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David MacFawn - SC

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David has kept bees in Maryland (Dark German bees), Virginia (Italian), North Carolina (Italian), Colorado (Russian), and South Carolina (Italian and Russian Hybrid). He is a North Carolina Master Craftsman Beekeeper (October 16, 1997), Co-Founded the South Carolina Master Beekeeping Program, awarded 1996 South Carolina Beekeeper of the Year, assisted Dr. Fell at Virginia Tech in the Virginia Master Beekeeping Program, Incorporated the South Carolina Beekeepers Association as a 501 C 3 Non-Profit Corporation, and published several (over 30) articles in the American Bee Journal and Bee Culture.

He currently publishes a monthly article in Bee Culture. David has published two books, and is the Co-Program Chair for Eastern Apicultural Society meeting in Greenville, SC, July 15-19, 2019



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Beekeeping Tips and Techniques for the Southeast United States, Beekeeping Finance  Full color 58 honey bee and related pictures. This book is for the beginner through advanced beekeeper. After 50 years of working with bees in mainly the southeastern United States, my aim in writing this book is to provide useful tips and techniques on bee keeping and production with special attention to its financial dimensions.
Getting The Best From Your Bees by David MacFawn / Chris Slade  Beekeeping programs in the United States have historically focused on theoretical test questions and answers but have not included extensive practical hive manipulation techniques. This book explores practical in-hive techniques that should be learned by at least an advanced beginner level, beekeeping year 2, and fully utilized by the Master Beekeeping level.
Autumn Management in the Southeast  

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Monday 9:35 AM to 10:30 AM | Location: Rm. 102A
Finances of Bees
| This talk will focus on understanding costs and revenues associated with a honey operation and the resulting tips and techniques for operations. Costs such as how much money is required to establish the honey operation, operating costs, how much should I charge for my particular size honey jar, impact of colony mortality, what is my total cost of the jar of honey and how much revenue can I realize for that jar of honey. Profitability of each jar and firm profitability will be discussed.

Thursday 8:30 AM to 8:45 AM | Location: Rm. 200 (Ballroom)
Opening And Introductions
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Thursday 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM | Location: Rm. 102B
Pollination Finance
| This talk will discuss pollination finance and the resulting tips and techniques for operating a pollination operation. Costs associated with pollination and the resulting profitability will be discussed.

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.

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