EAS Speakers Preview | Erin MacGregor-Forbes | ME

Erin MacGregor-Forbes - ME


Erin focuses her bekeeping teaching on practical and sustainable colony management, IPM strategies, and overwintering nucleus colonies. Erin’s passion is working with the bees own instincts and behaviors to create thriving colonies, and communicating those concepts to beekeepers who want to help their colonies maximize their potential. Erin has received three grants from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) to compare honey bee colony strength and survivability between nucleus and package started colonies. Erin speaks nationally on a variety of beekeeping topics particularly focused on northern sustainable beekeeping practices.

Erin MacGregor-Forbes is an EAS certified Master Beekeeper, and currently is Chairman of the Eastern Apicultural Society (her four year term expires at his meeting) and the Chief Financial Officer at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

She and her beekeeping business partner have about 150 hives near Portland Maine.

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Monday 1:30 PM to 2:25 PM | Location: Rm. 102B
Sustainability In Beekeeping
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New for 2019,

The job of recognizing and showcasing presenters is a big one for sure.
At EAS this year you have a choice of over 100 talks!

Add to that the honey show, demonstrations, vendors and you can image it is an undertaking to try to show that information. In previous years this has been painstakingly done by hand. Keystroke by keystroke. A labor of love for sure.

This year we switched to a 'dynamic' presentation. It will allow you to view the information in more ways and allow us to adjust in real time as we add new speakers and more excitement.

We revamped the presentation to use the whole page and larger text so it is easier to absorb.

One thing we really think you will appreciate is the ability to select a personal schedule! You can easily add a speakers talk to a list and have it on your smart device or print it and bring it along. Nice!

'But wait, there's more'.. you can now search on things like 'Honey' or 'Dewey' or 'Varroa' and find any talks that have your search terms.

We are also working with those who are coming to inform to let them add links and information to their information so that you (and they) can have more interaction and share information. It may a little slow to start but it will grow and we are excited to see what it becomes!

This year is version 1.0 and we realize that there is always room for improvement. There are some elements of past that haven't been completed yet (like the tv guide style presentation), but those features are on the list so know that we are working on them.

We welcome your feedback and really hope you enjoy what we hope is a more enjoyable way to see the excitement.

EAS Web Team