Eastern Apiculture Society, Guelph Ontario 2015 Schedule (Subject to Change)   
EASTERN APICULTURAL SOCIETY  Pre-EAS, Sun. AUG 9, 2015  
Rozanski Hall 02:00:00 p.m. Volunteer Orientation  
Rozanski Hall 3:00 - 7:00 pm Day Early REGISTRATION  
EASTERN APICULTURAL SOCIETY  SHORT COURSE, Mon. AUG 10, 2015  
W.F. Mitchell Building                                                  (Athletic Centre)                                       Range Room 6:45 - 7:45 AM Yoga for everyone  
University Centre Food Court 7:00 open Breakfast  
Rozanski Hall Starts 7:30 AM   REGISTRATION  
Rozanski Hall 101 8:00 - 8:30 AM Welcome to Eastern Apicultural Society, Ontario  
    Queen Rearing Workshop                                                                        (Hosted by Tech Transfer Specialists) Beginners                                 Intro to Beekeeping                                     (Hosted by Tech Transfer Specialists) Integrated Pest Management Workshop                (Hosted by Tech Transfer Specialists) Advanced Beekeeping Advanced Beekeeping                                   (Lab Session)   Honey Show Train the Trainer Master Beekeepers
  Time Rozanski Hall 107 Rozanski Hall 105 Rozanski Hall 103 Rozanski Hall 102 Graham Hall 3309   Peter Clark Hall MacKinnon 107  
SESSION                                            1 8:30 - 9:15 AM Welcome and Introductions Queen and Drone Biology /                             Queen Rearing Equipment /   Queen and Nuc Regulations  Welcome and Introductions/  Basic Bee Biology Welcome and Introductions                                                    Pest and Disease Identification How to Prepare Products for a                                 Honey Show                                     Session 1                                         Ken Coyle                                                         Honey bee anatomy, lab session                                        Zachary Huang   Honey Show             How to Organize a Bee School                                                           EAS MB Carol Cottrill  
 
SESSION                                                          2 9:15 - 10:00 AM Protocol for Rearing Queens(/ Record Keeping/ Timing Beekeeping Equipment/  Getting Started Monitoring and   Record Keeping   Getting Past Lighting the Smoker                                    EAS MB Landi Simone  
Rozanski Hall 10:00-10:15 AM Break and Refreshments (Sponsor TBA)  
SESSION                                                 3 10:15 - 11:00 AM Yard Session                          Station #1 Yard Session Prepare Cell Builder/                               Station #2                                        Prepare Mating Nucs                                                  Station #3                         Collecting, Tagging and Clipping Queens                                     Station #4                                                    Queen Cell Care, Mated queen Care, Trasportation and Introduction Yard Session                                         Station #1                                                  Opening a Colony Working a Colony Development Stages                                         Station #2                           Installing a nuc,           Making a split, Moving a colony                                            Station #3                                                Queen cell and mated queen care and introduction Yard Session                            Station #1                                    Monitoring (ether roll, alcohol wash, sticky board, sugar dust)                             Station #2                                  Cultural Management Techniques Managing honey bee defensive behavior                        Greg Hunt     Honey Show             Stepping up to Intermediate Bee School                                    EAS MB Erin MacGregor-Forbes
SESSION                                                   4 11:00 - 11:45 AM Division of labour in honey bee colonies                Zachary Huang How to Develop and Increase High Quality Programs in a Regional Bee Club                                               EAS MB Robert Sears
University Centre Food Court 11:45 - 1:00 PM LUNCH  
    Advanced Beekeeping Beginners                                            Intro to Beekeeping Advanced Beekeeping Advanced Beekeeping     Honey Show  
  Time Rozanski Hall 107 Rozanski Hall 105 Rozanski Hall 106 Rozanski Hall 102     Peter Clark Hall  
SESSION                                                            5 1:00 - 1:45 PM Apiculture in Ontario                  Paul Kozak Preparing to Harvest Hive Products Spring management     Tammy Horn Honey bee Nutrition and Pollination Services                                                          Les Eccles     Honey Show              
SESSION                                                               6 1:45 - 2:30 With a commercial orchard design like this, who needs to rent bees?                       Stefan Sobkowiak Seasonal Responsibilities of the Beekeeper Finding and replacing queen bees                               Tammy Horn Honey bee pheromones                 Zachary Huang    
Rozanski Hall 2:30 - 2:45 PM Break and Refreshments (Sponsor TBA)
SESSION                                                                  7 2:45 - 3:30PM Niagara College Commercial Beekeeping Program                                                          Al Unwin Yard Session                                Station #1                                         Feeding  and Winter Wraps                              Station #2                                     Extracting Doug's double nuc method of overwintering                 Doug McRory The swarming cycle of Apis mellifera                           Gard Otis     Honey Show              
SESSION                                                              8 3:30 - 4:15 TBA Indoor wintering of honey bee colonies                     Rob Currie Interpreting colony conditions to diagnose swarming, supersedure, and emergency queen rearing                          Gard Otis      
UofG Campus Apiary 4:30 - 5:30 PM  Beekeeping Olympics
494 Edinburgh Rd S, Guelph 5:30 PM Fionn MacCool's Resturant with all Local Honey and Pollinated Crop Menu and Royal City Brews
Location 7:00 - 9:00 PM Master Beekeepers Exam Study Group
2015 EASTERN APICULTURAL SOCIETY  SHORT COURSE Tues, Aug 11, 2015
W.F. Mitchell Building                                                  (Athletic Centre)                                       Range Room 6:45 - 7:45 AM Yoga for everyone
University Centre Food Court 7:00 AM open Breakfast
Rozanski Hall Starts 7:30 AM   REGISTRATION  
    Queen Rearing Workshop                               (Hosted by Tech Transfer Specialists) Advanced Beekeeping                                             Integrated Pest Management Workshop                              (Hosted by Tech Transfer Specialists) Advanced Beekeeping Advanced Beekeeping                                  (Lab Sessions) Beer Making Workshop Master Beekeepers Master Beekeepers
  Time Rozanski Hall 107 Rozanski Hall 105 Rozanski Hall 103 Rozanski Hall 102 Graham Hall 3309 199 Victoria Rd S MacKinnon 236 MacKinnon 237&238
SESSION                                                    1 8:30 - 9:15 AM Stock Selection and Breeding American foulbrood diagnosis and management             Steve Pernal Treatments Honey bee viruses and their association with varroa                         Mollah Hamiduzzaman   Royal City Brewery  Written Exam  
SESSION                                                                                               2 9:15 - 10:00 AM Yard Session                               Station #1                                 Frame Selection and Grafting                                 Station #2                          Preparation of Cell Bars, Grafting Frames Queen cages and Queen Candy Nosema disease, biology and control               Daniel Borges IPM Components and Value The varroa project: a citizen science program for hobby beekeepers                 Rebecca Masterman  
Peter Clark Hall 10:00 - 10:15 AM Break and Refreshments (Sponsor TBA) Please visit the Our Vendors  
SESSION                                                                        3 10:15 - 11:00 AM Other Queen Rearing Methods How to Prepare Products for a                                 Honey Show                                     Session 1                                         Ken Coyle                                                         Yard Session                         Station #1                                   Oxalic Acid, Thymovar                       Station #2                              Formic Acid, MAQSTM                        Station #3                     Antibiotics, Fumigilin-B                                 Station #4                                      Apistan®, Checkmite+TM, Apivar® Varroa mite control             Rob Currie Nosema identification lab session                         Daniel Borges Royal City Brewery continued Written Exam                                      (12:30 pm extension) Oral Exam
SESSION                                                                            4 11:00 - 11:45 AM Continuted                        Station #1                                 Frame Selection and Grafting                                  Station #2                            Preparation of Cell Bars, Grafting Frames, Queen cages and Queen Candy Oxalic acid: A miticide for varroa control                Medhat Nasr Nosema identification lab session                         Daniel Borges
University Centre Food Court 11:45 - 1:00 PM LUNCH  
    Queen Rearing Workshop Advanced Beekeeping Advanced Beekeeping Advanced Beekeeping Advanced Beekeeping Mead Making Workshop Master Beekeepers Master Beekeepers  
    Rozanski Hall 107 Rozanski Hall 105 Rozanski Hall 103 Rozanski Hall 102 Rozanski Hall 108 199 Victoria Rd S MacKinnon 236 MacKinnon 237&238  
SESSION                                                             5 1:00 - 1:45 PM Extra Grafting Practice Time Pesticides and basic toxicology               Cynthia Scott-Dupree When beekeeping goes bad                               Phil Craft A reduced risk integrated pest management program for honey bees: Basics and in practice                         Medhat Nasr Honey bee genetics                         Greg Hunt Honey Pie Hives and Herbals Mead                         Session 1                                Gavin North Oral Exam Oral Exam  
SESSION                                                       6 1:45 - 2:30   The immune system of honey bees                          Paul Goodwin From the flower to the cell: making nectar into honey                      Dennis VanEngelsdorp Improving bee management: Pest surveillance and biosecurity                     Medhat Nasr Sex determination in honey bees                          Zachary Huang  
Peter Clark Hall 2:30-2:45 PM Break and Refreshments (Sponsor TBA) Please visit the Our Vendors  
SESSION                                                     7 2:45 - 3:30PM   Honey bee pathology: stressor effects and honey bee defenses             Geoff Williams Helping our bees prepare for winter                                Phil Craft Residues in hive and honey producs                           Steve Pernal  The evolution of honey bees                                                  Dennis VanEngelsdorp  Honey Pie Hives and Herbals Mead                         Session 2                         (Same as Session 1)                                     Gavin North  Oral Exam Oral Exam                                                      
SESSION                                                        8 3:30 - 4:15   Small hive beetle in Ontario, What nobody told us                                                        Les Eccles “Ask Dr. Phil” Q&A session                            Phil Craft The antimicrobial properties of honey                              Karol Mathews Elemental honey bee breeding                    Ernesto Guzman 
367 Michener Rd., Guelph, ON 5:00 - 9:00 PM Propolis Etc. BBQ and Social  
2015 EAS GENERAL CONFERENCE - Wed, Aug 12, 2015
W.F. Mitchell Building                                                  (Athletic Centre)                                       Range Room 6:45 - 7:45 AM Yoga for everyone
University Centre Food Court 7:00 AM open Breakfast
Rozanski Hall Starts 7:30 AM   REGISTRATION
Rozanski Hall 104 8:00 - 8:30 AM Chair and President's Welcome Master Beekeeper                                                               Lab Exam                                     8:30 - 12:30                                                 MacKinnon 238                                                                    Field Exam                                    10 am until complete                                                      Bee Yard
Rozanski Hall 104 8:30 - 9:30 AM Key note speaker conference: Mark L. Winston                                                                                          Value or values: Audacious ideas for the future of beekeeping  
Rozanski Hall 104 9:30 - 10:30 AM Key note speaker conference: Robert E. Page Jr.                                                                                            The spirit of the hive: Mechanisms of social evolution                           
Peter Clark Hall 10:30 - 11:00 AM Break and Refreshments with Vendors (Sponsor TBA)
Rozanski Hall 104 11:00 - 11:45 AM Presentation of Hambleton Award to Dr. Ernesto Guzman and talk by awardee                                                  "Microbes and natural compounds for the control of honey bee parasites"      
University Centre Food Court 11:45 - 1:00 PM LUNCH  (EAS Board Meeting/AGM University Centre 442)                                          
  Theme #1                        Pesticides and Bee Health Theme #2                             Biology, pollination and agriculture Theme #3                                 Best management practices Theme #4                               Hive products and beekeeping development Queen Rearing Workshop     Master Beekeeper  
  Time Rozanski Hall 101 Rozanski Hall 103 Rozanski Hall 102 Rozanski Hall 105 Bee Yard     Bee Yard  
SESSION                                                        1 1:00 - 1:30 PM Field studies examining exposure and effects of neonics on bee health                       Cynthia Scott-Dupree The legacy of early nutritional stress for honey bee foragers                   Heather Mattila Creating forest-based beekeeping corridors                    Tammy Horn Antibacterial and antioxidant activity of Canadian honeys: main components and their mode of action               Katrina Brudzynski Cell Starter to Cell Finisher     Field Exam  
SESSION                                                     2 1:30 - 2:00 PM Health of honey bee reproductives: effects of parasites and pesticides on drones and queens             Geoff Williams  The influence of genetic diversity on foraging productivity            Heather Mattila A year in the life of Headwaters Farm          David Mendes Honey treatment for wounds: why it is the best                         Karol Mathews        
SESSION                                                        3 2:00 - 2:30 PM Honey bee stressor interactions: Nosema and pesticides, from the laboratory to the field                              Geoff Williams Essence of royalty: honey bee queen pheromone                                                                   Mark Winston Bee Squad: helping people help bees                  Rebecca Masterman Biosecurity in the bee yard                              Paul Kozak        
Peter Clark Hall 2:30 - 3:00 PM Break and Refreshments (Sponsor TBA)  Please visit the Our Vendors  
SESSION                                                                4 3:00 - 3:30 PM Effects of neonicotinoids and varroa on honey bee health                          Nuria Morfin Native pollinators in Ontario agriculture                 Alana Pindar Beekeeping in cities       Fran Freeman COLOSS Honey Bee Research Association                         Geoff Williams        
SESSION                                                                5 3:30 - 4:00 PM Clothianidin in corn and impact on bee survival, foraging and honey production                 David MacKay The Canadian Pollination Intitiative has helped apiculture nationally and internationally               Peter Kevan Data Informed Beekeeping Best Management Practices              Dennis VanEngelsdorp Beekeeping development projects: Why some succeed and far too many fail                                Gard Otis        
SESSION                                                          6 4:00 - 4:30 PM Pesticides, parasites, pollinators:impacts of environmental stressors on bees                      Nigel Raine
Using managed pollinators for biological crop protection and enhanced production         Peter Kevan The challenges of reconciling environmental stewardship and agriculture                  Rene Van Acker Amazing beekeeping discoveries at Tel Rehov, Israel: Innovative use of morphometric analyses                               Gard Otis        
SESSION                                                7 4:30 - 5:00 PM A season long study of pesticide exposure in Ontario and Quebec                           Nadia Tsvetkov  Bee Health Monitoring Program in Italy: Apenet (2008-2009) and BeeNet (2011-2014) and the Bee Emergency Service Team (BEST)             Franco Mutinelli Organic beekeeping         Julie White Beekeeping in Bangladesh                                        Phil Craft        
  5:00 - 7:30 PM Dinner at local establishments
Rozanski Hall 104 7:30 - 10:00 PM Panel Discussion - Emerging Issues in Pollinator Health                                                                                                                    Franco Mutinelli, Christian Krupke, Nigel Raine and Ernesto Guzman
2015 EAS GENERAL CONFERENCE -Thur. Aug 13, 2015
W.F. Mitchell Building                                                  (Athletic Centre)                                       Range Room 6:45 - 7:45 AM Yoga for everyone
University Centre Food Court 7:00 AM open Breakfast
Rozanski Hall Starts 8:00 AM   REGISTRATION
All Day, bus Leaves at 9:00 am                                               Lot P14 on East Ring Rd Bus Tour to Niagara College, Parker Bee Apiaries, Niagara Falls, Butterfly Conservatory
Lunch on Tour at Niagara College
Bus Tour Niagara College, Parker Bee Apiaries, Niagara Falls, Butterfly Conservatory
Dutchman's Gold and Tuckamore Apiaries 5:30 - 9:30 PM Dinner and Social at John and Alison Van Altens Farm with Live Music and Queen Auction                                               Food Catered by the Lancaster Smokehouse
2015 EAS GENERAL CONFERENCE - Fri. Aug. 14, 2015  
W.F. Mitchell Building                                                  (Athletic Centre)                                       Range Room 6:45 - 7:45 AM Yoga for everyone  
University Centre Food Court 7:00 AM open Breakfast (Master Beekeepers' AGM TBA)  
Rozanski Hall Starts 8:00 AM   REGISTRATION    
Rozanski Hall 101 8:30 - 9:15 AM Presentation of Student Award and Conference to Andony Melathopoulos and talk by awardee                                                                      "Where is the value in application for varroa mite control"  
Rozanski Hall 101 9:15 - 10:00 AM Presentation of Roger Morse Award and Conference to Dr. Medhat Nasr and talk by awardee "Advances in HopGuard® application for varroa mite control"  
Peter Clark Hall 10:00 - 10:30 AM Coffee Break  
    Theme #1                                  Viruses, Immunity and Genetics Theme #2                                        Nosema and Bee Breeding Easter Apiculture Society            
    Rozanski Hall 102 Rozanski Hall 103 Rozanski Hall 101            
SESSION                                                 1 10:30 - 11:00 AM Impact and control of honey bee viruses current and future approaches                 Rob Currie  The Honey Bee Health Project: What have we learned so far?                          Steve Pernal EAS 2016 New Jersey Preview
Jeff Burd
           
SESSION                                                     2 11:00 - 11:30 AM Responses of bees against mites and viruses                     Mollah Hamiduzzaman  Fruits, vegetables and pro-bee-otics: natural treatments for nosema disease                     Daniel Borges  Annual EAS Business Meeting                                                   (Starts at 10:45 AM)            
SESSION                                                       3 11:30 - 12:00 AM The use of genomic tools for honey bee health                       Brock Harpur Nosema ceranae: immigrant but not a newcomer!                Pegah Valizadeh            
University Centre Food Court 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. LUNCH  (EAS Life Members Meeting University Centre Food Court room 442)                                        
  Theme #1                                  Viruses, Immunity and Genetics Theme #2                                            Nosema and Bee Breeding Queen Breeding Theme #3       Master Beekeeper  
  Time Rozanski Hall 102 Rozanski Hall 103 Bee Yard Graham Hall 3309       MacKinnon 107  
SESSION                                                  4 1:00 - 1:30 PM Virulence factors from Paenibacillus larvae, the cause of AFB                                 Rod Merril  Breeding for disease resistance: Using proteomic markers                      Steve Pernal Yard Session                           Check Queen Graft Acceptance            
SESSION                                                        5 1:30 - 2:00 PM The immune system of honey bees                                 Paul Goodwin Marker assisted selection for breeding resistance to varroa                          Rob Currie            
SESSION                                                                 6 2:00 - 2:30 PM Natural immunity and resistance of honey bees to nosema disease                        Pegah Valizadeh Ontario Resistant Honey Bee Selections (ORHBS) program                                                 Les Eccles            
Peter Clark Hall 2:30 - 3:00 PM Break (Sponsor TBA) - Please visit Our Vendors
SESSION                                                 7 3:00 - 3:30 PM Effect of miticides on bee health and behavior                               Hanan Gashout Breeding for mite biters, raising and sharing queens                       Greg Hunt   Instrumental insemination of queens - demonstration                                                      Session 1                                                         Krispn Given       Master Beekeepers Exam Results
SESSION                                                    8 3:30 - 4:00 PM Drivers of colony health: disease, chemicals, and nutrition oh my                                         Dennis VanEngelsdorp Breeding for lower defensive behavior      Greg Hunt        
SESSION                                                9 4:00 - 4:30 PM Exploring the Relationship between Varroa Mites, Viruses and Treatment Timing                                         Graham Parsons Queen health: evaluation of imported and local honey bee stock                               Patricia Wolf Veiga   Instrumental insemination of queens - demonstration                                                        Session 2                                                     (Same as Session 1)                                                        Krispn Given      
SESSION                                        10 4:30 - 5:00 PM National honey bee health survey in Canada: first year results                         Carlos Castillo Buckfast bee program in Ontario                                                      Paul Kelly        
Creelman Hall  6:00 - 9:30 PM EAS BANQUET