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July 2014

Jul 31

Washington State University Beekeeping Workshops

Thursday 07/31/2014 - 08/1/2014
STARTING RIGHT WITH BEES

WSU Beginning Beekeeping Workshop in Pullman, WA.

Thurs & Fri., July 31st & Aug 1st.
Instructors: Steve Sheppard, Susan Cobey & WSU Bee Lab. graduate students

Interested in starting some bee colonies or want more confidence in working and caring for these? This 2-day course will cover bee biology, pest/disease identification, colony management, honey bee IPM, and gloveless beekeeping. The format is a combination of instruction and hands-on demonstration.

Bring a bee veil and whatever protective
clothing you are comfortable in, and lots of
questions.

Registration Fee: $125
Registration Form: http://entomology.wsu.edu/events/

Mail to: Washington State University, Dept.
of Entomology, Honey Bee Program,
166 FSHN, P.O. Box 646382. Pullman, WA
99164-6382
http://entomology.wsu.edu/events/


August 2014

Aug 2

Washington State University Beekeeping Workshops

Saturday
Rearing High Quality Queens
Aug. 2nd WSU Mt. Vernon, WA.
Aug. 8th, WSU Pullman, WA.

Instructors: Steve Sheppard, Susan Cobey
& WSU Bee Lab. graduate students
? WSU, Pullman Sat., Aug. 2, 2014
? Mt Vernon Agricultural Station ?

Fri, Aug. 8th, 2014
Two, one-day workshops in different
locations will present what it takes to rear
high quality queens. Basic biology and various
methods of queen rearing will be presented.
The workshops emphasize hands-on instruction in queen rearing methods, with lecture and demonstrations. Students will be involved in various steps including: setting up cell builders, grafting, and establishing mating nuclei. Both queen right and queenless systems will be demonstrated. Bring a bee veil and whatever protective clothing you are comfortable in.

Registration Fee: $175
Registration Form: http://entomology.wsu.edu/events/

Mail to: Washington State University,
Dept. of Entomology, Honey Bee Program,
166 FSHN, P.O. Box 646382.
Pullman, WA 99164-6382
http://entomology.wsu.edu/events/


Aug 8

Washington State University Beekeeping Workshops

Friday
Rearing High Quality Queens
Aug. 2nd WSU Mt. Vernon, WA.
Aug. 8th, WSU Pullman, WA.

Instructors: Steve Sheppard, Susan Cobey
& WSU Bee Lab. graduate students
? WSU, Pullman Sat., Aug. 2, 2014
? Mt Vernon Agricultural Station ?
Fri, Aug. 8th, 2014

Two, one-day workshops in different
locations will present what it takes to rear
high quality queens. Basic biology and various
methods of queen rearing will be presented.
The workshops emphasize hands-on instruction in queen rearing methods, with lecture and demonstrations. Students will be involved in various steps including: setting up cell builders, grafting, and establishing mating nuclei. Both queen right and queenless systems will be demonstrated. Bring a bee veil and whatever protective clothing you are comfortable in.

Registration Fee: $175
Registration Form: http://entomology.wsu.edu/events/

Mail to: Washington State University,
Dept. of Entomology, Honey Bee Program,
166 FSHN, P.O. Box 646382.
Pullman, WA 99164-6382
http://entomology.wsu.edu/events/


Aug 9

Nebraska --- Bee Fest & The Great Plains Beekeepers Workshop Bee Fest

Saturday
Bee Fest & The Great Plains Beekeepers Workshop
Bee Fest is an annual event held by the members of the Omaha Bee Club to celebrate bees and beekeeping. Held August every year, it usually coincides with National Honeybee Awareness Day.

The event has continued to grow each year and our members build on what we have learned is working best to improve for the next year.

We will continue to update this page as more specific details emerge.

If you are interested in being a vendor, please scroll to the bottom of this page for more information.


The Great Plains Beekeepers Workshop

Beginning this year, August 9th, 2014, we are adding a one day mini-convention called the Great Plains Beekeepers Workshop.

Beekeepers from all the states immediately surrounding Nebraska, typically referred to as the Great Plains states, as well as those in Nebraska are invited to attend and participate in the activities.

A six hour event with a different presenter each hour will endeavor to provide beekeepers with relevant and locally applicable information that participants can take back with them and help them to be more successful in their beekeeping efforts.

Each presentation will be accessible for only $5.00 per person, per presentation OR a Full Access ticket to all 6 presentations can be purchased for only $25.00 per person.

The lineup of presenters for this year includes a variety of respected and knowledgeable professionals from around the U.S.

Here is our lineup;

10:00 a.m. - Tony Sandoval, President Omaha Bee Club, Welcome Address

10:20 a.m. -Andy Joseph, Iowa Bee Inspector, will discuss hive inspections and related topics.

11:00 a.m. -Tim Tucker, President, American Beekeeping Federation, will discuss marketing and management of honey sales.

12:00 p.m. -Natalia Bjorklund, UNL Extension Educator, will discuss bee conservation land management concepts and practices.

1:00 p.m. -Kim Flottum, Senior Editor of Bee Culture Magazine will be our keynote speaker discussing what he sees as the "State of Beekeeping".

2:00 p.m. -Gary Reuter, Scientist/Extension Educator University of Minnesota, will be discussing raising pest and disease resistant bees and queens locally.

3:00 p.m. -Vaughn Hammond-UNL Extension Educator, will discuss pollinating methods and practices to improve how your bees pollinate in the field.


Bee Fest

The Bee Fest event itself has grown each year for the past three years to include more activities and educational/informational opportunities. This year is no different.

This year's special guest will be the Iowa Honey Princess.

We will have more local groups and agencies present with related information tables showing the wide spectrum in which bees affect and are affected by other aspects of the environment. New this year will be the "Bee Corps" land management for pollinators program.

We will once again have the now incredibly popular Raffle Booth where a variety of items for beekeepers and for everyone will be set out for all to see and winners will be drawn each hour.

We will once again sell ice cold honey sodas, honey straws and honey candies at our fundraiser table.

New this year is the "Beekeepers Bazaar" in which vendors will be selling beekeeping equipment,
www.bigbear@omahabeeclub.org


Aug 9

NY Bee Wellness

Saturday 08/9/2014 - 08/10/2014
NY Bee Wellness, NYBeeWellness.org

An intensive 2 day, skills oriented, hands-on workshop, a Train the Trainer program to teach beekeepers techniques in diagnosing, treating, and preventing honey bee diseases using a very small student/teacher ratio. Primarily targeting New York beekeepers with less than 10 years experience and women beekeepers, participants from other states are welcome as space permits. Teams from clubs or groups are preferred as they will be expected to teach at the club level.

Instructors: Diana Sammataro, Larry Connor, the Ontario Tech Transfer Team.

2 locations:
June 6 & 7, 9a-4p each day, Wappingers Falls NY (Eastern NY)
August 9 & 10, 9a-4p each day, Leroy NY (Western NY)

*Participants who attend the intensive workshop, should have at least 2 years of beekeeping experience (including Winter), some teaching experience, whether it be as a primary instructor or as an assistant, recommendation from a beekeeper?s group or a CSA or other agriculture group that you intend to teach, describe why they wished to join the program, and complete online reading assignments in preparation for the workshop.
Diseases covered are American & European Foulbrood, Nosema, Mites, Chalk Brood, Viruses, CCD, and other bee
maladies.

Topics include:

? record keeping & use of surveys
? Specimen collection for in field testing
? How to prepare specimens for lab
diagnosis
? Microscope use
? accessing resources online
? preparing an outline for teaching a group
? mentoring
Fees: $200.00 for the first participant from a group
$100.00 for each additional participant from the same group
Note: organizations may opt to cover costs of the workshop as an investment for their group

Contact: Pat Bono, 585-820-6619 Pat@NYBeeWellness.org

NYBeeWellness.org
Pat@NYBeeWellness.org


Aug 9

South Alabama Beekeepers Association

Saturday
What: Beekeeping Workshop and Field Day
When: Saturday, August 9, 2014
Where: Auburn University Gulf Coast
Research & Extension Center
8300 State Hwy 104
Fairhope, AL 36532
Cost: $25 per person or $35 per family, pay at the door. Lunch will be provided.
There will be an open hive demonstration (weather permitting) so bring your protective gear if you want to participate in this activity.
Mail your registration to:
Roger Bemis
Attn: Beekeeping Workshop and Field Day Registration
P.O. Box 353
Bon Secour, AL 36511

Please make check payable to South Alabama Beekeepers Association
For additional information please call Roger Bemis at 251-213-0168 or email at BemisRoger@hotmail.com.
BemisRoger@hotmail.com


Aug 24

The Long Island Beekeepers Club

Sunday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Long Island Beekeepers Club will host Jerry Hayes, American Bee Journal?s columnist of ?The Classroom? and Monsanto?s Beeologics Commercial Lead who will lead a discussion on Monsanto?s work with bees and bring his ?classroom? to Long Island beekeepers. 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 www.longislandbeekeepers.org/ or 631-265-8249

www.longislandbeekeepers.org/