2017 Short Course
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2017 Short Course

2017 Short Course

The Short Course includes several one or two day mini-courses appropriate for beginner/hobbyist, intermediate Sideliner and for Advanced beekeeper interest. The presenters will include Larry Connor, popular author and Wicwas Press Publisher, Mike Embrey, Univ of Maryland Eastern Shore, Maryann Frazier, retired from Penn State University, Clarence Collison, Allan Hayes, Maryland MB, Landi Simone, New Jersey MB and a host of local experts and EAS Master beekeepers

The Short Course is held on Monday, Tuesday and overlaps the Main course on Wednesday.

 

Monday July 31 EAS Short Course
Schedule Subject to minor change

50 minute workshops

Pencader 117

Auditorium 125 (Clayton)

Pencader 115 A

Pencader 115 B

Pencader 106

 

BEEGinners Course

Mike Embrey Organizer

INTERMEDIATE

Course

Dave Priebe,

Organizer

Support (nuc)

Hives

Larry Connor, Organizer

Mite sampling & Control

Dewey Caron,

Organizer

ADVANCED

Course

Dewey Caron,

Organizer

8:30- 9:20

Brielle Hermstedt, DE

Honey Bee Biology

Frank Licata, PA.

Bringing Hives into Spring

Larry Connor, MI

Multiple uses of Nuc Hives

Dewey Caron, OR

Varroa sampling- Basics

Paul Dill, DE

Sustainability in Beekeeping

10 min Break

Break

Break

Break

Break

Break

9:30-10:20

Lindsay Barranco, MD

Starting your

Inspection Outside

Jon Zawislak, AR.

Bee Hive IPM Reducing Pesticide Dependence

Ed Karle, MA

Year-round Nucleus

Management

Steve Repasky, PA

Oxalic Acid in Varroa Management Plan

David Burns, IL

3 Most essential

Inspections - How to take needed Action

BREAK (30 min)

Break

Break

Break

Break

Break

11:00 – 11:50

Mike Embrey, MD.

Bee Hives, Bees & Apiaries

IN THE APIARY

w/ Dave, Frank and Jon

Steve Repasky, PA.

The Urban Nucleus Hive

Kelly Kulhanek, BIP student, MD. Sentinel Apiaries – real-time Colony Health Monitoring

Dave Priebe, NH Ecosystem Pressure on Bee Colonies

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

1:30-2:20

Dean Burroughs, MD Inspecting your livestock as they expand w/ the season

Landi Simone, NJ. Timing it- Managing Bees for Optimal Health & Honey Production

IN THE APIARY

Making & Managing Nucs

Nathalie Steinhauer, BIP student MD.

BIP Survey directs

colony Bee Health

Management Decisions

Tammy Horn, KY

Improving Bee

Forage

10 min break

Break

Break

Break

Break

Break

2:30-3:20

IN THE APIARY Practice with Mike, Dean & others

Dorinda Priebe, NH.

Integrated Colony Management The Perpetuality of a Bee Colony

Steve Repasky, PA.

Selling Nucleus Hives

Janet Brisson, CA

Chemical-free using Powdered Sugar, Drone Brood removal & Natural foundation

Ed Karle, MA

Value of a monthly apiary photo log – a 2 year record

30 min break

Break

Break

Break

Break

Break

3:50-5:00

Keith Tignor, VA.

Solving Problems for the new Beekeeper

Dave Burns, IL Essential late Summer & Fall Nutrition for winter survival

Larry Connor & Ed Karle Year-round Nucleus Hive Managements 

Katy Ciola, PA.

Penn State & UD mite control programs

Earl Hoffman, MI

Role of Microbials in Bee Management

4:30- 5:00  

Q & A

Q & A

 

IN THE APIARY

Mite Sampling & Control demo w/ Steve Repasky

Q & A

Evening Activity          

IN THE APIARY

     

 

Tuesday  Aug 1 Short Course (Con’t)  

YOGA

On dorm green

or Clayton

lobby

  
 

Pencader 117

Auditorium 125 (Clayton)

Pencader 115 A

Pencader 115 B

Townsend Hall

EAS Master Beekeeping Tests (AM Written test; AM/PM oral exam -by appointment) Townsend Hall

50 minute workshops

BEEGinners

Course

Intermediate

Course

Native Bees

Tm McMahon, Organizer

Apiary Inspectors

Microscopy

Don Coats, Organizer

8:30 – 9:20

Meghan McConnell, DE Starting new colonies

Frank Licata, PA. Varroa Biology & Control

Tim McMahon, Md. How Honey Bees differ from Natives

Don Hopkins, NC.

NC inspection practices

Don Coats

Prep info, Intro to microscopes

10 min break

Break

Break

Break

Break

Break

9:30-10:20

David Smith, MD. The Overwintering Challenge

Steve Repasky, PA. Swarm Biology and Behavior

Faith Kuehn, De. Farming with Native bees

Karen Roccasecca, PA

PA Inspection Services

(Con’t) Analysis of pollen   - bring honey & blooms

30 min break

Break

Break

Break

Break

Break

11:00-11:50

IN THE APIARY – Looking at seasonal development & feeding

Jon Zawislak, AR. Queens & Genes – bees adapting to new situations

Sam Droege, MD

Overview of 800

Eastern Native Bees – their relationships w/ Plants, Habitats & Conservation

Tammy Horn, KY

Sampling & Inspection in KY

(Con’t) easy Nosema spore counting & easy gut dissections

11:50-12:30

Bee Book

Authors

Clayton Lobby

  

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

1:30-2:20

Keith Tignor, VA. Keeping your Colony Healthy & Disease-free

IN THE APIARY

w/ Bee Wranglers

Grace Savoy Burke, DE Woodland Bee Project (Wild bees of forest patches)

Cybil Preston, MD The Md Inspection program

(Con’t)

Don Coats

Bee Anatomy Necroscopy

10 min break

Break

Break

Break

Break

Break

3:00-6:00

Honey Entries

Clayton Hall

Lobby

  

2:30-3:20

Dean Burroughs, MD Marketing Honey Locally

Vince Aloyo, PA

Role of Pheromones in Colony Communication

Kim Flottum, OH

Nutrition – its about the numbers

Meghan McConnell, DE State Apiarist

DE apiary program

(Con’t) Advanced topics

Cell staining

Cell Pathology

30 min break

Break

Break

Break

Break

Break

3:50-4:40

Mike Embrey. MD

Wrap up – what do you still need to know?

Frank Licata, PA

Creating a Sustainable Apiary

Wrap up Dave

Priebe

Dean Burroughs, MD Transitioning from hobbyist to sideline Beekeeping

Keith Tignor, VA

Inspection program in VA

(Con’t)

Don Coats Advanced topics wrap up

4:40-5:20

 

 

Debbie Delaney, DE Making beeswax flowers

  

Evening Activities

BEE Jeopardy

w/ Howland Blackiston

In Clayton Lobby

  
 

Next Generation

W/ Sarah Laird

Site TBA

  

Short Course registrants welcomed at Wednesday Conference     Program

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