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July 2013

Jul 11

Heartland Apicultural Society - 12th Annual Conference

Thursday 07/11/13 - 07/13/13
Jane Sueme, Communications, HAS

The 2013 Heartland Apicultural Society Conference will be held July 11 - 13th on the Tennessee Tech University campus in Cookeville, about 150 miles west of Smoky Mountains National Park in central Tennessee.

This premier regional conference will be swarming with instructional programs in the classroom and "hands-on" classes in the apiary. Class programs are designed for beekeepers at all levels of beekeeping skill development from beginners to seasoned veterans. Classroom sessions include: Basic bee biology, beekeeping equipment for new beekeepers--what you really need, urban beekeeping, producing comb honey, setting up a small scale pollination business, setting up an online beekeeping business, removing colonies from buildings and trees, pollen sources for honey bees, introducing queens, Varroa mite biology and their migration between honey bee colonies, Africanized bees what to expect in the future, collecting and selling pollen, small hive beetle biology and management and more. There will be a Queen Rearing Short Course that includes topics such as honey bee genetics, drone and queen mating and biology, setting up starter and finisher hives, grafting and non-grafting methods for raising queens, how to start a breeding program and selecting good traits. Apiary sessions include, making and using nucs, understanding what you're seeing in a hive during colony inspection, honey bee behavior, and using a double screen. The Bee Lab sessions will include Nosema diagnosis, candle and soap making, making lotion bars, lip balms and salves and cooking with honey. Sustainable beekeeping topics include: a "survivor" panel of experienced beekeepers who keep bees without mite or other treatments, how to set up a regional queen and nuc project, state "queen projects" and more.

Speakers presenting at HAS this year include: Jennifer Berry, Phil Craft, Debra Delaney, Kim Flottum, Jim Garrison, Jeff Harris, Jerry Hayes, Zach Huang, Greg Hunt, Wyatt Mangum, Tony Prettyman, Juliana Rangel-Posada, John Skinner, Jim Tew, John Timmons and others.

There will be a large vendor show, evening social events, and sightseeing tours in the Cookeville area.
Special rates for HAS guests will be offered at nearby hotels, with meals available on-campus. The evening social gathering on campus is a great time to meet fellow beekeepers from the region - Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri, Tennessee, West Virginia and beyond!
According to Stu Jacobson, HAS Program Director, the Heartland Apiculture Society was founded in 2001 by Tom Webster of Kentucky State University, Greg Hunt of Purdue and Zach Huang of Michigan State University to provide a economical regional 3-day beekeeping conference every summer, with instruction from the country's premier beekeepers and educators along with an opportunity for hands-on training.

Member states include Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Tennessee and West Virginia

Pre-registration forms and program details will be available for downloading at http://www.heartlandbees.com. Forms will need to be returned by mail only (no on-line submission) to HAS Treasurer, 15275 Meacham Road, Bluff Springs, KY 42240-8484.

www.heartlandbees.com


Jul 11

North Carolina State Beekeepers Summer Meeting

Thursday 07/11/13 - 07/13/13
The summer meeting of the North Carolina State Beekeepers will be held July 11-13, 2013, at Sandhills Community College in Southern Pines, NC. Presenters will include Dr. Larry Connor, Dr. David Tarpy, Ross Conrad, Dan Conlon, Virginia Webb and others. More information www.ncbee
keepers.org (704) 358-8075.
www.ncbee


Jul 12

South Dakota Beekeepers Asociation

Friday 07/12/13 - 07/13/13
The South Dakota Beekeepers Asociation will conduct their annual meeting July 12-13, 2013 at the Lodge in Deadwood, Deadwood, SD. The program committee is working on an informative meeting agenda. Room reservations can be made by contacting the Lodge in Deadwood at (877) 393-5634 or (605) 584-4800. For additional information, please contact John Stolle at (605) 490-1447


Jul 12

Introductory Beekeeping - Delaware Valley College

Friday 07/12/13 9:00 AM - 07/14/13 4:00 PM
Delaware Valley College

Introductory Beekeeping
Friday - Sunday, July 12-14
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Course Number: APR 101 002
Tuition: $170.00

Learn to build an apiary and harvest honey. Designed for hobbyists, beginning beekeepers or for professionals needing a refresher, this course will include honey bee biology and behavior, apiary equipment and supplies, and management practices for each season.


Jul 13

Back Yard Beekeepers Association - Connecticut

Saturday
There are no General meetings scheduled for July and August. 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

Weekend Workshops:
Saturday July 13: Hive Inspection Part 3
Saturday July 27: Honey Harvesting, Extracting and Bottling
Sunday July 28: Honey Harvesting, Extracting and Bottling
Saturday August 10: Fall Preparation Workshop

2013 BYBA Speakers:
September 24: Toni Downs on Beekeeping in the Tropics
October 29: Jennifer Berry, Topic TBD
November 19: Jim Bobb on bee friendly plants
www.backyardbeekeepers.com


Jul 13

Beauty in the Landscape: A Feast for the Eyes and the Pollinators

Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
How to create a pollinator-friendly landscape that delights the senses. Focus on perennial plantings and honeybee forage.
Saturday, July 13, 2013 9am to 1pm;
Registration begins at 8:30am
Cost: $45.00 (Students: $32.00)
To register please visit www.spikenardfarm.org/training.html
www.spikenardfarm.org/training.html


Jul 13

SAVE THE BEES! Workshop - New Hampshire

Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Beekeepers must take timely steps to control American Foulbrood and Varroa mites to SAVE THE BEES! Charles Andros, former NH/VT Apiary Inspector, will hold a beekeeping workshop from 1-3:30 PM on Saturday, July 13, at 18 MacLean Road, Alstead, NH 03602. Look for the ?BEE? sign on the south side of Walpole Valley Road. The topics of discussion will be taking off and extracting honey, wax processing, treatment of mites and foulbrood, and making propolis tincture. Bring a veil, if you have one, as we shall be opening some colonies. We?ll be inside if it is a rainy day. Water and chair may also come in handy. Registration required. email:lindenap@gmail.com or call 603-756-9056.
lindenap@gmail.com


Jul 16

5th Annual Northeast Treatment-Free Beekeeping Conference

Tuesday 07/16/13 - 07/21/13
5th Annual Northeast
Treatment-Free Beekeeping Conference

July 16-21, 2013:
Leominster, Massachusetts

Confirmed Speakers: Dee Lusby, Michael Bush, Les Crowder, Dr. Paul Arnold, Sam Comfort, Maria Molteni, Dean (deknow) Stiglitz, Laurie (Ramona) Herboldsheimer, more to come...
Topics to include Treatment-Free Models, Bee Breeding, Queen Rearing, Langstroth Management, Top Bar Hive Management, Honeybee Microbes, Flower Necarties . . . and more.
For updates, additional information and online registration visit: BeeUntoOthers.com
Registration also accepted by check or money order. Send to Golden Rule Honey, 168 4th St., Leominster, MA 01453. Phone inquiries: 978-407-3934

BeeUntoOthers.com


Jul 19

The Art of Beekeeping - Washington State University

Friday
Specialized Beekeeping Courses
Workshops offered by Washington State University Honey Bee Program
Steve Sheppard, Susan Cobey & honey bee laboratory graduate students
? Mt Vernon Agricultural Station ?
Fri, July 19, 2013
This workshop will provide an understanding of what it takes to rear high quality queens. Basic biology and methods of queen rearing will be presented. The workshops emphasize hands-on instruction in queen rearing methods, with some lectures and demonstrations. Students will be involved in various steps including: setting up cell builders, grafting, and establishing mating nuclei. Both queen right and a queen -less system will be demonstrated. Bring a bee veil and whatever protective clothing you are comfortable in.
Registration fees: $175
Registration Form: http://entomology.wsu.edu/events/

entomology.wsu.edu/events/


Jul 20

Empire State Honey Producers Association Annual Picnic

Saturday
Empire State Honey Producers Association ( ESHPA.org) will hold their Annual Picnic Saturday July 20, in conjunction with the Catskill Mountain Beekeepers ( catskillbees.org ). Exact location to be announced. Featured speaker will be Randy Oliver (ScientificBeekeeping.com ). He will present 2 talks on honey bee disease : Bee Disease Identification and Commercial Mite Management without Synthetic Miticides.

NY Bee Wellness - various local bee clubs throughout New York will be holding bee disease presentations, workshops, and field work this year. Please check the Events page at NYBeeWellness.org. The website is available for use by New York Beekeepers and other beekeepers.

The goal of this program is to reach as many beekeepers as possible and with the collaboration of local bee clubs, show them how to diagnose, treat and prevent honey bee diseases.
Funded by : Empire State Honey Producers Association, and USDA NIFA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program, Grant # 2011-494400-30631
Contact Pat Bono- Pat@eshpa.org

catskillbees.org
Pat@eshpa.org


Jul 20

Advanced Beekeeping Course - Illinois

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms will be hosting their popular Advanced Beekeeping Course Saturday, July 20th, 2013 9am - 3pm. Some people have kept bees for years, but continue repeating the same mistakes and are not gaining beekeeping experience. Instead they are stuck in being a first-year beekeeper year after year. Take the next step, and leap into becoming a better beekeeper! Take a more in-depth look at swarm prevention, splits, overwintering hives, pests & disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention, increase honey yields and tricks of the trade. Join beekeeper, David Burns, EAS certified Master Beekeeper for a day of Advanced Beekeeping on Saturday July 20th, 2013 at their new Education Center in East Central Illinois. Call to register: 217-427-2678 or register online at: www.honeybeesonline.com

www.honeybeesonline.com


Jul 20

2013 Queen Breeder Rearing Short Course - Alabama

Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
2013 Queen Breeder Rearing Short Course. At Foley, Alabama library held Saturday, July 20, at 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Registration Fee $75.00 (includes meals) per person. Need to enroll by July 15. Bring your protective gear. Roger Bemis 251-213-0168, P.O. Box 353, Bon Secour, AL 36511.


Jul 21

Beekeeping and the Biology of the Honey Bee - Maine

Sunday 07/21/13 - 07/27/13
This will be an introductory class of beekeeping basics, discussing the biology and science of the European Honeybee and its introduction to North America and Maine. Langstroth and the movable frame hive, the hive of popular use, will be emphasized. Managing maladies of disease, parasites, pests and predators (the dark side of beekeeping) will be discussed. The life history, entomological classification, genetics and physiology will be discussed. References of various apicultural literature, journals and texts will be presented. The class will be a full week of discussions including management, equipment and places to procure tools and literature. A significant portion of time will be spent on the science, value and human dependency on this insect for sustainability in the U.S. A portion of one day will deal with rules, regulations and pollination by the State Apiarist, Tony Jadczak. Part of another day will be Dr. Frank Drummond discussing his Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP) which he is researching for the USDA and University of Maine. We will spend time on bee botany and Maine floral sources for bees. Wild bees and their value will be discussed with emphasis placed on the economic value the honey bee plays in our agricultural economy. Black bear management and honey bees will be discussed with downeast blueberry pollination. In conclusion, participants should have the basics for starting the hobby of beekeeping and advancing into the art and science of the craft. This class would be the equivalency of any short academic introductory course provided by the Eastern Apicultural Society of North America (EAS). Contact: www.eaglehill.us ? 59 Eagle Hill Road, P.O. Box 9, Steuben, ME 04680 ? 207.546.2821 ? office@eaglehill.us


www.eaglehill.us
office@eaglehill.us


Jul 21

NY Bee Wellness Workshops

Sunday
The NY Bee Wellness Workshops ( NYBeeWellness.org ) will hold a session July 21, Sunday, Kingston NY. Registered participants will engage in hands-on hive inspection (fee). Instructors included will be Randy Oliver ( ScientificBeekeeping.com ), Peter Borst, Al Avitabile. Fee 75.00, payable to ESHPA; please send check to: Pat Bono, ESHPA, POB 25291 Rochester NY 14625

USDA NIFA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program, Grant # 2011-494400-30631
Contact Pat Bono- Pat@eshpa.org

NY Bee Wellness - various local bee clubs throughout New York will be holding bee disease presentations, workshops, and field work this year. Please check the Events page at NYBeeWellness.org. The website is available for use by New York Beekeepers and other beekeepers.

The goal of this program is to reach as many beekeepers as possible and with the collaboration of local bee clubs, show them how to diagnose, treat and prevent honey bee diseases.
Funded by : Empire State Honey Producers Association, and USDA NIFA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program, Grant # 2011-494400-30631
Contact Pat Bono- Pat@eshpa.org

NYBeeWellness.org
Pat@eshpa.org


Jul 25

South Carolina Beekeepers Association Summer Meeting

Thursday 07/25/13 - 07/27/13
The South Carolina Beekeepers Association will hold its Summer Meeting July 25, 26, & 27, 2013. The meeting will be held at the Hendrix Student Center on the Clemson University campus.
Our speakers will include Bob Danka, USDA Honey Bee Lab, Baton Rouge, LA; Jennifer Berry, Research Apiculturist, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Lawrence Cutts, commercial beekeeper and retired Chief of Apiary Regulations with Florida Dept. of Agriculture.
Several of our own experienced beekeepers will be making presentations, also.
Friday evening we will have a BBQ dinner, a horseshoe pitching tournament and a smoker lighting contest at Jimmy Howard?s home in Pendleton. This has become an annual event enjoyed by everyone.
Motel accommodations are available at Sleep Inn, $65.00 per night, 864-653-6000; Days Inn, $65.00 per night, 864-653-4411; and the Holiday Inn Express, $89.00 per night, 864-654-9410. When you make your reservations please mention that you are attending the SC Beekeepers Association meeting at the university in order to get these special rates. Dorm rooms on campus will also be available.
You will be able to register for the meeting online at our website after June 1, 2013.

SCStateBeekeepers.org


Jul 26

Pacific Northwest Conference Scheduled

Friday 07/26/13 - 07/28/13
Bliss Honeybees presents: Pacific Northwest Treatment-Free Beekeeping Conference Science and earth-friendly beekeepers meet on July 26th-28th of 2013.

Featuring Dr. Tom Seeley and Kirk Webster info at www.blisshoneybees.org/events.html
www.blisshoneybees.org/events.html


Jul 27

Back Yard Beekeepers Association - Connecticut

Saturday
There are no General meetings scheduled for July and August. 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

Weekend Workshops:

Saturday July 27: Honey Harvesting, Extracting and Bottling
Sunday July 28: Honey Harvesting, Extracting and Bottling
Saturday August 10: Fall Preparation Workshop

2013 BYBA Speakers:
September 24: Toni Downs on Beekeeping in the Tropics
October 29: Jennifer Berry, Topic TBD
November 19: Jim Bobb on bee friendly plants
www.backyardbeekeepers.com


Jul 29

Christmas in July- Prepping your Hives for Winter

Monday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

July 29, 2013, 7-9p

"Christmas in July- Prepping your Hives for Winter"

Mike Griggs, entomologist IPM Unit ARS-USDA, past President of the Eastern Apicultural Society

A look at wintering history and talk about proactive winter preparation.

Rochester Beekeepers, Monroe County Cooperative Extension
249 Highland Ave, Rochester NY

Contact: Pat Bono, RochesterBeekeepers@gmail.com

RochesterBeekeepers@gmail.com