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July 2015

Jul 9

14th Annual Heartland Apicultural Society - Michigan

Thursday 07/9/2015 - 07/11/2015
July 9-11, 2015 in Albion, Michigan

This will be the largest H.A.S. conference yet. Hands-on workshops and presentations for all experience levels. Speakers include: Dennis vanEngelsdorp, Sue Cobey, Joe Traynor, Roger Hoopingarner, Kim Flottum, Larry Connor, Ken Schramm, Renata Borba, Meghan Milbrath.

Convenient and accessible location, walkable small campus, excellent food. Midwest wide-mead tasting. Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Michigan Beekeepers Association. Due to space limitation, we have to limit participation to first 1000 attendees. Co-sponsors: Michigan Beekeepers Association, Mann Lake, Wicwas Press, Bee Culture, Southeastern Michigan Beekeepers Association.

Where: Albion College, Albion, Michigan Pre-registration begins April 1:

Jul 10

(Pennsylvania) Introductory Beekeeping

Friday 07/10/2015 - 07/12/2015
This weekend course is designed for hobbyists, beginning beekeepers or for experts needing a refresher. In this course you will learn about:

Honey bee biology and behavior
Building an apiary and harvesting honey
Apiary equipment and supplies
Management practices for each season

Course #
APR 101 002

Class Meetings

Friday, July 10, 2015, 9a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, July 11, 2015, 9a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, July 12, 2015, 9a.m.-4 p.m.

Delaware Valley College, Main Campus, Student Center, Feldman Science Center, Room 122

Equipment Needs;
Bee veil
Three-ring loose leaf binder
Magnifying goggles (optional, but helpful)

Please note: Gloves are not allowed in the apiary.

Tuition $190

Vincent Aloyo, Ph.D, Master Beekeeper
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Jul 11

In Her Majesty's Chambers- Intro to Queen Breeding & Rearing

In Her Majesty's Chambers- Intro to Queen Breeding & Rearing with Melanie Kirby & Mark Spitzig of Zia Queenbees Farm & Field Institute.
Day and a half course covers introductory concepts for selecting, breeding and rearing naturally hardy queenbees and nucleus colonies. From establishing a breeding protocol to designing a quality rearing program- this field practicum will instruct enthusiasts on the nuances of queen honeybee propagation. Hands on field sessions complement theory class sessions in the glorious kiss of the forests in the southern Rocky Mountains of northern New Mexico. Learn how to be a proactive steward and become empowered by the process- from the art of grafting to marking & banking virgins and queens. For information, visit

Jul 11


July 11, 2015
At Lynnville,  Iowa
Bank basement, and Phil Ebert?s residence, weather permitting.
Dr. Leo Sharashkin, from Missouri will speak.
For registration form go to and click on newsletter, pdf for may.

Questions call,
Roy Kraft 515 293-2458
IHPA vice president

Jul 18

NH - Beekeepers Workshop

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

Jul 19

L.A. CA - Beekeeping Class 101

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.

Jul 23

SSBA Summer Conference

Thursday 07/23/2015 - 07/25/2015
Bee Well Honey Farm presents the 2015 SCBA Summer Conference in Clemson University at Hendrix Student Center, July 23-25.