EAS 2015
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EAS 2015

August 10-14, 2015
University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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Join us for our annual conference where there will be over 100 sessions to choose from or you can hang around with some of the most experienced beekeeping minds to be found anywhere. Not just the presenters but some of the most interesting attendees from an unbelievably diverse representation of the industry.

Link to Lani Simne's talk

The Ontario team is working hard to make 2015 a year to remember. Les Eccles, from our world respected OBA Tech Transfer Team, will be looking after the short course program. Ernesto Guzman, one of our top researchers in the country, is responsible for our conference program.  In addition to the excellent seminars there will be fun events, e.g. Pig Roast, Auctions (including the famous Queen Auction), Tech Tour (visit to commercial bee operations, Niagara Falls, meadery, butterfly conservatory and more), and Annual Banquet.  Want to become a Master Beekeeper?  Then this is the place for you.

Emerging Issues in Pollinator Health: On Wednesday evening (7:30 pm, Aug 12) there will be a special panel discussion addressing some of the emerging issues in pollinator health and agriculture. This will include the status and importance of pollinators in Ontario and worldwide; the results and strategies of monitoring programs in Europe (Italy) and some of the recent agricultural trends including neonicotinoid seed treatments. This panel is of particular interest given the recent regulatory action in Ontario on treated seeds and the opportunity to balance IPM in agriculture and the multiple stressors in pollinators that must be addressed.

Speakers

Mark Winston, Robert E. Page Jr., Phil Craft, Robert Currie, Ernesto Guzman, Pierre Giovenazzo,Tammy Horn, Zachary Huang, Greg Hunt, Doug McRory, Heather Mattila, Medhat Nasr, Gard Otis, Steve Pernal, Nigel Raine, and many, many more.

 
Sun Registration 3:00-7:00 PM
Mon Registration 7:30 AM-4:00 PM
Short Course 8:00 AM-4:15 PM
Beeyard open all day
Bee Olympics 4:30-5:30 PM
 Tue Registration 7:30 AM-4:00 PM
Short Course 8:30 AM-4:15 PM
Beeyard open all day
Vendors 10:00 AM-4:15 PM
Propolis, Etc...
   BBQ & Social 5:30 PM
 Wed Registration 7:30 AM-5:00 PM
Short Course 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Conference 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Vendors 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Panel Discussion - Emerging
   Issues in Pollinator Health
   7:30-9:30 PM
 Thu Registration 8:00-9:30 AM
Vendors Closed
Tech Tour 9:00 AM-5:30 PM
Dinner, Social & Auction
   5:30-9:30 PM
   @Dutchman's Gold
   & Tuckamore Bee Company
 Fri Registration 8:30 AM-Noon
Conference 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Vendors 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Banquet & Awards Ceremony
   6:00-9:30 PM

Workshops include:


Technical Tour (Thursday)

Full day bus tour featuring Niagara Butterfly Conservatory, and meadery, and two of Ontarios largest commercial apiaries. Tech Tour attendees can sign up for a free BBQ with queen auction and live entertainment that evening (limited to first 350 who register). 

There is just so much to do in the Ontario area. Bring your family and drop them off at the Falls—I mean, take the elevator to the bottom of the Falls for a Misty sail around the bottom of the falls. And, Niagara Falls is for lovers—so why not check out one of those heart-shaped beds, saunas, and be pampered for a second honeymoon? For the more financially savvy, there are casinos around the area, and you can easily double or triple your beekeeping profits or losses.

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