EAS Speakers Preview | Meghan Milbrath | MI

Meghan Milbrath - MI


Dr. Meghan Milbrath began working bees with her father as a child over 20 years ago, and now owns and manages The Sand Hill Apiary, a small livestock and queen rearing operation in Munith, Michigan.

She studied biology at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, and received degrees in public health from Tulane University and the University of Michigan, where she focused on environmental health sciences and disease transmission risk. Meghan worked as a postdoctoral research associate under Zachary Huang at Michigan State University, studying nosema disease, and is currently an academic specialist at MSU, where she does honey bee and pollinator research and extension and is the coordinator of the Michigan Pollinator Initiative.

Meghan is active in multiple beekeeping organizations, writes for multiple beekeeping journals, and speaks about bees all over the country.

She currently runs the Northern Bee Network, a directory and resource site dedicated to supporting queen producers, and she is passionate about keeping and promoting healthy bees.

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The Sand Hill Apiary  The Sand Hill Apiary, a small livestock and queen rearing operation in Munith, Michigan
the Northern Bee Network  The Northern Bee Network is an organization designed to support beekeepers in the Northern States by promoting collaboration between beekeepers and by providing resources for more sustainable beekeeping.

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Wednesday 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM | Location: Rm. 102A
Foulbrood Disease In Honey Bee Colonies
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Thursday 4:10 PM to 5:10 PM | Location: Rm. 102A
Splits For Swarm Control
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Friday 8:35 AM to 9:35 AM | Location: Rm. 200 (Ballroom)
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

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