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April 2014

Apr 5

ILLINOIS - Univ of Illinois Short Course

Saturday
University of Illinois Short Course
Bees and Beekeeping
Saturday
April 5, 2014

Lectures, hands-on workshops, and informal discussions on:
*Pesticides & Bees
*Bee Anatomy
*Bee Diseases, Parasites and Pests
*Colony Collapse Disorder
*Bee Nutrition
*Bee Health
*Breeding & Genetics
*Swarm control
*Sting allergies
*Wintering in the Midwest
*Pollination

*Beginners Track: introduction to beekeeping and colony management
*Advanced Track: queen rearing

INSTRUCTORS: Prof. Gene Robinson, Prof. May Berenbaum, and Members of the University of Illinois Bee Research Facility staff

GUEST INSTRUCTOR: Randy Oliver, owner and operator of Golden West Apiaries and frequent contributor to American Bee Journal.

LOCATION: Bee Research Facility and Institute for Genomic Biology?both new, state-of-the-art buildings. Includes specially designed environmental chambers for hands-on bee work indoors! Those choosing to participate in the hands-on work must bring and wear their own protective veils, suits, or gloves. Non-participants can view from outside the flight cage.

FEE: $100 includes course materials and refreshments

DATES & TIMES: April 5, 9:00 a.m. ? 6:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION: Phone: (217) 265-7614 Email: lcundiff@illinois.edu

Or write/send your name, address, phone number, email, and check to:
c/o Tish Cundiff
University of Illinois
Institute for Genomic Biology
1206 W. Gregory, Room 2414
Urbana, IL 61801

LIMITED TO 50 PARTICIPANTS, SO REGISTER EARLY!

Sponsored by:
Dept. of Entomology, University of Illinois
School of Integrative Biology, University of Illinois
Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois
Dadant and Sons
lcundiff@illinois.edu


Apr 5

WV Beekeepers Spring Conference

Saturday
WV Beekeepers Spring Conference,
Sat., April 5th in Fairmont, WV.

Eight hour program features two main speakers, Kim Flottum and Dr. Jeff Harris. $15 pre-registration
includes sit-down dinner, choice of six breakout sessions and door prizes. Information and registration contact Nancy at 304- 366-9938 or www.lpostlethwait@aol.com
www.lpostlethwait@aol.com


Apr 12

Connecticut

Saturday
April 12, 2014: (at Woodbury Senior
Center, Main St. S. Woodbury, CT)

Speaker: Chris Harp - Background - Long-time beekeeper - maintains bees for institutions and private parties.
Morning session: ?Why natural beekeeping matters.?
Afternoon session: ?Apiary service: Helping honey bees and beekeepers.

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June 7, 2014: (at Lockwood Farms
Hamden, CT)
Speaker: Sam Comfort of Anarchy Apiaries - Background - Won his first 7 hives in a poker game.?
Morning session: ?Swarming the state: Anarchy Apiaries.?
Afternoon session: ?Alternative hives for alternative minds.?
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October 18, 2014: (at Woodbury Senior
Center, Main St. S. Woodbury, CT)

Speaker: Marina Marchese - Background - Author of The Accidental Beekeeper and her new book with Kim Flottum, The Honey Connoisseur.
Morning session: ?The Honey Connoisseur: Tasting the Terroir of American Honey?
Afternoon session: ?Honey bee lessons from an accidental beekeeper?


Apr 12

Basic Beginning Beekeeping Courses

Saturday
Basic Beginning Beekeeping Courses will be held at LONG LANE HONEY BEE FARMS in Fairmount, IL on the following Saturdays: March 22, and April 12. Classes are taught by Certified Master Beekeeper David Burns, Sheri Burns, and other guests and staff members.


Apr 12

Beekeeping for Beginners-Wisconsin

Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
You are invited to attend one of our ?Beekeeping for Beginners? classes to be held at the Dane Co. Extension Building, 5201 Fen Oak Dr, Madison, WI 53718. Saturday classes will repeat on Feb. 22, March 29, April 12 and May 10, 2014, running from 9am - 4pm. This class is for those with no experience at all in beekeeping. We will touch on everything you need to know for your first year. The fee of $50 covers a full day of classes, handouts, free sample journals and catalogs, and props galore for you to handle. To register, contact Jeanne Hansen at 608-244-5094 or jeanniealabeannie@yahoo.com.
jeanniealabeannie@yahoo.com


Apr 19

Beekeeping Workshop Alstead, NH

Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Charles Andros, former NH/VT Apiary Inspector, will hold a beekeeping workshop from 1-3:30 PM on Saturday, April 19, at 18 MacLean Road, Alstead, NH 03602. Look for the ?BEE? sign on the south side of Walpole Valley Road. Topics of discussion will be early spring management: locating apiaries, equipment, handling bees, feeding syrup and supplements, making nuclei, reversing, and requeening. Bring a veil, if you have one, as we shall be opening some colonies. We?ll be inside if it is a rainy day. Registration required. email:lindenap@gmail.com or call 603-756-9056.
lindenap@gmail.com


Apr 26

Second Step Beekeeping - Wisconsin

Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
You are invited to attend our ?Second Step Beekeeping? class to be held at the Dane Co. Extension Building, 5201 Fen Oak Dr, Madison, WI 53718. The class will repeat on Saturdays, March 15, and April 26, 2014 from 9 am - 4 pm. This class is for those who have kept bees one year, and now find themselves with many additional questions, and a feeling there is more to know. The fee of $50 covers a full day of classes, handouts, free sample journals and catalogs, and plenty of time to cover your personal questions. To register, contact Jeanne Hansen at 608-244-5094 or jeanniealabeannie@yahoo.com.
jeanniealabeannie@yahoo.com


Apr 27

NY - Long Island Beekeepers Club Annual Board Meeting

Sunday
The Long Island Beekeepers Club will be holding their annual Board Meeting on Sunday April 27th. It will be held 2pm to 4pm at The Frank Brush Barn located at 211 E main St. Smithtown, NY. For further information contact us at http://longislandbeekeepers.org or 631-265-8249
www.longislandbeekeepers.org


Apr 28

Collapsing Beekeeper Disorder: How to Save Beekeepers and the Planet - NY

Monday
Rochester Beekeepers April 28 2014, 7-9p, Collapsing Beekeeper Disorder: How to Save Beekeepers and the Planet - Peter Seiling ; He'll also cover some serious topics, including making and setting up bait hives and making bee hives. Peter has been a beekeeper for 35 years. He is a frequent contributor to Bee Culture magazine and has written several books, including the Hive Making Manual and A Bee's Guide to Managing Beekeepers.
Monroe County Cooperative Extension 249 Highland Ave Rochester NY 14620; RochesterBeekeepers.com

Thank you!
-Pat Bono, 585-820-6619, rochesterbeekeepers@gmail.com

rochesterbeekeepers@gmail.com
www.RochesterBeekeepers.com


Apr 29

Back Yard Beekeepers Association -Connecticut

Tuesday
Each month we have timely weekend hands-on inspection workshops, bee school, mentor program and more. Please check our web site for the dates and locations or more information at www.backyardbeekeepers.com

Meetings are at 7:30 PM in the Norfield Congregational Church in the Community Room on Norfield Road in Weston, Connecticut. At 6:30 PM there is a NewBees meeting for beginning beekeepers and WannaBees youth group meeting.

BYBA 2014 Speaker Schedule:
April 29, Erin Forbes results from her SARE grant, Local vs. Imported
May 27, May Berenbaum on Pesticides & Bees
June 24, Dinner Meeting
September 30, Christina Grozinger honey bee health & bee pheromone communication
October 28, Chris Harp & Grai Rice St. Claire Honey Bee Lives
November 18, Dan Carr on Beekeeping in Uganda


www.backyardbeekeepers.com