EAS 2019 | Talks & Sessions - Broken out by day

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Monday





  8:30 AM to 9:25 AM

  

Speaker Title Beekeeping Basics: What Do You Absolutely Need?

        Beginner | Walt Perrin | Rm. 104A
  

Speaker Title What do you absolutely nee?

    Do you really want to keep bees? If so, then we will discuss what is needed and why.
        Beginner | Walter Perrin | Rm. 104A
  

Speaker Title To be a beekeeper or not.

    Do you really want to keep bees? If so, then we will discuss what is needed and why.
        Beginner | Walter Perrin | Rm. 104A
  

Speaker Title Challenges of Changing Beekeeping

        Intermediate | Stephen Repasky | Rm. 104B
  

Speaker Title Profitable Bee Business: Honey Packaging and Labeling

        Advanced | Fred Proni | Rm. 102A
  

Speaker Title The Enigma Of Nosema: Exploring Our Understanding Of An Invisible Disease

        Intermediate-Advanced | Dorinda Priebe | Rm. 102B
  

Speaker Title Using Queen Castles To Increase Honey Production

        Queen & Colony Managment | George McAllister | Rm. 102C


  9:25 AM to 9:35 AM

  

Speaker Title 10 Minute Morning Stretch All Tracks

        All Tracks | EAS | TBD


  9:35 AM to 10:30 AM

  

Speaker Title Bee Basics: Starting A New Hive

        Beginner | Jennifer Lund | Rm. 104A
  

Speaker Title The Frame Game

    We all run into the problem eventually. As a beekeeper, most of us will eventually acquire equipment that will cause problems when working in the bee yard. This talk will cover the nuances of hive equipment design that will lead to challenges and uncover the details that will trip you up. Strategies to avoid difficulties will be discussed and along the way some ideas to solve problems that already exist because of the equipment you still want to use. In the end we will hope to teach you how not to lose at the frame game.
        Intermediate | Kevin Inglin | Rm. 104B
  

Speaker Title Finances of Bees

    This talk will focus on understanding costs and revenues associated with a honey operation and the resulting tips and techniques for operations. Costs such as how much money is required to establish the honey operation, operating costs, how much should I charge for my particular size honey jar, impact of colony mortality, what is my total cost of the jar of honey and how much revenue can I realize for that jar of honey. Profitability of each jar and firm profitability will be discussed.
        Advanced | David MacFawn | Rm. 102A
  

Speaker Title Beekeeping Agrotourism

        Intermediate-Advanced | Kerry Owen | Rm. 102B
  

Speaker Title Classic Doolittle Cell Building Discussion

    Discussion and Demonstration in Apiary
        Queen & Colony Managment | Greg Rogers | Apiary


  10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

  

Speaker Title 30 Minute Morning Breather All Tracks

        All Tracks | EAS | TBD


  11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

  

Speaker Title Go To Apiary

        Beginner | Apiary | Apiary
  

Speaker Title To Feed Or Not To Feed: Why, When and How

        Intermediate | Landi Simone | Rm. 104B
  

Speaker Title Appalachian Beekeeping Collctive of West Virginia

        Advanced | Cindy Bee | Rm. 102A
  

Speaker Title Honey Bee Waste Management

        Intermediate-Advanced | Walt Perrin | Rm. 102B
  

Speaker Title Treat Smarter & Feed More: Surviving The Age Of Mite Bombs & Severe Weather

        Queen & Colony Managment | Greg Rogers | Rm. 102C
  

Speaker Title Bee Basics: Beginners

        Apiary | David Weir | Apiary


  12:00 AM to 1:30 PM

  

Speaker Title Lunch

        All Tracks | EAS | TBD


  1:30 PM to 2:25 PM

  

Speaker Title Determining The Status Of The Queen

        Queen Rearing | Rick Coor | Rm. 102C
  

Speaker Title Basics Of Bee Biology

        Beginner | Cindy Hodges | Rm. 104A
  

Speaker Title Bee Basics

        Intermediate | David Weir | Apiary
  

Speaker Title Producing & Processing Honey

        Advanced | Danny Cannon | Rm. 102A
  

Speaker Title Sustainability In Beekeeping

        Intermediate-Advanced | Erin MacGregor-Forbes | Rm. 102B


  2:25 PM to 2:30 PM

  

Speaker Title 10 Minute Afternoon Stretch All Tracks

        All Tracks | EAS | TBD


  2:35 PM to 3:35 PM

  

Speaker Title Mating Yard: Set Up & Maintenance

        Queen Rearing | Rick Coor | Rm. 102C
  

Speaker Title Reading Brood/Honey Frames

        Beginner | Staci Siler | Rm. 104A
  

Speaker Title Pollination

        Intermediate | Glenn Tyler | Rm. 104B
  

Speaker Title Bee Products

        Advanced | Landi Simone | Rm. 102A
  

Speaker Title Strategies For Success With Brood Nest Configuration

        Intermediate-Advanced | David Arnal | Rm. 102B
  

Speaker Title Monitoring For Varroa In The Bee Yard

        Apiary | Brad Cavin | Apiary


  3:35 PM to 4:05 PM

  

Speaker Title 30 Minute Afternoon Breather All Tracks

        All Tracks | EAS | TBD


  4:05 PM to 5:00 PM

  

Speaker Title Queen Castles For Honey Production

        Queen Rearing | George McAllister | Rm. 102C
  

Speaker Title Putting It All Together: Disscustion Panel Of 3

        Beginner | Walt Perrin | Rm. 104A
  

Speaker Title Should You Incorporate?

        Intermediate | Justin Kay | Rm. 104B
  

Speaker Title How To Find Good Nectar Harvests

        Advanced | Danny Cannon | Rm. 102A
  

Speaker Title Splits & Varroa

        Intermediate-Advanced | Bill Hesbach | Rm. 102B
  

Speaker Title Queens In The Bee Yard

        Apiary | Rick Coor | Apiary

 

Tuesday





  8:30 AM to 9:25 AM

  

Speaker Title Into Queen Rearing

        Queen Rearing | Jen Berry | Rm. 102B
  

Speaker Title Master Beekeeper Exam - Written

        Master Beekeeper | Master Bee Keeper | 201
  

Speaker Title Challenges: Keeping Bees In Proximity Of People, Family & Animals

        Beginner | Stephen Repasky | Rm. 104A
  

Speaker Title Apairy Part II

        Intermediate | Apiary |
  

Speaker Title Varroa Sampling

        Advanced | Meghan McConnell | Rm. 102A


  9:25 AM to 9:35 AM

  

Speaker Title 10 Minute Morning Stretch

        All Tracks | EAS | TBD


  9:35 AM to 10:30 AM

  

Speaker Title Into Queen Rearing (Continued)

        Queen Rearing | Jen Berry | Apiary
  

Speaker Title Master Beekeeper - Written Exam (continued to 12:30) Oral Exams Begin

        Master Beekeeper | Master Bee Keeper | 201
  

Speaker Title Seasonal Management

        Beginner | Glenn Tyler | Rm. 104A
  

Speaker Title Nucs, The Next Step EAS MB

        Intermediate | Bob Kloss | Rm. 104B
  

Speaker Title Miticide Application: Do's and Don'ts

        Advanced | Lewis Cauble | Rm. 102A


  10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

  

Speaker Title 30 Minute Morning Breather All Tracks

        All Tracks | EAS |


  11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

  

Speaker Title Jen Berry On Queens (Continued)

        Queen Rearing | Jen Berry | Rm. 102B
  

Speaker Title Starting With Bees: Smoker and Hive Tool Basics

        Beginner | Jennifer Lund | Apiary
  

Speaker Title Handling Bees With An Attitude

        Intermediate | Steve Genta | Rm. 104B
  

Speaker Title Using A Resource Hive

        Advanced | Dewey Caron | Rm. 102A


  11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

  

Speaker Title Master Beekeeper - Written Exam (continued) PLUS Oral Exams

        Master Beekeeper | Master Bee Keeper | 201


  12:00 AM to 1:30 PM

  

Speaker Title Lunch

        All Tracks | EAS | TBD


  1:30 PM to 2:25 PM

  

Speaker Title Intro To Queen Rearing (Continued)

        Queen Rearing | Jen Berry | Rm. 102B
  

Speaker Title Benefitting from Beginner Beekeeper Blunders

  Recap of those things we all do and need learn from
        Beginner | Landi Simone | Rm. 104A
  

Speaker Title Teaching Apiaries Using MP3s and BMPs

        Intermediate | Meghan McConnell | Rm. 104B
  

Speaker Title Safety And Biomechanics In The Bee Yard

        Advanced | Mary Cahill-Roberts | Rm. 102A
  

Speaker Title Nucs And Splits

        Apiary | James Alverson | Apiary


  1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

  

Speaker Title Master Beekeeper Exam - Oral Exams

  Two Sessions | First Session is 1:30-2:25 | Second Session is 2:35-3:30
        Master Beekeeper | Master Bee Keeper | 201


  2:25 PM to 2:35 PM

  

Speaker Title 10 Minute Afternoon Stretch

        All Tracks | EAS |


  2:35 PM to 3:30 PM

  

Speaker Title Intro To Queen Rearing (Wrap Up Session)

        Queen Rearing | Jen Berry | Rm. 102B
  

Speaker Title Mites 101

        Beginner | Lewis Cauble | Rm. 104A
  

Speaker Title Safety & Sanitation in The Apiary And Honey House

        Intermediate | Danny Cannon | Rm. 104B
  

Speaker Title Thermoregulation And The Condensing Colony

        Advanced | Bill Hesbach | Rm. 102A
  

Speaker Title Top Bar Hives

        Apiary | Chris Rucker | Apiary


  3:30 PM to 4:00 PM

  

Speaker Title 30 Minute Afternoon Breather All Tracks

        All Tracks | EAS | TBD


  4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

  

Speaker Title Local Selection

        Queen Rearing | EAS | Rm. 102B
  

Speaker Title Putting It All Together (Discussion)

        Beginner | Jennifer Lund | Rm. 104A
  

Speaker Title Bee Cutouts & Transfers

        Intermediate | Cindy Bee | Rm. 104B
  

Speaker Title Comb honey : An added value product from the Apiary.

        Advanced | Mary Cahill-Roberts | Rm. 102A
  

Speaker Title Apiary Discussion

        Apiary | Apiary | Apiary

Wednesday





  7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

  

Speaker Title Registration - Open All Day

        All Tracks | EAS | TBD


  8:30 AM to 8:45 AM

  

Speaker Title EAS Conference Opening & Introductions - Buddy May, SC Presiding

        All Tracks | Buddy May | Rm. 200 (Ballroom)


  8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  

Speaker Title Master Beekeeper - Lab Test

        Master Beekeeper | Master Bee Keeper | 201


  8:45 AM to 9:15 AM

  

Speaker Title Best Management Practices

        Keynote | Dewey Caron | Rm. 200 (Ballroom)


  9:15 AM to 9:45 AM

  

Speaker Title Honey Bee Health Coalition

        Keynote | Matthew Mullica | Rm. 200 (Ballroom)


  9:45 AM to 10:45 AM

  

Speaker Title Oxalic Acid Trials - (And Tribulations) Go With What We Know Works

        Keynote | Jen Berry | Rm. 200 (Ballroom)


  10:45 AM to 11:15 AM

  

Speaker Title 30 Minute Morning Breather

        All Tracks | EAS | TBD


  10:45 AM to 5:00 PM

  

Speaker Title Master Beekeeper - Field Test

        Master Beekeeper | Master Bee Keeper | Apiary


  11:15 AM to 12:00 PM

  

Speaker Title Spell Bee - 51 Years Later - I Am Still Learning

  Special Invited Presentation
        Keynote | Mike Gardner | Rm. 200 (Ballroom)


  12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

  

Speaker Title Lunch

        All Tracks | EAS | TBD


  1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

  

Speaker Title Future Of Microbials

        Microbes - Flight | Jay Evans | Rm. 104A
  

Speaker Title North Carolina Born & Bred Queen Program

        Focused on Bees | Rick Coor | Rm. 104B
  

Speaker Title Foulbrood Disease In Honey Bee Colonies

        Honey Bee Health | Meghan Milbrath | Rm. 102A
  

Speaker Title Encouraging Propolis Collection for Healthier Bees

        Beekeeping | Cindy Hodges | Rm. 102B
  

Speaker Title Beekeeping In The Era Of Zika

        Zika and Bees | David Arnal | Rm. 102C


  2:30 PM to 3:00 PM

  

Speaker Title 30 Minute Afternoon Breather All Tracks

        All Tracks | EAS | TBD


  3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  

Speaker Title What We Need To Know About Bee Viruses

        Microbes - Flight | Lewis Bartlett | Rm. 104A
  

Speaker Title New Hampshire Honey Bee Diagnostic Network

        Focused on Bees | Dave Priebe | Rm. 104B
  

Speaker Title Small Scale Apiary - 5 to 15 Colonies..

        Beekeeping | James Alverson | Rm. 102B
  

Speaker Title Pesticide Issues in South Carolina

        Zika and Bees | Brad Cavin | Rm. 102C
  

Speaker Title Beekeepers As Enviromental Advocates

        Honey Bee Health | Stuart Anderson | Rm. 102A


  4:00 PM to 4:10 PM

  

Speaker Title 10 Minute Afternoon Stretch All Tracks

        All Tracks | EAS | TBD


  4:10 PM to 5:10 PM

  

Speaker Title Honey Bee Flight & Sexual Reproduction

        Microbes - Flight | Bill Hesbach | Rm. 104A
  

Speaker Title Reaching Unique Beekeepers

        Focused on Bees | Wes Bommer | Rm. 104B
  

Speaker Title Comparison Of Four Managment Systems

        Honey Bee Health | Justin Kay | Rm. 102A
  

Speaker Title Appalachian Beekeeping Collective

        Beekeeping | Cindy Bee | Rm. 102B
  

Speaker Title Bee Toxic Pesticides Impact On Forage, Mosquito Ctrl & Stakeholder Comms

        Zika and Bees | Michele Colopy | Rm. 102C


  6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

  

Speaker Title Dinner: Hilton Hotel

  See your registration for details - must be paid in advance. Cash Bar Available
        All Tracks | EAS |

Thursday





  7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

  

Speaker Title Registration - Open All Day

        All Tracks | EAS | TBD


  8:30 AM to 8:45 AM

  

Speaker Title Opening And Introductions

        All Tracks | David MacFawn | Rm. 200 (Ballroom)


  8:45 AM to 9:40 AM

  

Speaker Title 2 Million Blossoms - Protecting Our Pollinators

        Keynote | Kirsten Traynor | Rm. 200 (Ballroom)


  9:40 AM to 9:50 AM

  

Speaker Title 10 Minute Morning Stretch All Tracks

        All Tracks | EAS | TBD


  9:50 AM to 10:40 AM

  

Speaker Title USDA - Genes, Germs And Stress: Helping Bees To Help Themselves

        Keynote | Jay Evans | Rm. 200 (Ballroom)


  10:40 AM to 11:10 AM

  

Speaker Title 30 Minute Morning Breather All Tracks

        All Tracks | EAS | TBD


  11:10 AM to 12:00 PM

  

Speaker Title Solving Problems At The Intersection Bee Foraging & Pesticide Application

  Hambleton Award Winner
        Award Winner | Reed Johnson | Rm. 200 (Ballroom)


  12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

  

Speaker Title Lunch

        All Tracks | EAS | TBD


  1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

  

Speaker Title Varroa Mite Impacts On Queen Quality And Genetic Diversity In The Hawaiian Islands

        Award Winners | Lauren Rusert | Rm. 104A
  

Speaker Title Small Hive Beetle A To Z

        Honey Bee Health | Mike Hood | Rm. 104B
  

Speaker Title Good Science In Your Backyard: How To Test New Products For Varroa Control

        Keynoters Encore | Kirsten Traynor | Rm. 102A
  

Speaker Title Pollination Finance

  This talk will discuss pollination finance and the resulting tips and techniques for operating a pollination operation. Costs associated with pollination and the resulting profitability will be discussed.
        Pollination | David MacFawn | Rm. 102B
  

Speaker Title Honey Show Judging Results: Why Winners Won..

        Honey Show | Steve Genta | Rm. 202B
  

Speaker Title Open Apiary - With Bee Wrangler

        Apiary | Apiary | Apiary


  2:30 PM to 3:00 PM

  

Speaker Title 30 Minute Afternoon Breather All Tracks

        All Tracks | EAS | TBD


  3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  

Speaker Title Polyandry - The Neglected Step Brother Of Bee Breeding

        Award Winners | Keith Delaplane | Rm. 104A
  

Speaker Title The Enigma Of Nosema: Exploring Our Understanding Of An Invisible Disease

        Honey Bee Health | Dorinda Priebe | Rm. 104B
  

Speaker Title Novel Control Strategies For Bee Viruses

        Keynoters Encore | Jay Evans | Rm. 102A
  

Speaker Title Pollination in South Carolina

        Pollination | Wes Bommer | Rm. 102B
  

Speaker Title Small Hive Beetle In Practice

        Apiary | Mike Hood | Apiary


  4:00 PM to 4:10 PM

  

Speaker Title 10 Minute Afternoon Stretch All Tracks

        All Tracks | EAS | TBD


  4:10 PM to 5:10 PM

  

Speaker Title Beyond Honey Bees: A World of Other Pollinators

  Apis meliffera may be our favorites, but they just one of the many thousands of pollinator species in the world around us. This lighthearted talk will present an overview some of the many other birds, bees, bats, beetles and other small things that help keep nature blooming.
        Pollination | Jon Zawislak | Rm. 102B
  

Speaker Title An Overview Of Honey Bee Pesticide Testing & Regulatory Toxicology

        Award Winners | Reed Johnson | Rm. 104A
  

Speaker Title Bee Sex And Neonicotinoids

        Honey Bee Health | Geoff Williams | Rm. 104B
  

Speaker Title Splits For Swarm Control

        Keynoters Encore | Meghan Milbrath | Rm. 102A
  

Speaker Title Testing For Nosema: Show & Tell

        Apiary | Dorinda Priebe | Apiary


  6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

  

Speaker Title Dinner - Hilton Hotel

  See registration for details - Must be paid in advance - Cash Bar Available .. Appreciation Dinner & Auction (In addition, the honey show winners will be announced)
        All Tracks | EAS | TBD

Friday





  8:30 AM to 8:35 AM

  

Speaker Title Opening & Introductions

        All Tracks | Dewey Caron | Rm. 200 (Ballroom)


  8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

  

Speaker Title Registration - Open Until Noon

        TBD | EAS | Foyer


  8:35 AM to 9:35 AM

  

Speaker Title The Greatest Generation: Protecting Our Winter Bees

  In the summer, a honey bee colony is like a flowing river - new bees move in, and old bees die off. The colony grows as individuals change over. During winter, however, this flow of bees stops. A single generation is responsible for getting the colony through the most difficult season. These bees store food, create their own heat, and raise the first generations of spring bees to start the cycle again. We will talk about the winter bee - why are they special, why they struggle, and how we can help this extra important generation
        Keynote | Meghan Milbrath | Rm. 200 (Ballroom)


  9:35 AM to 10:25 AM

  

Speaker Title What BeeInformed Survey Says About Bee Health

        Keynote | Geoff Williams | Rm. 200 (Ballroom)


  10:25 AM to 10:50 AM

  

Speaker Title 25 Minute Morning Breather All Tracks

  Last chance to visit vendors!!
        All Tracks | EAS | TBD


  10:50 AM to 11:10 AM

  

Speaker Title EAS 2020 - An Introduction to Maine

        TBD | Peggy McLaughlin | Rm. 200 (Ballroom)


  11:10 AM to 11:30 AM

  

Speaker Title Honey Princess Report

        All Tracks | Nicole Medina | Rm. 200 (Ballroom)


  11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

  

Speaker Title EAS Business Meeting

  Open Meeting - All invited to attend
        All Tracks | EAS | Rm. 200 (Ballroom)


  1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

  

Speaker Title It's All About 'Jeans' (DNA)

        Honey Bee Health | Fleming Mattox | Rm. 104B
  

Speaker Title Stressor Interactions: When Parasites & Pesticides Collide

        Award Winners | Geoff Williams | Rm. 104A
  

Speaker Title Beekeeping In Lithuania

        Bees Around The Globe | David Arnal | Rm. 102A
  

Speaker Title Lighter Side Of Beekeeping

        Our Hosts | Mike Hood | Rm. 102B
  

Speaker Title Last Chance To Visit The Apiary

        Apiary | Apiary | Apiary


  2:30 PM to 3:00 PM

  

Speaker Title 30 Minute Afternoon Breather All Tracks

  Last break for the conference.. those who have honey show entries should be picking up during this break.
        All Tracks | EAS | TBD


  3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  

Speaker Title Beekeeping In Paridise

        Award Winners | Lauren Rusert | Rm. 104A
  

Speaker Title What Bees In Nature Can Teach Us About Colony Health

        Honey Bee Health | Keith Delaplane | Rm. 104B
  

Speaker Title Beekeeping Support in Malawi

        Bees Around The Globe | Bob Kloss | Rm. 102A
  

Speaker Title Master Beekeeper Exam Reviews

        Master Beekeeper | Deb Delaney | Rm. 101A


  4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

  

Speaker Title Honey As Medicine: What Does The Science Say?

        Keynoters Encore | Kirsten Traynor | Rm. 104A
  

Speaker Title Common Beekeeper Mistakes

  We've all made mistakes in the bee yard. Some were minor, others may have cost us colonies. Good beekeepers learn from their mistakes. Better beekeepers try to learn from others' mistakes.
        Honey Bee Health | Jon Zawislak | Rm. 104B
  

Speaker Title Audience Sharing Of Bee Travel Stories

        Bees Around The Globe | EAS | Rm. 102A
  

Speaker Title Exhibit to Experience – Discovery Place Nature’s Honey Bee Program

  Discovery Place Nature is a small museum in Charlotte that focuses on interpreting the flora and fauna of the Carolinas. A few years ago, an opportunity was presented to the director to bring awareness about the role of honeybees in our environment. Join Discovery Place Nature Director Marvin Bouknight to learn how the museum took the idea of an observation hive exhibit and turned it into a thriving experience for our visitors that goes beyond just an exhibit element. Learn how the collaborative efforts of the museum, a couple of college scholars, a bee-centric business, and members of a passionate local beekeepers club exceeded expectations and is paving the way for some bold ideas for the future of Discovery Place Nature’s bee program!
        Our Hosts | Marvin Bouknight | Rm. 102B


  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  

Speaker Title Banquet - Hilton Hotel

  Master Beekeeper Awards and Thanks.. Bee Tales.. Dewey Caron
        All Tracks | Dewey Caron | Hilton Hotel