EAS 2014

EAS 2014



July 28 - August 1, 2014

Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky

Conference and Vendor Registration is open online.


In Eastern Kentucky, when we are excited about the future, we say “we are fixing” to do something or go somewhere.  This colloquialism implies that Kentuckians are problem-solving people, one reason I’ve been partial to using it.


“Esprit de Bee!” will be this years theme in honor of troops returning from Afghanistan and the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act.  Come to the lectures and hands on training from some the foremost honey bee experts in the world, such as Jennifer Berry, Dianna Sammataro, Micheal Palmer, Dewey Caron, Jeff Harris, Maryann Frazier, and Wyatt Mangum and a whole host of other local and international experts.

 Agriculture Development Team beekeepers, who will be on the program.  Come hear Dr. Nicola Bradbear, founder of Bees for Rural Development, talk about beekeeping programs in India and Africa.  Or listen to best-selling mystery writer-beekeeper Abigail Keam talk about her series, featuring beekeeper Josiah Reynolds in Death by a Honeybee, Death by Drowning, Death by Bridle, and Death by Bourbon.

Mosey on a self-guided bee tour to Shakertown, to Berea College student-run farms, to Dadant's Bee Above all, enjoy the uncommon ways our Commonwealth continues to enrich our beekeepers, both here and abroad.

Fascinating Topics

SunEarly Registration
MonShort Course 8:30am-4pm
Queen Production Course
TueShort Course 8:30am-4pm
Queen Production Course
Vendor Area Open
WedShort Course 8:30am-4pm
Main Conf. 8:30am-5pm
Vendor Area open
Square/contra dance
ThuMain Conf. 8:30am-5pm
Vendor Area open
Life Member Luncheon
EAS Auction - evening
FriMain Conf. 8:30am-5pm
Vendor Area open
EAS Banquet - evening

Lectures, Workshops, Hive Openings, Beekeeping Supplies, access to some the best experts in the world.

  • In the Apiary with the bee wranglers
  • Class on Queen production
  • Honey Bee Diseases
  • Top Bar Hives
  • Honey show
  • Master Beekeeping Certification
  • Honey Cookery and Meade making
  • Quilting Bees