservation
& Entrepreneurship in Tropical Rural
Communities
| Germa Perilla

The Manuka Story: De-Commoditizing New
Zealand Honey
| Fiona O'Brien

Managing Bee Club Growth & Teaching
with the Flow Hive "Down Under"
| Andrew Wooten
Room 106,107 Pheromones - The Silent Messengers | Celia Davis Varroa Feed on Hemolymph & Two Other
Alternative Facts
| Sam Ramsey
Easy Queen Introduction | Kirsten Traynor
Room 108,109 Foraging Environment and Honey Bee
Health
| Carlyle Brewster
How Bees Make Honey | Rick Fell Dancing Honey Bee Bioindicators
Communicated Habitats' Ability to
Feed Pollinators
| Maggie Couvillon
Room 203,204 Understanding & Monitoring For Varroa | Jennifer Tsuruda IPM Of Small Beetle | John Zawislak Reading Combs: Understanding Bee
Biology Over a Season
| Randy Oliver
Apiary Hygienic Test Part 2 | Don Hopkins
TBH & More | Sam Comfort
TBH & More | Sam Comfort Apiary Closed
 
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Session Summaries - Afternoon Session


Session information is always tentative. Please see your daily printout for any changes in speaker, topics or times for the most up to date information. Listings are in order of time, speaker links will take you to the bio for that presenter.

1:30-2:30

Queen and Drone Reproductive Biology - Krispn Given 1:30-2:30

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Marketing the Business of Bees - Kim Flottum 1:30-2:30

No matter how you are making money with your bees, you can’t ignore Promoting your business. Beekeepers need to know you exist, and the public wants to know what you do. We’ll explore some common, and not so common promotional opportunities to help expand your business and increase your public exposure.

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Meliponas as a Tool for Conservation
& Entrepreneurship in Tropical Rural
Communities - German Perilla 1:30-2:30

Develop sustainable beekeeping and meliponicultur programs owned by the communities in order to increase the participation of apicultural producers in new markets, avoiding the middleman. Improve and standardize the process hive management, production and harvesting of high quality hive products.

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Pheromones - The Silent Messengers - Celia Davis 1:30-2:30

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Foraging Environment and Honey Bee
Health - Carlyle Brewster 1:30-2:30

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Understanding & Monitoring For Varroa - Jennifer Tsuruda 1:30-2:30

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Hygienic Test Part 2 - Don Hopkins 1:30-2:30

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Top Bar Hives & More - Sam Comfort 1:30-2:30

We will discuss pros and cons, inspect, and catch queens from several hive designs including Kenyan top bar and Comfort hives (a modified box hive). What is the best type of hive? The one you make yourself.

2:45-3:45

Russian Bee Breeding: The Hard Work of
Improving Honey Bee Health - Dan Conlon 2:45-3:45

I will discuss how the Russian Honeybee Breeders Association members work together and meet standards to improve mite tolerance, honey production while maintaining genetics in our breeding program. What is working, and what we expect in the future.

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Varroa Feed on Hemolymph & Two Other Alternative Facts
- Sam Ramsey 2:45-3:45

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How Bees Make Honey - Rick Fell 2:45-3:45

A detailed look at the process by which honey bees convert nectar into honey, as well as a review of honey composition, factors affecting crystallization and the protective systems in honey. This presentation will also consider how we can use this knowledge to improve colony management.

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The Manuka Story: De- Commoditizing New
Zealand Honey - Fiona O'Brien 2:45-3:45

When my mother was a child, her grandfather sold his few pounds of strong, dark, bitter, bush (native forest) honey to the local chemist so that it could be made into preparations like cough mixture. Not all beekeepers were able to extract or sell this honey once cursed for its taste, thixotropic nature and dark amber colour especially in a country that had a tendency to appreciate the white to light amber milder tasting honeys. Despite Beekeeper preference NZ bees continued to collect Manuka. Couple a marketing plan to some research money, and today we have a honey worth millions of dollars.

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The City Comes to the Country: Lessons from
Legalizing Urban Beekeeping Can Protect Your
Bees, Too - Toni Burnham 2:45-3:45

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IPF of Small Hive Beetle - John Zawislak 2:45-3:45

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4:15-5:15

Queen Rearing - Mike Palmer 4:15-5:15

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Easy Queen Introduction - Kristen Traynor 4:15-5:15

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Dancing Honey Bee Bioindicators
Communicate Habitats’ Ability to Feed Pollinators
- Maggie Couvillon 4:15-5:15

Successful honey bee foragers communicate to their nestmates the distance and direction from the hive to the forage they collect. Here I describe my research where I, the eavesdropping scientist, listens in on these dance conversations and decodes the information to generate important data about when and where bees are collecting their food in the landscape.

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Managing Bee Club Growth & Teaching w/the Flow Hive
“Down Under” - Andrew Wooten 4:15-5:15

A cloud-based membership system with event management and online payments was introduced, facilitating expansion of activities. We recognized that the large numbers of new beekeepers purchasing Flow hives created a requirement for their education. In addition to beginner courses, a number of innovative programs were developed including home mentoring and nucleus colony establishment. The influx of members and funds allowed the implementation of a club apiary, creating a virtuous circle of extension. These experiences are likely to be illuminating for other beekeeping communities.

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Sharing the Throne: Multi Queen Colonies - James Withrow 4:15-5:15

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Reading Combs: Understanding Bee Biology Over a Season - Randy Oliver 4:15-5:15

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