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March 2014

Mar 1

36th Annual Beekeeping Workshop - Tri-County Beekeeper's Assoc. of Northern Ohio

Friday 02/28/2014 - 03/1/2014
Tri-County Beekeeper's Association of Northern OH will hold their 36th Annual Beekeeping Workshop on February 28th and March 1st, 2014 at the OARDC in Wooster. There will be various educational sessions geared for beginners to experienced beekeepers. There will also be sessions through the day for children, as well as a hands-on room.

Keep an eye out for more information on our website www.tricountybeekeepers.org. We hope to see you in March.
www.tricountybeekeepers.org


Mar 1

7th Annual Chemical Free Organic Beekeepers Conference

Friday 02/28/2014 - 03/2/2014
As the Organic Beekeepers yahoo.com discussion group has now grown in numbers to over 5500+ members, we have put together our 7th annual meeting for an American Beekeepers Association, for beekeepers into clean 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 28 Feb - 2 March, 2014. 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/singing/dancing); Ramona Herboldsheimer (Microbe Update); Bruce Brown (CC Pollen/politics); Jaime de Zubeldia (TBHs vs Langs); Michael Bush (Breeding/Fld Mgt); James Fearnley (UK Pollen/propolis); Jacqueline Freeman (Swarms/swarmketching); Krassimire Kentchev (EU -How he views Dee?s bees); Laura Ferguson, Bee Haven International (History of the Honey Bee).
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 than 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 late 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 addressed 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 general information concerning the meeting contacts are Keith Malone (Alaska) 907-688-0588, and Ramona/Dean at 978-407-3934.
www.tucsonymca.org
groups.yahoo.com/group/organicbeekeepers/


Mar 1

NEVADA - Mason Valley Bee Conference

Friday 02/28/2014 - 03/1/2014
Mason Valley Bee Conference, Yerington, Nevada February 28, 2014 6:30 to 9:00 pm March 1, 2014 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Information will be available for new and experienced beekeepers of all ages interested in learning more about bees and beekeeping. Topics will include: starting a colony of bees, bee biology, bee pests and diseases, hive care and medications, advantages of small cell foundation, making nucs, uses of honey and other products of the hive, In the Life of a Beekeeper, and much more. Contact Debbie Gilmore at debbie@hallshoney.com or phone 775 220-5567 for more information. Visit http://www.masonvalleybeekeepers.org/ for a registration form.
http://www.masonvalleybeekeepers.org/


Mar 1

Audubon Bee Association - Beekeeping School (Kentucky)

Saturday
Beekeeping School hosted by Audubon Bee Association

March 1, 2014
to be held at: Henderson County Co-op Extension Expo Center, 3341 Zion Road, Henderson, Kentucky 42420

Pre-registration Fee is $15.00 per person [$20.00 at the door]. Children 12 and under $5.00

The doors open at 8:00 a.m. CST

Keynote Speaker
Sean Burgess, KY State Apiarist
For additional information contact: Larry Stone, President 270-339-7245

For a registration form contact: Jan Powell, Treasurer 270-860-2942

Email: audubonbeeassoc@yahoo.com
website: http://www.audubonbeekeepersassociation.com/
audubonbeeassoc@yahoo.com
http://www.audubonbeekeepersassociation.com/


Mar 1

FLORIDA - Organic Beekeeping

Saturday 03/1/2014 - 03/2/2014
Organic Beekeeping: Principals and Practices - March 1st & 2nd - Caney Branch Farm, Monticello, Florida

This workshop covers topics suitable for commercial and hobby beekeepers, with a primary focus on intermediate and advanced methods. For beginners, a special Friday afternoon session that covers hive construction and layout, the basics of bee biology, and handling bees is strongly recommended. The rest of the workshop, Friday afternoon/evening and all day Saturday, presents a balanced view of natural and organic beekeeping topics and practices not ordinarily covered in lectures and articles, including: presence and mindfulness in the beeyard; swarming as an expression of the bees vitality; working with swarms and making nucleus colonies; non-toxic mite and foul brood control; Apitherapy, and an appreciation for the role that pollinators play within the Earth's ecosystem. Weather permitting, the day will be punctuated with visits to the hives, where techniques for handling bees are demonstrated with opportunities for hands-on experience by workshop participants. Bring a veil, if you have one.

Cost: $130 - To register contact Roger 850-294-6162 rogertwitchell@yahoo.com
rogertwitchell@yahoo.com


Mar 1

Bee School- Asheville, NC

Saturday 03/1/2014 - 03/2/2014
Bee School event at the Folk Art Center in Asheville, North Carolina

"2014 BEGINNERS BEE SCHOOL - March 1 & 2 at the Folk Art Center Auditorium, Asheville NC. $45/$55. Info and Registration at www.chbr.org. or call (828) 779-7047. Everyone welcome."
www.chbr.org


Mar 3

Duck River Beekeepers Assoc. Bee Classes - Shelbyville, TN March 3-4, 6-7, 2014

Monday 03/3/2014 - 03/4/2014
When: 4 Nights. Mon. 3/3/14, Tues. 3/4/14, Thurs. 3/6/14 & Fri. 3/7/14 from 7~9pm each night
Where: Shelbyville Farm Bureau Building at 323 Bethany Lane, Shelbyville, TN.
Who: The Duck River Beekeeper?s Association is sponsoring this event. The association meets regularly the first Tuesday of each month between 7~9pm at the Shelbyville Farm Bureau Building.
Additional Details:
?Registration fee for the class is $40. Included in the cost of registration is the book Beekeeping in Tennessee and refreshments each night.
?3 Hive Starter Kits (approximately $150 value each) will be given away in a drawing on the final night. Winners must attend all 4 classes, join the Duck River Beekeeper?s Association for 2 years ($26 total) and purchase bees for the hive (approximately $125). Current Members not eligible unless they have not yet started beekeeping.
?Come early on Monday night (before 7pm) to complete registration.
Contact:TJ Hansen (931)308-7066 or Dolores Lewis (931) 438-2767 for additional information.


Mar 4

FLORIDA - Bee College

Tuesday
The University of Florida Bee College is the most extensive educational honey bee event in the state of Florida and is back for its seventh year! Everyone is welcome to attend Bee College: beekeepers, naturalists, farmers, gardeners, county agents, and anyone interested in honey bees! It?s not too late to register, as you might know, we fill up pretty fast but there is still time! Registration is open until Tuesday March 4th. Bee College is the best time you could have learning about honey bees and beekeeping, the full schedule will be announced soon. There are topics for beginners, advanced, hands-on demonstrations, workshops on everything from Honey Extraction, Varroa Biology, Grafting, Queen Rearing and IPM approaches! The keynote speakers this year are Dr. Dewey Caron, (U. Delaware) and Dr. Jim and Maryann Frazier of Penn State. As always, we have the Fl apiary Inspection Team, the HBREL team and a host of other great speakers. Bee College has enough beekeeping knowledge to last you all year! We give you a stunning Bee College pin, a goody bag, a program binder with lecture material, snacks, lunch, banquet dinner, awards ceremony and a raffle where you can win great prizes! The full schedule and course titles will be announced early next week!

Coupled with the UF Bee College is the Annual Bee College Honey Show. Our honey show is the largest in the state, and winners can proudly claim the title of ?Best Honey in Florida?! The Bee College Honey Show provides a wonderful opportunity to showcase all of your (and your bees!) hard work. The show will be judged using the Welsh Honey Judge methods by certified professional Honey Judges and Stewards, and winners will be announced during the awards ceremony Friday evening. If you want to exhibit in the show, all you have to do is register for the Bee College and send your entry form in early. You can enter items such as extracted honey, candles, frames for extraction, artwork, and more. Exhibit classes and the entry form will be posted online next week!


Register today! https://2014beecollege.eventbrite.com (ticket prices and purchasing)

For more information please visit: www.ufhoneybee.com (general program information)

For general questions email me: jklopchin@ufl.edu

For registration questions, please email Glinda Burnett at gburnett@ufl.edu

->VENDOR space still available! Please see our website for a vendor application (fees apply).

Did you know that you can pay by check? It?s easy! Just go https://2014beecollege.eventbrite.com and enter the number of registrations you would like to purchase (skip the register button). Next choose ?SHOW OTHER PAYMENT OPTIONS? (below the REGISTER button). Then, click ?PAY OFFLINE?. Here you will add your personal information to register for the event. You may then mail your registration fee the address below (please make checks payable to the University of Florida).
Please, feel free to tweet, Facebook, email, post, blog about us!

Hope to see y?all soon!

~Jeanette

Mailing address:
UF Bee College
c/o Glinda Burnett
Department of Entomology and Nematology
University of Florida
Bldg 970 Natural Area Drive
PO Box 110620
Gainesville, FL 32611-0620

https://2014beecollege.eventbrite.com
www.ufhoneybee.com


Mar 6

FLORIDA - Master Beekeeping

Thursday
The Master Beekeeper Program will be holding its biannual training and exams on Thursday March 6th at the Whitney Lab in St. Augustine, Florida. The Master Beekeeper Program (MBP) is a five-year beekeeper training and certification program and boasts nearly 300 active members. This collection of registered beekeepers performs public service credits as a part of program advancement. To date, they have collectively reached nearly three million people in the state of Florida and beyond. They serve as bee ambassadors to beginning beekeepers, the public, and our community, by teaching and serving as an extension of UF/HBREL The MBP trains and educates beekeepers on new techniques, equipment, potential problems, tips and tricks to improve their beekeeping skills. Perhaps most importantly, it keeps beekeepers around the state and country connected and furthermore, connected to their communities. Beekeepers must have owned at least one hive of bees for at least one year to register, and entry to the MBP is attained by passing the apprentice examinations on exam day. Further into the program, students choose a major and attain major and core credits. To graduate as a Master Craftsman beekeeper, the final level in the program, one must complete a research project or Extension program.

For more information about the Master Beekeeper Program please visit: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/honeybee/extension/master_beekeeper.shtml

For registration to the upcoming spring event please visit: https://spring2014mbp.eventbrite.com
http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/honeybee/extension/master_beekeeper.shtml
https://spring2014mbp.eventbrite.com


Mar 6

Duck River Beekeepers Assoc. Bee Classes - Shelbyville, TN March 3-4, 6-7, 2014

Thursday 03/6/2014 - 03/7/2014
When: 4 Nights. Mon. 3/3/14, Tues. 3/4/14, Thurs. 3/6/14 & Fri. 3/7/14 from 7~9pm each night
Where: Shelbyville Farm Bureau Building at 323 Bethany Lane, Shelbyville, TN.
Who: The Duck River Beekeeper?s Association is sponsoring this event. The association meets regularly the first Tuesday of each month between 7~9pm at the Shelbyville Farm Bureau Building.
Additional Details:
?Registration fee for the class is $40. Included in the cost of registration is the book Beekeeping in Tennessee and refreshments each night.
?3 Hive Starter Kits (approximately $150 value each) will be given away in a drawing on the final night. Winners must attend all 4 classes, join the Duck River Beekeeper?s Association for 2 years ($26 total) and purchase bees for the hive (approximately $125). Current Members not eligible unless they have not yet started beekeeping.
?Come early on Monday night (before 7pm) to complete registration.
Contact:TJ Hansen (931)308-7066 or Dolores Lewis (931) 438-2767 for additional information.


Mar 6

Vermont Beekeepers Association Limited

Thursday 7:00 PM - 9:55 PM
Classes for new and beginning beekeepers (Beekeeping Shortcourse):
January 30, February 6, 13, 20, and March 6, 7-9 PM at
Crispe Room,
Vermont Veterans Home,
325 North Street, Bennington VT 05201.

Information contact:

Jacob Esh
110 County St
Bennington, VT 05201
Bennington County Beekeepers Club, LTD
802-447-0198
christianbookstore@myfairpoint.net

www.benningtonbees.blobspot.com
christianbookstore@myfairpoint.net
www.benningtonbees.blobspot.com


Mar 6

72nd Annual Beekeeping School - MASSACHUSSETTS

Thursday 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
ciation (WCBA), the oldest county beekeeping association in the country, will hold its 72nd Annual Beekeeping School beginning March 6, 2014. The school will run for eight consecutive Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 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 (immediate family only limit of 2). This includes a course manual, pro-rated WCBA membership through August 31, 2014 and the WCBA newsletter. Registration forms can be downloaded from our web site, or you can register on the first night of class, if seats are still available. Pre-registering is highly recommended. Doors open on March 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Classes start promptly at 7:00 p.m. All sessions are in Amphitheaters II S4-102 & III S6-102 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 7

7th Annual UF Bee College- FLORIDA

Friday 03/7/2014 - 03/8/2014
Seventh annual UF Bee College event returns March 7-8

Contact: Jeanette Klopchin, 352-273-3932, jklopchin@ufl.edu
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The state?s biggest educational event for honey bee hobbyists, professionals and anyone interested in honey bees is back for a seventh year, University of Florida officials announced this week.
UF?s Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory has organized and hosted the event since 2008. The event will be held at the UF Whitney Marine Laboratory in Marineland, Fla., March 7-8.
Everyone is welcome to register to attend Bee College. The two-day event offers classes for all ages and experience levels, from novice to seasoned beekeeper. This year?s schedule includes more than 50 classes, and nearly half of the course material is new, event organizer Jeannette Klopchin said. The Bee College Honey Show, the state?s largest competition of its kind, includes 20 entry classes, from comb honey, to extracted honey, and even beekeeping gadgets. See www.ufhoneybee.com for rules.
Special guest speakers include Dewey Caron, a 40-year veteran in apicultural research, extension and instruction, and Jim and Maryann Frazier of Penn State University. The entomologists are considered experts in honey bees, chemical ecology, pesticides and pest management.
The Junior Bee College, an all-day event on Saturday, March 8, is open to children ages 6 through 16; kids will learn everything from basic entomology and bee biology to practical beekeeping through hands-on, fun, interactive, games and lessons.
Bee College attendees have their choice of a minimum of five class options at any given time of the day. Courses cover everything from basics, such as setting up an apiary to more complicated topics, such as making beekeeping a business. Many classes are hands on and take participants into lab settings to detect honeybee diseases or teach participants the laws that govern honey bottling, labeling and sales in Florida.
Participants must register by March 4 at http://2014beecollege.eventbrite.com/. For all other details about the event, please visit www.UFhoneybee.com.
The cost is $125 per person to attend for one day or $185 for two days. Family and other discount rates are offered.
www.UFhoneybee.com
http://2014beecollege.eventbrite.com/


Mar 7

Arkansas Beekeepers Association Spring Conference

Friday
The Arkansas Beekeepers Association will hold its Spring Conference on March 7 and 8, 2014 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The educational program will include a diverse group of speakers and demonstrations. Beekeeping equipment vendors will be present. Beekeepers and interested parties from Arkansas and surrounding areas are welcome. Please visit http://arbeekeepers.org/events.html for registration information.
arbeekeepers.org/events.html for registration information


Mar 7

Michigan Beekeepers' Association Spring Conference

Friday 03/7/2014 - 03/8/2014
The Michigan Beekeepers' Association (MBA), celebrating their 149th year, will hold their Spring Conference on March 7 and 8, at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on the MSU campus in E. Lansing, MI. John Miller, president of the California State Beekeepers Association, full-time commercial beekeeper with about 12,300 hives, almond pollinator, and subject of the book The Beekeeper's Lament, will be the keynote speaker. John is a very entertaining speaker with an unique perspective on the beekeeping industry. The MBA will also be featuring break out sessions and live demonstrations on a number of topics of interest to beekeepers of all skill levels, with different programs on both Friday and Saturday, along with a wide variety of vendors.

More information can be found by visiting the MBA website at www.michiganbees.org, including pre-registration and hotel information. Or call MBA Treasurer, Steve Tilmann at (517) 543-5525.
http://www.michiganbees.org


Mar 8

WESTERN NEW YORK HONEY PRODUCERS, INC.

Saturday
Date: March 8, 2014
Time: 9:00 A.M. ? 11:00 (Speaker) & 11:00 ? noon (club business/vendors)

Place: First Presbyterian Church, 9 Paine Street (at Main), East Aurora

Speaker: Jim Ochterski
Topic: Marketing Honey Like You Mean It
Fee: $10.00


Jim Ochterski, a farm marketing specialist from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County, will share tips, hints, and reminders all centered around honey marketing for the small-scale producer. He will provide key points for producers and hobbyists, including:
? The product: Where the bees leave off and your job begins.
? Packaging/storing practices: Packing honey for marketing quality.
? The label: What must be on there, and how to dress it up for sales.
? The claims: Health claims, production claims, and varieties.
? The business angle: Keeping track, and staying on the right side of taxes and liability

Jim will also be distributing free copies of a new guidebook he wrote, ?From Honeycomb to Consumer: Marketing Honey on a Small Scale in New York.? This guidebook was developed for the Empire State Honey Producers Association to help the growing number of new honey producers in the state.

Following the speaker, we have some brief bee club business (elections) to take care of, and then would welcome you to browse some vendors of bee supplies we have invited to the meeting.


Mar 8

Bluegrass Beekeepers - Beekeeping School KENTUCKY

Saturday
The Bluegrass Beekeepers will be holding its annual beekeeping school on March 8, 2014. In addition to the popular beginner's track, which lasts the entire day, the school will feature numerous classes geared toward encouraging advanced beekeepers to sign up for the EAS 2014 Master Beekeeping Certification process. Kent Williams will be offering these courses. The featured speaker will be Debbie Delaney, who will be talking about ?The sustainability of honey bees: an evolving beekeeping industry? and ?Pricing and Marketing Risk Management Education for Honey Producers." Registration forms are available on the web at the following site: www.bluegrassbeekeepers.blogspot.com
www.bluegrassbeekeepers.blogspot.com


Mar 8

Oklahoma State Spring Conference

Saturday
Oklahoma State Spring ConferenceMarch 8, 2013 Ponca City, Oklahoma
0800 registration
0900-1630 C0nference
POC: Maribeth Snapp 405-812-7756
Lodging available reasonable in area will be posted on website ASAP check Coba/Frontier/Neoba website sites on yahoo for more information

Address of Ranch Drive Fire Dept.

Ranch Drive Volunteer Fire Dept
3454 South Ranch Drive
Ponca City, OK 74601

The location of the Ranch Drive Volunteer Fire Department is 2 miles west of Ponca City on Highway #60 and about 1 mile South on highway #156 toward Marland, OK.

The building sits on the north side of the Ranch Drive Co-Op, which can be seen from several miles away.

We plan to post road signs at the major intersections to help. The buildings are all in an open area and would be hard to miss.


Mar 8

Baldwin Country Beekeepers Association - Alabama

Saturday 8:00 AM
Baldwin Country Beekeepers Association will hold a workshop at PZA Civil Park, 17833 Hwy 104, Robertsdale, Alabama, March 8, 2014. Registration at 8:00 a.m. Fee is $40.00 per person or $45.00 per family. You can mail check, payable to: Roger Bemis, P.O. Box 353, Bon Secour, Alabama 36511. Email: bemisroger@hotmail.com or 251-213-0168. You can pay at door.
There will be door prizes, and you must be present to win. Refreshments will be available. If you have supplies to sell, bring them. Bring protective gear. Please feel free to call or email if you have questions.

bemisroger@hotmail.com


Mar 15

All Day Seminar - Albany, NY

Saturday
Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Assoc. presents Tom Seeley and Jerry Hayes. All day seminar includes lunch, raffles. www.adirondackbees.org

www.adirondackbees.org


Mar 15

3rd annual Mid-Atlantic Organic Honey Bee Convention - VIRGINIA

Saturday
Our 3rd annual Mid-Atlantic Organic Honey Bee Convention to be held all day Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 4500 Kensington Avenue, Richmond, VA. Speakers to include John Adams, Sam Comfort, Wyatt Mangum, PhD, State Apiarist Keith Tignor. High intensity advanced level. See updates, topics & registration info at website www.maohbc.com Pre-registration encouraged, limited seating. $50 person/$70 family.
www.maohbc.com


Mar 15

Chester County (PA) Beekeepers' Association - Annual Seminar

Saturday
Chester County Beekeepers Association Annual Seminar

? Date: Saturday, March 15, 2014

? Time: Registration: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM. Seminar from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
?Place: The Merion Science Center at West Chester University, West Chester, PA
?Cost: $50.00; college students: $35:00. Lunch provided. Attendees under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Make checks payable to: ?CCBA?
and send to: Bob Haniwalt, 214 S. Walnut Street, West Chester, PA 19382-3462

?Advanced Session Speakers:

?Larry Connor, PhD: http://bee-people.com/dr-larry-connor/

?Don Coats, DVM, is a practicing small animal veterinarian. Dr. Coats translates his medical experience to hive management and honey bee disease assessment, using the art and science of microscopy to provide insight and scientific inquiry into the world of the honey bee

?Katy Evans is a Graduate Researcher, University of Delaware Department of Wildlife and Entomology. Studying under Deb Delaney, PhD, her current project is titled ?An Integrated Program Using Non-Chemical Controls to Manage Parasites in Honey Bee Colonies?

?Beginners Session Speakers:

?Cindy Faulkner is a former President of the CCBA, holds a BS in Biology, a Master's degree in Toxicology and teaches the ?Introduction to Beekeeping? course for the Chester County Night School

?Keith Jardine started beekeeping in 1976 when a swarm arrived in his yard in South Africa. By the time he was sixteen, Keith was managing seventeen hives

?Directions:
West Chester University campus map: http://www.wcupa.edu/campusmap/
Moving your cursor over the footprint of any of the areas described below allows you to create customized directions from your location
The Merion Science Center is located in the northern rear section of the purple color-coded building at the intersection of W. Rosedale Avenue and S. Church Street

General parking is provided in ?D? lot, the grey color-coded area slightly northwest of the Merion Science Center and behind the orange color-coded building. It is accessed via University Avenue off S. Church Street. Handicap accessible parking is located in ?H? lot behind the Merion Science Center

?Vendors are welcome: contact Howard Frysinger at hfrysinger@gmail.com

email: jmcmich552@aol.com
chescobees.org


Mar 15

76th Annual Beekeeping Conference - Michigan

Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Southeastern Michigan Beekeepers? Association (SEMBA) will hold its 76th Annual Beekeeping Conference on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, MI. Keynote speaker will be Clarence Collison, Ph.D., Professor of Entomology and Head of the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Mississippi State University.
For more information visit www.sembabees.org/education.
www.sembabees.org/education


Mar 15

Second Step Beekeeping

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 catalogues, 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


Mar 22

Geneva Bee Conference (Geneva, NY)

Saturday
The 2014 Geneva Bee Conference will be held on the campus of Hobart William and Smith College in Geneva, NY on Saturday March 22nd from 9am - 5pm. Speakers will be: Dr. Dick Rogers of Bayer's BeeCare Center, Katie Lee of BeeInformed Partnership and Chris Harp, The Bee Doctor of Honeybeelives.org. Full Conference details can be found on our website: www.genevabeeconference.org
Honeybeelives.org
www.genevabeeconference.org


Mar 22

Wyoming Bee College Conference - Cheyenne, WY

Saturday 03/22/2014 - 03/23/2014
The University of Wyoming Laramie County Extension office is hosting the Wyoming Bee College Conference at Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, Wyoming, over the weekend of March 22-23. This is two days of hands on workshops and lectures, offering two educational concurrent sessions. This conference is open to everyone and anyone wanting to learn more about bee health, beekeeping, native bees, bumble bees and value added bee products.

The first day session one is for beginner s or current beekeepers wanting to improve their skills with an all-day hands-on hive workshop (bring your bee suit if you have one) taught by local beekeeper Michael Jordan (A Bee Friendly Company).

The second session on Saturday will cover advanced beekeeping topics and issues. Several of the advanced classes will be taught by our keynote speaker, USDA ARS Utah Bee Lab entomologist Dr. James Strange.

The second day, Sunday, March 23, will cover marketing finding a place for your product hands on workshop for value added products on bees wax and a class on making mead. Native Bees and building an Orchard Masson hive. There will be a class on dealing with drought and still have flowers for bees taught by Nancy Loomis.

The conference cost of $50 for both days includes two lunches, snacks and a banquet dinner on Saturday night, or you can register for one day at $35/day. Go to eventbrite.com Wyoming Bee College to register.

Our speaker line up:

Keynote speaker and instructor Entomologist Dr. James Strange, from the USDA Agriculture Research Station at the Utah Bee Lab.
Michael Jordan, Beekeeper, entrepreneur, world traveler, owner operator of A Bee Friendly Company, Cheyenne Wyoming Brenna Marsicek, University of Wyoming, Berry Bio-Diversity Center Cole Ehmke, Agriculture Economics and Extension Specialist, UW Polly Cross, Wyoming Department of Agriculture, protecting your bees Jeff Edwards, Pesticide Specialist at Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station, Lingle, Wyoming. Owner operator of Wind Harvest Farms a raspberry ranch east of Torrington, Wyoming.

Nancy Loomis owner operator of Antique Central in Cheyenne, Wyoming where she developed an amazing rain garden during the severe drought of 2012, flourished and supports a wide range of good insects For more information contact Catherine Wissner at 307-633-4383.

www.eventbrite.com


Mar 22

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.


Mar 23

Long Island BeeKeepers Club - NY

Sunday
Sunday March 23 The Long Island BeeKeepers Club will host Dr. James Wilkes.
Dr. James Wilkes is a Professor of Computer Science and Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Appalachian State University.

Dr. Wilkes started keeping bees in the year 2000 with three hives and now manages about a hundred hives from his family farm, Faith Mountain Farm, www.faithmtnfarm.com in Creston, NC. Dr. Wilkes is a Co-Project Director for The Bee Informed Partnership being the IT lead for the project. He is also cofounder of Hive Tracks, www.hivetracks.com.

2-4 pm 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
http://longislandbeekeepers.org/


Mar 24

Queens and Nucleus Hive Production - Rochester NY

Monday
Rochester Beekeepers March 24 2014, 7-9p, Queens and Nucleus Hive Production, Mike Johnston; Monroe County Cooperative Extension 249 Highland Ave Rochester NY 14620; RochesterBeekeepers.com

NY Bee Wellness will hold 2 two day intensive workshops in eastern NY and western/central NY this Spring and Summer. Details to be announced. Visit NYBeeWellness.org for updates.
www.NYBeeWellness.org
www.RochesterBeekeepers.com


Mar 25

Back Yard Beekeepers Association - Connecticut

Tuesday
March 25, Reyah Carlson will be discussing Apitheraphy: the health benefits from all honeybee produced substances. raw honey, pollen, royal jelly, propolis and venom from the sting.
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.
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

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


Mar 29

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


Mar 29

Successful Queen Rearing 2014 - Alabama

Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
This will be a short course on Successful Queen Rearing 2014 and Workshop and also How to Raise a Queen, Make Splits and Clip. The class will be on Saturday, March 29, 2014 and starts 9.00 a.m. and goes until 4.00 p.m. Class will be held at the Foley Library in Foley, Alabama. Registration fee $75.00 and meal included. You can pay at door. Please make check to PAPA?S PURE HONEY & BEES FARM.

For more information:
251-213-0168
P.O. BOX 353
Bon Secour, Alabama 36511
Email bemisroger@hotmail.com

Bring your protective gear since most work will be in bee yard. We will show cell punching, using a queen box and more. We have door prizes and refreshments.
bemisroger@hotmail.com