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May 2015

May 2

Illinois Queen Initiative IQI- Queen-Rearing Workshop

Saturday
The Illinois Queen Initiative (IQI) is co-hosting a queen-rearing workshop at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL.
DATE: May 2, 2015, Saturday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
The one-day queen-rearing workshop is designed to provide information and hands on instruction for rearing quality queens. Each participant will take home a grafting tool, cell bar, queen cups and handouts. Participants should have a minimum of two years of beekeeping experience and should be conversant with queen rearing concepts and terms such as found in Laidlaw and Paige's "Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding" or similar books. Summaries of queen rearing concepts can also be found on the Internet at: http://www.bushfarms.com/beesqueenrearing.htm
Cost: $90 non-members, $75 for IQI members or Nature Museum members. Registration will be managed by the museum website via PayPal. All major credit cards accepted. Check the museum calendar of events for May 2 to register. You may also follow this link to register. http://www.naturemuseum.org/plan-a-visit/calendar/adult?date=05/02/2015&mode=day
Questions about the course should be directed to Garry Grube at garrygrube@gmail.com or leave a message on the Skype hot line at (309) 533-7331. A week before the course additional driving instructions and dietary options will be provided. The course cost does not include lunch but we will have a selection of food choices to meet dietary needs selected from restaurants in the area.
http://www.naturemuseum.org/plan-a-visit/calendar/adult?date=05/02/2015&mode=day


May 2

Annual Beekeepers Seminar/Workshop - SCBA New York

Saturday
The Sullivan County Beekeepers Association will hold its Annual Beekeepers Seminar/Workshop on Saturday May 2, 2015 at the Cornell Cooperative Ext. Bldg., Ferndale Loomis Road, Liberty N.Y. for beekeepers with any level of skill, experience or ability. Workshop will cover basic biology, equipment, how to work the bees, management, bee diseases, honey production, queen bees, pesticides, swarms, mites and moving bees. Registration begins at 9 A.M. Program starts at 9;30 A.M. and ends at 4;00 P.M. Cost is $30.00 per person. To Register and more information contact Jim Kile at 845-647-6759, or Bob Davis 845-482-4057 or E-Mail me at bdavis1@hotmail.com.
bdavis1@hotmail.com


May 2

Capital Area Beekeepers? Association - 28th Annual Short Course

Saturday
The Capital Area Beekeepers? Association is offering its 28th Annual Short Course on Saturday, May 2 & 9, 2015.

Part I: Will start at 8:00 AM at the Dauphin County Agriculture & Natural Resources Center, 1451 Peters Mt. Road, Dauphin, PA 17018.

Part II: Will start at noon at Dave Anderson?s Apiary, 7081A Colebrook Road, Palmyra, PA 17078. The cost of the Short Course is $40 which includes a CABA membership.

For additional information please contact John Novinger, 717-365-3215, email:
jdnovinger@epix.net
jdnovinger@epix.net


May 2

Beekeeping Classes - Wisconsin

Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
You are invited to attend one of our day-long ?Beekeeping Classes? to be held at the Dane Co. Extension Building, 5201 Fen Oak Dr, Madison, WI 53718. Beginners Classes will repeat on Jan 31, Feb. 28, March 28, April 11 and May 2, 2015. Second Step Class is on March 21, 2015. All classes run from 9am - 4pm. The fee of $50 covers coffee, 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


May 9

Capital Area Beekeepers? Association - 28th Annual Short Course

Saturday
The Capital Area Beekeepers? Association is offering its 28th Annual Short Course on Saturday, May 2 & 9, 2015.

Part I: Will start at 8:00 AM at the Dauphin County Agriculture & Natural Resources Center, 1451 Peters Mt. Road, Dauphin, PA 17018.

Part II: Will start at noon at Dave Anderson?s Apiary, 7081A Colebrook Road, Palmyra, PA 17078. The cost of the Short Course is $40 which includes a CABA membership.

For additional information please contact John Novinger, 717-365-3215, email:
jdnovinger@epix.net
jdnovinger@epix.net


May 10

Organic Beekeeping for Beginners - Vermont

Sunday 05/10/2015 - 05/11/2015
May 10 - 11, 2014
or
May 17 - 18, 2014
9:00am - 5:00pm
Fee: $110 per person
To register: call 802-349-4279 (includes course text: Natural Beekeeping 2nd
Edition)

This workshop provides an introduction for folks interested in small scale and part-time(hobby) beekeeping. The workshop will present a balanced view of natural and organic beekeeping topics and practices including:location and equipment requirements; basic honey bee biology; swarming as an expression of the bees vitality; overwintering; presence and mindfulness in the beeyard; non-toxic pest and disease control; an appreciation for the role that pollinators and beekeepers play within the Earth?s ecosystem, and more.
Meals and accommodations may be pre-arranged separately with the Metta Earth Institute (802) 453-8111

Presenter:
Ross Conrad is a former president of the Vermont Beekeepers Association, a regular contributor to Bee Culture, and author of Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches To Modern Apiculture. Ross has given bee-related presentations and taught organic beekeeping workshops and classes throughout North America for several years now.

Location:
Metta Earth Institute - Center For Contemplative Ecology, 334 Geary Road South, Lincoln, Vermont. 802-453-8111

Advanced Organic Beekeeping

May 24, 2014
All Day
Fee: $50 per person
For more information or to register call: 802-349-4279

This course will cover the ins and outs of swarms and working with swarms, Apitherapy: Health and healing with products from the hive (Honey, Pollen, Propolis, Beeswax, Royal Jelly, and Bee Venom), and Developing your personal/spiritual connection with the honey bee.

Presenter:
Ross Conrad is a former president of the Vermont Beekeepers Association, a regular contributor to Bee Culture, and author of Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches To Modern Apiculture. Ross has given bee related presentations and taught organic beekeeping workshops and classes throughout North America for several years now.

Location:
Metta Earth Institute - Center For Contemplative Ecology, 334 Geary Road South, Lincoln, Vermont. 802-453-8111


May 14

24th Annual Beekeeping Institute

Thursday 05/14/2015 - 05/16/2015
Young Harris College - University of
Georgia Beekeeping Institute

SET YOUR CALENDARS:

The 24th Annual Beekeeping Institute has been scheduled for May 14-16th, 2015

The 2015 registration period is open.

Download the 2015 Registration Form, fill it out, and mail it with your check (made out to ?UGA?) to the address in the instructions.
Also, download the 2015 Institute Program and enjoy reading all the details about this year?s offerings.
Did you miss our email announcement? Get on the UGA Bee Lab ListServ at GA Bee Letter distribution list.


May 16

NH - Beekeepers Workshop

Saturday
Charles Andros, former NH/VT Apiary Inspector, holds beekeeping workshop from 1-4 PM on Saturday, May 16, at 18 MacLean Road, Alstead, NH 03602. email: lindenap@gmail.com / 603-756-9056
lindenap@gmail.com


May 16

Introduction to Hands On Beekeeping 2015

Saturday
Honey bees need three things:
1. Dry place to live of adequate size.
2. Quality Food ? carbohydrate & protein.
3. Protection from disease and parasite.

Beekeepers Must:
? Understand and apply beekeeping concepts & life cycle of honey bee.
? Effectively communicate with their honey bees.

My Goal:

?I am very interested in helping you learn how to keep honey bees efficiently and effectively. ?
You learn how to do this by:

 Class room instruction
 Use tools and techniques discussed in class
 Hands- on experience
 Working with fellow students -- develop a partnership
Apply concepts to meet challenges
Location:

Edgewood Heritage Center
105 North Houston Street (FM 859)
Located next to Enlaces Mexican Restaurant
Edgewood, Texas
Park next to railroad across from First National Bank. Houston Street is very narrow.
Time: 8:00 A.M. to noon.

Training Material -- order now.
1. The Beekeeper?s Handbook, 4th edition by Diana Sammataro.
Available from bee suppliers, Amazon.COM, and Ebay.COM.
2. Beekeeper Training ? Increase Your Knowledge and Skills. Two DVD training program.
Available: www.OhioStateBeekeepers.ORG
Texas Agriculture Code, Chapter 31 & 71.


Texas Apiary Inspection Service ? tais.tamu.edu

Jim Lathem is instructor. Jim Beekeeping Experience

My interest in honey bees started as a young boy when honey bees would visit flowers in our garden and pollinate our pear trees. I stood for hours at Texas Beekeeper Association booth at State Fair of Texas watching honey bees.
While attending Edgewood High School, I bought my first hive of honey bees. I was 16. I learned how to keep honey bees reading Gleaning In Bee Culture and studying Walter T. Kelley?s How to Keep Bees and Sell Honey. I was not aware of any local bee associations or local bee- keepers. Not the best way to learn beekeeping ? School of Hard Knocks.
I kept bees in an out yard for 15 years near Bloomington, IL. During that time, I took Dr. Elbert R. Jaycox?s bee class at the University of Illinois. He is the author of Beekeeping In The Midwest.
My wife and I retired in 2002 and returned to Texas. I resumed beekeeping on my farm near Edgewood next to the location where I lived while attending Edgewood High School. I am a hobby beekeeper.
I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin -- BBA degree and from Illinois State University in Normal -- Master of Science degree in Applied Computer Science. I was an Office Industrial Engineer, Records Manager, and Data Administrator for State Farm Auto Insurance Corporate Headquarters, Bloomington, IL. Being a professional in each of these fields, I was always involved in continuing education and applying concepts was essential to function effectively.
I served three years in the United States Army.
I teach beekeeping concepts and how to apply them using hands-on experience.

Registration Form

Participants (Please Print) Price

? First Family Member -- Includes
2015 NETBA Family Membership $150
? Additional Family Member name $125
? Additional Family Member name $125
? Additional Family Member name $125


May 16

Illinois - BEEKEEPING COURSES AT LONG LANE HONEY BEE FARMS

Saturday
BEEKEEPING COURSES AT LONG LANE HONEY BEE FARMS
14556 N 1020 E, Fairmount IL
Register by calling 217-427-2678 or going online to www.honeybeesonline.com
Taught by Certified Master Beekeeper David Burns
Feb. 7, 2015 Basic Beginners
Feb. 28, 2015 Basic Beginners
Mar. 7, 2015 Basic Beginners
Mar. 21, 2015 Basic Beginners
April 11, 2015 Basic Beginners
April 25, 2015 Basic Beginners
May 16, 2015 Advanced Course
May 30, 2015 Queen Rearing
June 11, 2015 Basic Beginners
June 12-14, 2015 Bee Institute
Aug 22, 2015 Overwintering
Aug. 29, 2015 Overwintering
Sept 12, 2015 Overwintering
Sept. 26, 2015 Overwintering
Oct. 10, 2015 Basic Beginners
Oct. 24, 2015 Basic Beginners
http://www.honeybeesonline.com


May 16

Queen Rearing Workshop

Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:55 PM
May 16, 2015,
Saturday, 9:00 am ? 4:00 pm
Mulkeytown Grade School, 205 Main
Street in Mulkeytown, IL (West of
Benton)

This is a one-day queen-rearing workshop designed to provide information and hands on instruction for rearing quality queens. Included is instruction on selecting queen genetics as well identifying desired traits in bees and how to breed for them. Different methods of queen rearing will be covered including grafting, Cloake board cell punch method, Jenter/Nicot system and Miller method. Each participant will take home a grafting tool, cell bar, queen cups and hand-outs. Participants should have a minimum of two years of beekeeping experience and should be conversant with queen rearing concepts and terms such as found in Laidlaw and Page?s ?Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding? or ?Queen Rearing Essentials? by Larry Connor, published by Wicwas Press. Instructors are David Dham, Lonnie Langley, Tim Lindley, and Scott Martin

Cost: $65 non-members, $45 for IQI members, $30 High School and College Students. Registration fee includes lunch. Register by mailing a check payable to the IQI treasurer, Carolyn Gerberding, 1 Vernon Drive, Rochester, IL. 62563. Direct registration questions to her at cboy8307@aol.com or 217-498-8307. Annual dues are $25 and are optional. Paid members get discounts to classes and future meetings.

Questions regarding the class should be directed to Scott Martin soilcon@mchsi.com.
*** This is an IQI approved workshop for qualifying as an IQI Producer. ***

cboy8307@aol.com


May 17

L.A. CA - Beekeeping Class 101

Sunday
The Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association teaches Beekeeping Class 101. Our goal is to walk you through a season of keeping bees. We teach responsible beekeeping for the urban environment, adhering to Best Management Practices for the bees, beekeepers, and the general public. All are welcome! Our classes are held once a month 9-noon on Sundays, beginning February 15, then: March 15, April 19, May 17, June 14, July 19, August 16, October 11. We do not have class in September (we're sharing what we've learned at the LA County Fair in September). Location: Bill's Bees Bee Yard, 12640 Little Tujunga Blvd., Lake View Terrace, CA 91342. No experience necessary. All the information is posted on our website. You don't need to register, just show up. http://www.losangelescountybeekeepers.com/
http://www.losangelescountybeekeepers.com/beekeeping-classes-losangeles/
http://www.losangelescountybeekeepers.com/
http://www.losangelescountybeekeepers.com/beekeeping-classes-losangeles/


May 17

Organic Beekeeping for Beginners - Vermont

Sunday 05/17/2015 - 05/18/2015
May 10 - 11, 2014
or
May 17 - 18, 2014
9:00am - 5:00pm
Fee: $110 per person
To register: call 802-349-4279 (includes course text: Natural Beekeeping 2nd
Edition)

This workshop provides an introduction for folks interested in small scale and part-time(hobby) beekeeping. The workshop will present a balanced view of natural and organic beekeeping topics and practices including:location and equipment requirements; basic honey bee biology; swarming as an expression of the bees vitality; overwintering; presence and mindfulness in the beeyard; non-toxic pest and disease control; an appreciation for the role that pollinators and beekeepers play within the Earth?s ecosystem, and more.
Meals and accommodations may be pre-arranged separately with the Metta Earth Institute (802) 453-8111

Presenter:
Ross Conrad is a former president of the Vermont Beekeepers Association, a regular contributor to Bee Culture, and author of Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches To Modern Apiculture. Ross has given bee-related presentations and taught organic beekeeping workshops and classes throughout North America for several years now.

Location:
Metta Earth Institute - Center For Contemplative Ecology, 334 Geary Road South, Lincoln, Vermont. 802-453-8111

Advanced Organic Beekeeping

May 24, 2014
All Day
Fee: $50 per person
For more information or to register call: 802-349-4279

This course will cover the ins and outs of swarms and working with swarms, Apitherapy: Health and healing with products from the hive (Honey, Pollen, Propolis, Beeswax, Royal Jelly, and Bee Venom), and Developing your personal/spiritual connection with the honey bee.

Presenter:
Ross Conrad is a former president of the Vermont Beekeepers Association, a regular contributor to Bee Culture, and author of Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches To Modern Apiculture. Ross has given bee related presentations and taught organic beekeeping workshops and classes throughout North America for several years now.

Location:
Metta Earth Institute - Center For Contemplative Ecology, 334 Geary Road South, Lincoln, Vermont. 802-453-8111


May 19

Mite wash cup making workshop

Tuesday
Mite wash cup making workshop this Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
There are still a few slots open, but space is limited. If you have already RSVP?ed you are in. Otherwise first RSVP first served.
to RSVP send email to briond@aja.com
It is Tuesday May 19 at 7 PM at Dave Pfadt?s house. To get there go out hwy 174 towards Colfax. Rt on Rattlesnake. First Right is Jodette. Dave?s house is first one on the left, address is
11637 Jodette Lane,
Grass Valley
(530) 273-5678

Bring small soldering gun/iron with small tip if you have one. No worries if you don?t.
briond@aja.com


May 24

NY- Long Island Beekeepers Club

Sunday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Long Island Beekeepers Club will host Tammy Horn; a nationally known beekeeping authority, author and Kentucky?s state apiarist.

2pm to 4pm at the Frank Brush Barn located at 211 E. Main Street (Route 25), Smithtown, New York. For further information contact us at http://longislandbeekeepers.org/ or 631-265-8249
http://longislandbeekeepers.org/


May 26

Backyard Beekeepers

Tuesday
Wyatt Mangum Ph.D on Queen Introduction. Dr. Mangum will explain how Honey Bee Queen introduction works and show some of his incredible photographs and movie clips of what happens when we place a new queen in our hive.

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

2015 Speaker Schedule
June 30, Dinner Meeting
September 29, Juliana Rangel Posada on Reproductive biology of honey bee queens and drones
October 27, Sam Comfort on ?Let's Stick Together!?
November 17, Michael Fairbrother of Moon Light Meadery on Mead
http://www.backyardbeekeepers.com


May 30

Illinois - BEEKEEPING COURSES AT LONG LANE HONEY BEE FARMS

Saturday
BEEKEEPING COURSES AT LONG LANE HONEY BEE FARMS
14556 N 1020 E, Fairmount IL
Register by calling 217-427-2678 or going online to www.honeybeesonline.com
Taught by Certified Master Beekeeper David Burns
Feb. 7, 2015 Basic Beginners
Feb. 28, 2015 Basic Beginners
Mar. 7, 2015 Basic Beginners
Mar. 21, 2015 Basic Beginners
April 11, 2015 Basic Beginners
April 25, 2015 Basic Beginners
May 16, 2015 Advanced Course
May 30, 2015 Queen Rearing
June 11, 2015 Basic Beginners
June 12-14, 2015 Bee Institute
Aug 22, 2015 Overwintering
Aug. 29, 2015 Overwintering
Sept 12, 2015 Overwintering
Sept. 26, 2015 Overwintering
Oct. 10, 2015 Basic Beginners
Oct. 24, 2015 Basic Beginners
http://www.honeybeesonline.com