EAS Speakers Preview | Rick Coor | NC

Rick Coor - NC


As a North Carolina micro-breeder, Rick Coor is a seasoned queen rearing beekeeper with fifteen years of experience. Queen rearing is the primary activity of Spring Bank Bee Farm, Inc, which is owned and operated by Rick and his son, Colin.

In 2018, Rick completed his fourth year as the president of the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association and was recognized as the NCSBA Beekeeper of the year. During his tenure, he initiated the NCSBA’s Apiculture Science Initiative with the goal of building a new honey bee research lab at NCSU and also the Born and Bred queen rearing program; a program to establish an in-state supply of honey bees and queens. He authored the Born and Bred text and continues to serve as one of the programs administrators and co-chairs. He is a North Carolina Master Beekeeper and a board member of the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc.

A lifelong learner, Rick graduated from East Carolina University in 1983 with a B.S. in Industrial Technology and from Wayne Community College in 2016 where he completed the HVAC technology program. He has professional experience as a public school teacher (1990-1995) and as a North Carolina building contractor (1996-2003). Rick is knowledgeable in the building trades and is a NATE certified HVAC technician. He owns and manages his apartment business when not working with his bees. Rick’s other interests include the history of the Carolinas, antique tractors and spending time with his horses.

Web Links

Bee Culture Magaine Article on NC Beekeepers Association  Learn some of the history in the beeculture.com article

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Monday 1:30 PM to 2:25 PM | Location: Rm. 102C
Determining The Status Of The Queen
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Monday 2:35 PM to 3:35 PM | Location: Rm. 102C
Mating Yard: Set Up & Maintenance
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Monday 4:05 PM to 5:00 PM | Location: Apiary
Queens In The Bee Yard
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Wednesday 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM | Location: Rm. 104B
North Carolina Born & Bred Queen Program
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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