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March 2013

Mar 1

35th Annual Spring Beekeeping Workshop - Ohio

Friday 03/1/2013 - 03/2/2013
Tri-county Beekeepers Association, Inc. of northern Ohio will hold their 35th Annual Spring Beekeeping Workshop on March 1-2, 2013 at the OARDC (Fisher Shisler Complex) in Wooster. There will be educational classes geared for beginners to experienced beekeepers. There will also be workshops throughout the day for children, as well as a hands-on room.
This year we will be going beyond the hive to explore other avenues of making your hives work for you. From Apitherapy, Wax Rendering, Soaps, Lotions, Mead Making, and Pollination; we will explore other opportunities for beekeepers.
To keep your hives in tip top shape, you can learn more about colony collapse disorder, varroa mites, wax moths and small hive beetles.
Urban beekeeping, gardening for bees, cooking with honey also make an appearance in the lineup.
Please join us as we welcome Jennifer Berry, Coordinator of Apicultural Research, University of Georgia, as the keynote speaker this year. She will also speak on Queen Rearing.
A special note for this year is we recommend that you plan early as there will be no walk-in registrations this year and participation will be limited.
For more information on this year?s great lineup of workshops and registration, please visit our website www.TriCountyBeekeepers.org, email us at contactus@TriCountyBeekeepers.org, or give us a call at 330-801-1309.
www.TriCountyBeekeepers.org
contactus@TriCounty Beekeepers.org


Mar 1

Organic Beekeepers - Arizona

Friday 03/1/2013 - 03/3/2013
Organic Beekeepers to Meet

As the Organic Beekeepers yahoo.com discussion group has now grown in numbers to over 5000+ members, we have put together our 6th annual meeting for an American Beekeepers Association, for beekeepers into Organic Beekeeping, to come together to associate for clean sustainable beekeeping with ZERO treatments and getting off the artificial feeds and artificial breeding parameters not in tandum with Nature.
Meeting to be held in Oracle, Arizona at the YMCA Triangle Y Ranch Camp and Retreat Center 1 - 3 March 2013. Meeting will start Friday afternoon with signing in, with Friday Night Hello's/Dinner, run all day Saturday, and thru Sunday afternoon with keynote presentations, general sessions, breakout sessions, hands-on workshops, with 6 catered meals. Dinner for Friday night Hello's will also have speakers. Vendoring welcomed with those attending.
Speakers so far confirmed: Don Downs (Apitherapy), Sam Comfort (TBHs), Dean Stiglitz (Fld Mgt/Breeding), Ramona Herboldsheimer(Microbe Update), Bruce Brown (CC Pollen/politics),Les Crowder (TBHs), Jaime de Zubeldia (TBHs), Laura Ferguson (Bee History), Howard & Marta Herbert (Warre Hives), Gerald Wert (Mead Making), Michael Bush (Breeding/Fld Mgt).
The fee for meeting includes: accommodations in Lodges (with up to 6 per room dorm style, each with own bath....with bring-your-own sheets/bedding/blankets, w/men separate from women) for $190 per person, plus six catered meals, access to all meetings/talks/workshops, snacks/break refreshments, and also a camp liability coverage (form required to be filled out). Also no fee for vendors other then normal lodging costs for meeting/catered meals. For those not bringing own sheets/bedding/blankets doing plane travel/other, rental is available at camp office for aprox $10 per person needing.
For more information see: http://
www.tucsonymca.org or visit OrganicBeekeepers at http://groups.yahoo.com/group
/organicbeekeepers/ or contact Dee Lusby for information/registration at: 520-398-2474 eve. For payment of registration per person of $190, due in advance of attending with check or moneyorder, send to Organic Beekeepers % Dee Lusby, HC 65, Box 7450, Amado, Arizona 85645, with stamped self address envelope, for returning receipt and more information on YMCA to sender, plus liability/medical form to be filled out. Note: $190 fee is a straight fee whether sleeping/eating at camp or not. For those who prefer to use paypal for prepay, this will be available again, through beeuntoothers with Ramona/Dean, so for information for paypal call 978-407-3934. For general information concerning the meeting contacts are Keith Malone (Alaska) 907-688-0588, and Ramona/Dean at 978-407-3934.
http:// www.tucsonymca.org
http://groups.yahoo.com/group /organicbeekeepers/


Mar 1

Joint South and North Carolina Beekeepers Assoc. Spring meeting

Friday 03/1/2013 - 03/2/2013
The South Carolina Beekeepers Association will host a joint spring meeting with the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association at the Baxter Hood Conference Center, York Technical College, Rock Hill, South Carolina on March 1-2, 2013.
Rock Hill is conveniently located on I-77 about 15 miles south of Charlotte, North Carolina. The conference center is located about two miles from several hotels including: Baymont Inn & Suites, rate: $79 (803-329-1330), Wingate by Wyndham Inn, rate: $89 (ph. 803-324-9000), and the Hampton Inn, rate: $104 (803-325-1100).
Out of state speakers for the meeting include Jerry Hayes, Monsanto, St. Louis, Missouri; David Tarpy, N.C. State University; Sue Cobey, Univ. California-Davis; Bart Smith, USDA/ARS Beltsville, Maryland Bee Lab; Stanley Schneider, UNC-Charlotte; Jamie Ellis, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville; and Mike Hood, Clemson Univ., Clemson, SC.
Meeting pre-registration cost will be $20 (individual), $30 (family), $25 (individual/
non-member) and $35 (family/non-member). Onsite registration fees will be $10 higher for each category. The meeting will begin at 2 PM on Friday, 1 March, with a general session followed by a panel discussion. An evening dinner ($18 advance ticket required) will be held on Friday and will be followed by a keynote speaker, Mike Hood. A country string band will perform during the evening dinner. Another general session will begin at 8:30 on Saturday morning and several workshops will be offered in the afternoon. The meeting will end at 5 PM.
For meeting pre-registration, go to the SCBA website . For additional meeting information and registration, go to the Clemson University website newsletter>. Contact Mike Hood at ph. 864-656-0346 or email for more information.
scstatebeekeepers.org
mhood@clemson.edu


Mar 1

Beginner Beekeeping Short Course Registration Form-Mississippi

Friday 03/1/2013 - 03/2/2013
Ag & Forestry Museum, Jackson, MS
March 1-2, 2013

Registration Fees: $25 for 1 person or $30 for 2. With paid registration participants will receive: a handout of reading material, refreshments during morning and afternoon breaks, box lunch, a DVD covering the course, a book on beekeeping, and a container of honey.

For more information contact:
Angie Hamilton, 1020 W. Thompson Lane, Edwards, MS 39150. Phone: 601.259.9504 or 601.594.4526
www.msbeekeeping.com

www.msbeekeeping.com


Mar 1

Lorain County Beekeepers Association - Ohio

Friday
Class Dates: Friday, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2013
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: First Church (United Church of Christ)
106 N. Main St., Oberlin, OH
Hands-On Field Day: Saturday, June 1, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. rain or shine
Cost: $50
Information can be found at www.lorainbeekeepers.org
www.lorainbeekeepers.org


Mar 1

SHORT COURSE SUCCESSFUL QUEEN REARING 2013 CLASS AND WORKSHOP - Alabama

Friday 03/1/2013 9:00 AM - 03/2/2013 4:00 PM
SHORT COURSE SUCCESSFUL QUEEN REARING 2013 CLASS AND WORKSHOP
How to Raise Queens, Make Splits,
Mark and Clip
Start 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday March, 1, 2013, Saturday March 2, 2013, Foley Library, Foley, Alabama. Registration Fee: $50.00 {Does not include meals} You can pay at door. Call 251-213-0168 or email bemisroger@yahoo.com for details.
Send payments to Roger Bemis, P.O. Box 353, Bon Secour, Alabama 36511.
Bring your hat, veil, gloves and coveralls. We will be in the beeyard most times.
bemisroger@yahoo.com


Mar 2

Beginning Beekeeping Course | Beekeepers Guild of Southeast Virginia

Saturday
Beginning Beekeeping Course | Beekeepers Guild of Southeast Virginia Saturday mornings, February 16, 23 & March 2, 2013 Option 4th Saturday, April 13, 2013, open hive demo, equipment workshop and luncheon included.
Virginia Wesleyan College, 1584 Wesleyan Dr., Norfolk, VA 23502 Learn sustainable beekeeping from the experts through lectures and hands-on demonstrations.
Course fulfills the educational requirement of six (6) hours of classroom instruction in introductory beekeeping training for the qualified level of the Virginia Master Beekeeper Program.

For more information or to register, please see http://beekeepersguild.org or contact Pam Fisher at 757-620-945 or bgrrl@cox.net.

Tuition: $30 includes reference materials, refreshments each day and a five-month Guild membership from February 16, 2013 to June 30, 2013. $15 tuition available for additional students in the same household (one set of reference materials per household). Minor children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

http://beekeepersguild.org
bgrrl@cox.net


Mar 2

Beekeeping in Northern Climate Short Course Basic - Minnesota

Saturday 03/2/2013 - 03/3/2013
BEEKEEPING in NORTHERN CLIMATE SHORT COURSE BASIC
University of Minnesota
March 2-3, 2013

The University of Minnesota Beekeeping short course teaches how to keep bees in cold climates. The method of colony management taught in the course is based on Dr. Basil Furgala's system, which ensures high honey production and wintering success. Other topics covered are equipment needs, disease and mite control, hygienic behavior, and extracting, bottling, and marketing honey. The cost for the two-day course is $170.00 ($150.00 if you register before February 1). Registration includes two manuals (Beekeeping in Northern Climates and Honey Bee Diseases and Pests), lunch both days, refreshments, and honey tasting. A discount on an accompanying video is available to those who attend the course. The course will be held Saturday (all day) and Sunday (all day), March 2-3.

This year the class will be held at the beautiful Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska, MN just 40 minutes from U of M campus. Your registration will include Arboretum admission, parking and gift shop discount.

This class is specifically designed for beginners. If you have kept bees before you should attend our Part2 class in April. See web site below for more information.

Dr. Marla Spivak and Mr. Gary S. Reuter teach the course at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. For further information and on-line registration, please visit our web site.
www.BeeLab.umn.edu/Education/Public_Courses/index.htm

University of Minnesota
Department of Entomology
1980 Folwell Ave. Room 219
St. Paul, MN 55108-6125
(612) 624-3636

www.BeeLab.umn.edu/Education/Public_Courses


Mar 5

What?s the Buzz About Bee School!

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Discover the fascinating hobby of beekeeping! Join us for a 6 week course, presented by experienced beekeepers from the Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers (KLCB), the Maine State Beekeepers Association and Maine?s State Bee Inspector, who will provide you with basic information to get started as a beekeeper. This course is designed for first and second year beekeepers.
Honey bees play a vital role in the pollination of our fruits and vegetables. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, approximately one-third of our diet comes from insect pollinated plants with honey bees responsible for more than 80% of that pollination. Whether you have an interest in becoming a backyard beekeeper for your gardening passion, or wish to consider keeping hives for a honey crop, or simply desire to learn more about the fascinating community of honey bees which are disappearing at an alarming rate, attending a local bee school program will provide you with a basic foundation to get started.
Beekeeping basics, equipment needs, seasonal management, honey extraction, honey bee diseases and pest management are just a few of a wide variety of topics which will be covered during this course in lecture format, hands-on experiences at station rotations and workshops. Not only will you learn about what is needed to care for these incredibly important insects, you will meet other community members who share your interest in beekeeping.
Classes will be held on consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Thomaston, ME beginning on March 5, 2013 and ending April 9, 2013. One Saturday workshop on March 30, 2013 is also planned (optional) to assemble hives and frames for spring use.
Course fee is $50.00 payable by check or cash, at the first class to cover the cost of a textbook and a pro-rated membership to KLCB.
Visit us at www.klcbee.com to find out more about the 2013 Bee School and the 2013 KLCB program of events.
To register for bee school or if you have further questions concerning the course, please call Jane Dunstan at 586-6800 or email at rmllamas@roadrunner.com
www.klcbee.com
rmllamas@roadrunner.com


Mar 7

WCBA 71st Annual Beekeeping School

Thursday 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Worcester, MA?The Worcester County Beekeepers Association (WCBA), the oldest county beekeeping association in the country, will hold its 71st Annual Beekeeping School beginning March 7, 2013. The school will run for eight consecutive Thursdays from 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM at the UMass Medical School in Worcester, MA.
This school is appropriate for beginner and experienced beekeepers, the individual or family. Whether an individual or family, the fee for the school is $30. This includes a course manual, pro-rated WCBA membership through Aug. 31, 2013 and the WCBA newsletter. Registration forms can be downloaded from our web site, or you can register on the first night of class. Pre-registering is recommended. Registration begins on March 7, 2013 at 6:00 PM. Classes start promptly at 7:00 PM. All sessions are in Amphitheaters I S2-102 & II S4-102 unless otherwise noted.
The eight-week curriculum includes a variety of interesting lectures, hands-on experiences and outdoor workshops. Learn from the experiences of commercial, as well as hobbyist beekeepers. Topics include Getting Started, Hive Management, Safety Equipment, and many others that are important to local beekeeping.
For more information visit www.WorcesterCountyBeekeepers.com.

www.WorcesterCountyBeekeepers.com


Mar 8

Michigan ANNUAL SPRING CONVENTION

Friday 03/8/2013 - 03/9/2013
ANNUAL SPRING CONVENTION
www.michiganbees.org
(view class description/schedule of events)

When: March 8-9, 2013
Where: Michigan State University-Lansing Campus, Kellogg Center (Harrison Rd., south of Michigan Ave.)
Time: 9:00am-4:30pm, both days
Classes: From Beginners ?Commercial
Vendors, Garden Hive Competition, Kids Classes, and more?

www.michiganbees.org


Mar 8

6th Annual University of Florida - Bee College

Friday 03/8/2013 - 03/9/2013
The most extensive educational honey bee event in the state of Florida is back for its sixth year!
Everyone is welcome to attend Bee College: beekeepers, naturalists, farmers, gardeners, county
agents, and anyone interested in honey bees! This two-day event offers lectures in the morning
and hands-on workshops in the afternoon. We have live honey bee colonies on site for open hive
demonstrations and protective gear for everyone. This event won?t leave you hungry either, we serve morning and
afternoon snacks, lunch both days, a full banquet dinner on Friday evening and an ice cream social following the
Awards Ceremony. At the Awards Ceremony we announce students who have entered or advanced in the Master
Beekeeper Program, Certified Honey Judges, and the place winners and Best of Show in the UF Bee College Honey
Show, as well as give out door prizes. With over 50 classes running over two days and participation of over 250 people, Bee College is the best time you could have learning about honey bees!

And a link to registration http://beecollege.eventbrite.com/

http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/honeybee/extension/bee_college.shtml
http://beecollege.eventbrite.com/


Mar 8

Lorain County Beekeepers Association - Ohio

Friday
Lorain County Beekeepers Association

Class Dates: Friday, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2013
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: First Church (United Church of Christ)
106 N. Main St., Oberlin, OH
Hands-On Field Day: Saturday, June 1, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. rain or shine
Cost: $50
Information can be found at www.lorainbeekeepers.org

www.lorainbeekeepers.org


Mar 9

HoneybeeLives Organic Beekeeping Workshops

Saturday 03/9/2013 - 03/10/2013
HoneybeeLives Organic Beekeeping Workshops introduce students to Organic/
Natural Beekeeping with a Biodynamic influence. After the two-day weekend class in Rosendale, or Brooklyn, you will come away with the knowledge, as well as the inspiration to nurture your honeybees and respect these hardworking, gentle creatures who live in complex and beautiful communities. Four weekend workshops available to choose from and individual day registration is possible.
The Rosendale location offered January 26 & 27, February 16 & 17 or March 9 & 10. The Brooklyn location offered February 2 & 3. Please visit www.HoneybeeLives.org for more info on class and registration, or call 845-255-6113
www.HoneybeeLives.org


Mar 9

2013 Beekeeping Workshops - Nebraska

Saturday
Everything You Need to Know to Succeed in Apiculture
Beginning Beekeeping Workshops
North Platte, NE - March 9, 2013
Nebraska City, NE - March 16, 2013
Beginning Beekeeping Field Day
Ithaca, NE - April 20, 2013
Queen Rearing Workshop
Ithaca, NE - June 13-15, 2013
Beginning Beekeeping Workshops
March 9 - North Platte 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
March 16 - Nebraska City 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
April 20 - Ithaca 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Registration fee for the North Platte and Nebraska
City workshops is $30 per person plus $10 each
for additional family members. Registration
includes lunch, refreshments, and a workbook for
new beekeepers. Preregistration is required for
both workshops. The Ithaca workshop is a hands-on
session for participants in both the North Platte
and Nebraska City workshops. There is no
registration fee for the Ithaca workshop, and
lunch is pot-luck so bring a dish to share. If you
have questions about the workshops or need
further information, contact Marion Ellis at:
Email: mellis3@unl.edu
Phone: (402) 472-8696
Send Workshop Registrations to:
Jeri Cunningham
University of Nebraska
Department of Entomology
103 Entomology Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816
Email; jcunningham1@unl.edu
Phone: (402) 472-8678
Make check to: University of Nebraska
Be sure to specify which workshop you are
registering for.

For more info, go to: http://ardc.unl.edu/direct.shtml
mellis3@unl.edu
jcunningham1@unl.edu


Mar 12

What?s the Buzz About Bee School!

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Discover the fascinating hobby of beekeeping! Join us for a 6 week course, presented by experienced beekeepers from the Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers (KLCB), the Maine State Beekeepers Association and Maine?s State Bee Inspector, who will provide you with basic information to get started as a beekeeper. This course is designed for first and second year beekeepers.
Honey bees play a vital role in the pollination of our fruits and vegetables. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, approximately one-third of our diet comes from insect pollinated plants with honey bees responsible for more than 80% of that pollination. Whether you have an interest in becoming a backyard beekeeper for your gardening passion, or wish to consider keeping hives for a honey crop, or simply desire to learn more about the fascinating community of honey bees which are disappearing at an alarming rate, attending a local bee school program will provide you with a basic foundation to get started.
Beekeeping basics, equipment needs, seasonal management, honey extraction, honey bee diseases and pest management are just a few of a wide variety of topics which will be covered during this course in lecture format, hands-on experiences at station rotations and workshops. Not only will you learn about what is needed to care for these incredibly important insects, you will meet other community members who share your interest in beekeeping.
Classes will be held on consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Thomaston, ME beginning on March 5, 2013 and ending April 9, 2013. One Saturday workshop on March 30, 2013 is also planned (optional) to assemble hives and frames for spring use.
Course fee is $50.00 payable by check or cash, at the first class to cover the cost of a textbook and a pro-rated membership to KLCB.
Visit us at www.klcbee.com to find out more about the 2013 Bee School and the 2013 KLCB program of events.
To register for bee school or if you have further questions concerning the course, please call Jane Dunstan at 586-6800 or email at rmllamas@roadrunner.com

www.klcbee.com
rmllamas@roadrunner.com


Mar 14

2013 Beekeeping Short Course -Connecticut

Thursday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONNECTICUT

The Woodbury Chapter of the Future Farmers Of America will again sponsor-The 2013, Beekeeping Short Course. Location:Nonnewaug High School,Woodbury,Connecticut. Lecture dates: March 14,21,and 28(7P.M.-9P.M). Field Trips: April 6 and 13th (10A.M. to noon).

For registration and additional information contact,www.wooodburyffa.org. The instructor for the course will be Al Avitabile, co-author of the Beekeeper's Handbook. He may be reached at alavitabile@yahoo.com


www.wooodburyffa.org
alavitabile@yahoo.com


Mar 15

Lorain County Beekeepers Association - Ohio

Friday
Lorain County Beekeepers Association

Class Dates: Friday, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2013
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: First Church (United Church of Christ)
106 N. Main St., Oberlin, OH
Hands-On Field Day: Saturday, June 1, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. rain or shine
Cost: $50
Information can be found at www.lorainbeekeepers.org

www.lorainbeekeepers.org


Mar 15

OSBA Oklahoma Spring Conference

Friday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
March 15, 2013 700 pm to 900pm
March 16, 2013 0830-430 pm
Location: Norman Fair Ground North Expo Room
Norman, Oklahoma
Directions contact Norman office at 360-4721

Main Speaker:
Apitherapy Workshop by Reyah Carlson:


"THE BEEHIVE: BACK YARD MEDICINE CHEST"

Reyah Carlson, internationally known apitherapist, has been keeping bees since age 12 and became interested in apitherapy in the late 1980s. She has conducted workshops for many beekeeping organizations throughout the US and Canada, which includes The American Beekeeping Federation, American Honey Producers, Alberta/Canadian Honey Producers, and several state conferences along with many interviews for local television, newspapers, and radio stations throughout the country.

She has taught courses to Doctors, patients and caregivers in the US, Belgium, Holland and India and invited to Saint Croix in 2014 where she will be conducting apitherapy workshops for the Federation of Caribbean beekeepers. Her expertise has been featured on National Geographic, The Discovery Channel, and most recently her own battle with Chronic Lyme disease and utilizing bee venom to over come the condition on the television program called "THE INCURABLES". In her workshop she will talk about medicinal properties to all honeybee produced substances.. Raw honey, pollen, royal jelly, propolis, beeswax, and the venom from the sting. She will also demonstrate sting application and technique. She currently sees apitherapy clients twice a week at the Orange East Senior Center in Bradford Vermont.

Venders: TBD


Mar 16

SABA All-day Spring Seminar

Saturday
Albany NY, March 16, 2013

Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association (SABA) presents an all-day Spring seminar featuring Adam Finkelstein of VP Queens in MD, Karen Rennich of the Bee Informed Partnership and Jon Zawislak of the University of Arkansas. Same location as last year! Huxley Theater in the NY State Museum. Easy access, close parking. Please join us! www.adirondackbees.org
www.adirondackbees.org


Mar 16

Mid-Atlantic Organic Honey Bee Convention

Saturday

Richmond, Virginia
March 16, 2013
www.maohbc.com

Speakers & Topics:
Below is a tentative list of speakers and subjects to be covered.

WYATT MANGUM - Setting up a top bar hive - Establishing package bees (most beekeepers don?t know how) - Top bar management that does not involve more work than a Langstroth hive and is certainly less expensive to buy or make - Brood rearing ? Pollination - His website address is www.tbhsbywam.com. It contains many facts/photos about his top bar hives, and how to order his new book.
JOHN ADAMS - ?How to keep bees and not spend money? - Inexpensive methods of harvesting honey and wax and propolis and other tools of simplicity that can apply to standard Langstroth equipment as well as long boxes - Along with 59 different types of bee hives - As well as different types of frames and top bars that can also be used in standard Langstroth boxes - A new design in bee hives for the hobby beekeeper; it is somewhat experimental at this point, but full of positive possibilities.
JILL REID & DAVID STOVER - Both Jill (a VCU professor) and David (a professional photographer) are relatively new to beekeeping. However, they have a great deal to share on their experiences with Warre? and Kenya hives. Both are excellent speakers and have a great passion for honey bees.
ANNE MORROW DONLEY - A true pioneer and her experiences are of great value in overcoming IMPOSSIBLE odds. Anne is very much into the organic approach to life.
KEITH TIGNOR - Our Virginia State Apiarist will talk on the bee situation in Virginia and anything else that we beekeepers need to know.
SAM COMFORT - We are hoping to have Sam as a surprise speaker if we can catch him between his worldwide travel adventures.
MICHAEL BUSH - Natural cell size vs Varroa - Four simple steps to healthy bees - He also suggests we may choose from topics listed on his website http://www.bushfarms.com/beeshas.htm

www.maohbc.com
www.bushfarms.com/beeshas.htm


Mar 16

OSBA Oklahoma Spring Conference

Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
March 15, 2013 700 pm to 900pm
March 16, 2013 0830-430 pm
Location: Norman Fair Ground North Expo Room
Norman, Oklahoma
Directions contact Norman office at 360-4721

Main Speaker:
Apitherapy Workshop by Reyah Carlson:


"THE BEEHIVE: BACK YARD MEDICINE CHEST"

Reyah Carlson, internationally known apitherapist, has been keeping bees since age 12 and became interested in apitherapy in the late 1980s. She has conducted workshops for many beekeeping organizations throughout the US and Canada, which includes The American Beekeeping Federation, American Honey Producers, Alberta/Canadian Honey Producers, and several state conferences along with many interviews for local television, newspapers, and radio stations throughout the country.

She has taught courses to Doctors, patients and caregivers in the US, Belgium, Holland and India and invited to Saint Croix in 2014 where she will be conducting apitherapy workshops for the Federation of Caribbean beekeepers. Her expertise has been featured on National Geographic, The Discovery Channel, and most recently her own battle with Chronic Lyme disease and utilizing bee venom to over come the condition on the television program called "THE INCURABLES". In her workshop she will talk about medicinal properties to all honeybee produced substances.. Raw honey, pollen, royal jelly, propolis, beeswax, and the venom from the sting. She will also demonstrate sting application and technique. She currently sees apitherapy clients twice a week at the Orange East Senior Center in Bradford Vermont.

Venders: TBD


Mar 19

What?s the Buzz About Bee School!

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Discover the fascinating hobby of beekeeping! Join us for a 6 week course, presented by experienced beekeepers from the Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers (KLCB), the Maine State Beekeepers Association and Maine?s State Bee Inspector, who will provide you with basic information to get started as a beekeeper. This course is designed for first and second year beekeepers.
Honey bees play a vital role in the pollination of our fruits and vegetables. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, approximately one-third of our diet comes from insect pollinated plants with honey bees responsible for more than 80% of that pollination. Whether you have an interest in becoming a backyard beekeeper for your gardening passion, or wish to consider keeping hives for a honey crop, or simply desire to learn more about the fascinating community of honey bees which are disappearing at an alarming rate, attending a local bee school program will provide you with a basic foundation to get started.
Beekeeping basics, equipment needs, seasonal management, honey extraction, honey bee diseases and pest management are just a few of a wide variety of topics which will be covered during this course in lecture format, hands-on experiences at station rotations and workshops. Not only will you learn about what is needed to care for these incredibly important insects, you will meet other community members who share your interest in beekeeping.
Classes will be held on consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Thomaston, ME beginning on March 5, 2013 and ending April 9, 2013. One Saturday workshop on March 30, 2013 is also planned (optional) to assemble hives and frames for spring use.
Course fee is $50.00 payable by check or cash, at the first class to cover the cost of a textbook and a pro-rated membership to KLCB.
Visit us at www.klcbee.com to find out more about the 2013 Bee School and the 2013 KLCB program of events.
To register for bee school or if you have further questions concerning the course, please call Jane Dunstan at 586-6800 or email at rmllamas@roadrunner.com

www.klcbee.com
rmllamas@roadrunner.com


Mar 21

2013 Beekeeping Short Course - Connecticut

Thursday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONNECTICUT

The Woodbury Chapter of the Future Farmers Of America will again sponsor-The 2013 Beekeeping Short Course. Location:Nonnewaug High School,Woodbury,Connecticut. Lecture dates: March 14,21,and 28(7P.M.-9P.M). Field Trips: April 6 and 13th (10A.M. to noon).

For registration and additional information contact,www.wooodburyffa.org. The instructor for the course will be Al Avitabile, co-author of the Beekeeper's Handbook. He may be reached at alavitabile@yahoo.com
www.wooodburyffa.org
alavitabile@yahoo.com


Mar 22

Lorain County Beekeepers Association - Ohio

Friday
Lorain County Beekeepers Association

Class Dates: Friday, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2013
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: First Church (United Church of Christ)
106 N. Main St., Oberlin, OH
Hands-On Field Day: Saturday, June 1, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. rain or shine
Cost: $50
Information can be found at www.lorainbeekeepers.org

www.lorainbeekeepers.org


Mar 23

Fifth Annual Beekeeping School - Texas

Saturday

The Central Texas Beekeepers are hosting a one-day Beginners Beekeeper School to be held March 23, 2013 at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Brenham, Texas.
We will have Beginning and Intermediate classes, as well as a place to build your equipment and a Vendor?s Area where you can view and purchase Beekeeping items. There is even a Busy Bee School for children ages 4 through 9.
Our speakers include Chris Doggett, editor of the Texas Beekeepers Association Journal; Jeff McMullen, secretary/ treasurer of the Fort Bend Beekeepers Association and Jim Hogg from the Austin Urban Beekeepers Association. We anticipate that both the Texas Honey Queen and the Texas Honey Princess will also be present.
The cost of the school includes a catered Bar-B-Q meal with Blue Bell Ice Cream for dessert, as well as a school ?book? that will have information for all of the classes.
We had more than 380 people attend last year and would like to have you explore the world of beekeeping with us. Due to space restrictions, we are limiting the enrollment to 500 this year.
To view more information, visit our website at www.centraltexasbeekeepers.org.
The classes are divided into two areas. If you have not actually had bees for at least one year, you are asked to go to the Beginning Beekeepers section. If you are more experienced, please feel free to attend the Intermediate Beekeepers section.
There will be a vendor?s area and our club will have a limited number of assembled, painted, ready-to-go hives available for purchase, as well as some established, ready-to-go hives that are headed by Italian queens. Please purchase these during the registration process.

www.centraltexasbeekeepers.org


Mar 23

Beekeeping for Beginners - Wisconsin

Saturday
Learn to Keep Bees!
Beekeeping Classes 2013

You are invited to attend one of our
'Beekeeping for Beginners' classes to be held at the Dane Co. Extension Building, 1 Fen Oak Dr, Madison, WI 53718. Saturday classes will repeat on January 19, February 23, March 23 and April 27, 2013. 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 $40 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 jeannie
alabeannie@yahoo.com.

Second Step Beekeeping Class 2013

You are invited to attend our 'Second Step Beekeeping' class to be held at the Dane Co. Extension Building, 1 Fen Oak Dr, Madison, WI 53718. The class will be on Saturday, March 16, 2013. 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 $40 covers a full day of classes, handouts, free sample journals and catalogues, and plenty of time to cover your personal questions. To register, contact Jeanne Hansen at 608-244-5094 or jeannie
alabeannie@yahoo.com.

jeannie alabeannie@yahoo.com


Mar 23

2013 WNC Beginners Bee School

Saturday 9:00 AM
Description: The WNC Center for Honeybee Research and the Buncombe County Beekeepers present this informative 2 day Introduction to Beekeeping. It is open to beginning beekeepers and all others with an interest in bees. Cost $45 ($10 goes towards membership in a local beekeeping chapter). Current beekeepers interested in a "refresher" course are also welcome at a discounted rate of $35 per person.

Dates: March 23rd 9-5PM and March 24th 12:30-4:30PM

Location: Folk Art Center, Milepost 382 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Asheville, NC

Registration and information: http://centerforhoneybeeresearch.org/Happenings/2013BeeSchool.aspx

centerforhoneybeeresearch.org/Happenings/2013BeeSchool.aspx


Mar 23

Beekeeping for Beginners

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Beekeeping for Beginners

Saturday, March 23
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Fred Berry Conservation Education Center
on Crooked Creek
851 Conservation Lane? Yellville

Get Started Keeping Bees
Safely and Successfully.

? Introduction to bee biology
? The bee hive and other equipment
? How and where to get your bees
? Your first year with bees
? Harvesting honey and beeswax
? Pest and disease management
? Honeybee laws and regulation

To register and for more information call 870-449-3484.


Mar 24

2013 WNC Beginners Bee School

Sunday 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description: The WNC Center for Honeybee Research and the Buncombe County Beekeepers present this informative 2 day Introduction to Beekeeping. It is open to beginning beekeepers and all others with an interest in bees. Cost $45 ($10 goes towards membership in a local beekeeping chapter). Current beekeepers interested in a "refresher" course are also welcome at a discounted rate of $35 per person.

Dates: March 23rd 9-5PM and March 24th 12:30-4:30PM

Location: Folk Art Center, Milepost 382 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Asheville, NC

Registration and information: http://centerforhoneybeeresearch.org/Happenings/2013BeeSchool.aspx
centerforhoneybeeresearch.org/Happenings/2013BeeSchool.aspx


Mar 24

Dean and Ramona Stiglitz of Golden Rule Honey

Sunday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
On Sunday, March 24, 2013 the Long Island Beekeepers Club will host Dean and Ramona Stiglitz of Golden Rule Honey who will give a presentation on the ?Microbial Culture of the Hive? from 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/


Mar 26

Connecticut: Back Yard Beekeepers Association

Tuesday
Connecticut:

Back Yard Beekeepers Association

Back Yard Beekeepers Association is pleased to announce our 2013 Speaker Schedule:

March 26, Dr. Gene Kritsky on History of the Hive
April 30, Les Eccles on Ontario Tech Transfer Team
May 28, Mike Simone Finstrom on Propolis
June 25, Dinner Meeting
September 24, Toni Downs on Beekeeping in the tropics
October 29, Jennifer Berry, Topic TBD
November 19, Jim Bobb on bee friendly plants & how bees & plants go together

Each month we have timely weekend hands on inspection workshops, bee school, mentor program and more.
All events are free and open to the public.
Please check our web site for the dates and locations or more information at www.backyardbeekeepers.com
www.backyardbeekeepers.com


Mar 26

What?s the Buzz About Bee School!

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Discover the fascinating hobby of beekeeping! Join us for a 6 week course, presented by experienced beekeepers from the Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers (KLCB), the Maine State Beekeepers Association and Maine?s State Bee Inspector, who will provide you with basic information to get started as a beekeeper. This course is designed for first and second year beekeepers.
Honey bees play a vital role in the pollination of our fruits and vegetables. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, approximately one-third of our diet comes from insect pollinated plants with honey bees responsible for more than 80% of that pollination. Whether you have an interest in becoming a backyard beekeeper for your gardening passion, or wish to consider keeping hives for a honey crop, or simply desire to learn more about the fascinating community of honey bees which are disappearing at an alarming rate, attending a local bee school program will provide you with a basic foundation to get started.
Beekeeping basics, equipment needs, seasonal management, honey extraction, honey bee diseases and pest management are just a few of a wide variety of topics which will be covered during this course in lecture format, hands-on experiences at station rotations and workshops. Not only will you learn about what is needed to care for these incredibly important insects, you will meet other community members who share your interest in beekeeping.
Classes will be held on consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Thomaston, ME beginning on March 5, 2013 and ending April 9, 2013. One Saturday workshop on March 30, 2013 is also planned (optional) to assemble hives and frames for spring use.
Course fee is $50.00 payable by check or cash, at the first class to cover the cost of a textbook and a pro-rated membership to KLCB.
Visit us at www.klcbee.com to find out more about the 2013 Bee School and the 2013 KLCB program of events.
To register for bee school or if you have further questions concerning the course, please call Jane Dunstan at 586-6800 or email at rmllamas@roadrunner.com
www.klcbee.com
rmllamas@roadrunner.com


Mar 28

2013 Beekeeping Short Course - Connecticut

Thursday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONNECTICUT

The Woodbury Chapter of the Future Farmers Of America will again sponsor-The 2013, Beekeeping Short Course. Location:Nonnewaug High School,Woodbury,Connecticut. Lecture dates: March 14, 21,and 28(7P.M.-9P.M). Field Trips: April 6 and 13th (10A.M. to noon).

For registration and additional information contact,www.wooodburyffa.org. The instructor for the course will be Al Avitabile, co-author of the Beekeeper's Handbook. He may be reached at alavitabile@yahoo.com


www.wooodburyffa.org
alavitabile@yahoo.com


Mar 30

Beekeeping for Beginners

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Beekeeping for Beginners

Saturday, March 23
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Fred Berry Conservation Education Center
on Crooked Creek
851 Conservation Lane? Yellville

Get Started Keeping Bees
Safely and Successfully.

? Introduction to bee biology
? The bee hive and other equipment
? How and where to get your bees
? Your first year with bees
? Harvesting honey and beeswax
? Pest and disease management
? Honeybee laws and regulation

To register and for more information call 870-449-3484.