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August 2012

Aug 10

NY Bee Wellness Workshops

Friday 08/10/2012 - 08/11/2012
NYBeeWellness.com
July 14 & 15 (Sat/Sun) at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, NY and August 10 & 11 (Fri/Sat) in Ballsont Spa, NY.

An intensive 2 day (& 1 evening), skills oriented, hands-on workshop. part of a Train the Trainer program to teach beekeepers techniques in diagnosing, treating, and preventing honey bee diseases. For beekeeping clubs or other groups to sponsor a team to attend the workshop, as an investment to the beekeepers in their community. Primarily targeting New York beekeepers with less than 10 years experience and women beekeepers, participants from other states are welcome as space permits.
Instructors: Larry Connor, Al Avitable, and Les Eccles, Devon Rawn of the Ontario Tech Transfer Program of Canada, Doug McRory, former Ontario state apiarist, and Diana Sammataro, USDA Tucson Bee Lab.
Sponsored by the Empire State Honey Producers Association (ESHPA.org) and USDA NIFA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program, Grant #2011-494400-30631. Contact: Pat@ESHPA.org, 585-820-6619.
NYBeeWellness.com
Pat@ESHPA.org


Aug 11

Apprentice Fall Course - New York

Saturday
Cornell Offers Apprentice
and Journey Level Workshops

Apprentice Level Fall Course 2012

The Cornell University Master Beekeeper Program will conduct its 1-day Apprenctice Level Fall Workshop twice this year. Topics include preparation for the fall flow; winter management; honey removal, extraction and processing; and IPM for pests, parasites, pathogens and predators. Experienced beekeepers looking for a review of the basics and those interested in starting with bees are encouraged to attend. Class runs from 9 am - 5:30 pm and includes 2 hours of field work. Cost is $85.00. Manual and refreshments provided.

Apprentice Fall Course
Saturday, August 11th
Dyce Lab, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Apprentice Fall Course
Saturday, August 18th
Dyce Lab, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY


Aug 12

Journey Level IPM 2012 - New York

Sunday
The Cornell University Master Beekeeper Program will conduct its 1-day Journey Level IPM Workshop twice this year. NOT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE TAKEN THE APPRENTICE LEVEL COURSES!!! This 1-day workshop provides participants with an overview of the theory and principles in Integrated Pest Management, the identification and life histories of honey bee pests, identification of hive samples, and IPM strategies for managing honey bee pests while minimizing the use of pesticides. participants receive a manual to complement the lectures. Class runs from 9 am - 5:30 pm and includes 2 hours of field work. Cost is $85.00, manual and refreshments provided.

Journey Level Fall Course
Saturday, August 12th
Dyce Lab, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Journey Level Fall Course
Saturday, August 19th
Dyce Lab, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

For more information and registration go to masterbeekeeper.org. All classes limited to 20 participants.
masterbeekeeper.org


Aug 13

Eastern Apicultural Society

Monday 08/13/2012 - 08/17/2012
The Vermont Beekeepers Association is pleased to host the
2012 EAS Conference at University of Vermont, Burlington
August 13-17

What is EAS?
The Eastern Apicultural Society of North America, Inc. (EAS) is an international non-profit educational organization founded in 1955 for the promotion of bee culture, education of beekeepers, and excellence in bee research. EAS is the largest non-commercial beekeeping organization in the US and one of the largest in the world.
The annual EAS conference consists of lectures, workshops, vendor displays, short courses for beginning and advanced beekeepers. More than 400 people generally attend the conference each year.

AWESOME SPEAKERS
EAS speakers include innovators, authors, researchers and experts in beekeeping from Vermont and around the country, such as:

Michael Palmer
Dr. Marla Spivak
Ross Conrad
Kim Flottum
Charles Mraz
Diana Sammataro
Dr. Thomas Seeley
Ann Harman
Dr. James Tew
Claire Waring

FASCINATING TOPICS
Workshops will be offered on a wide range of topics for the beginner to the experienced beekeeper:

? Apitherapy I & II
? Pesticides in the Orchard
? Sustaining the Apiary with Fall Reverse Splits
? Bee & Colony Photography
? Hygienic Bees
? Native Pollinators
? Issues with Organic Honey
? Mite ABC?s
? Nucleus Colonies in the Sustainable Apiary
? Urban Bee Sites Issues
? Community Based Nuc Program
? Sustainable Beekeeping: A Chemical Free Approach

LIVE BEEYARD INSTRUCTION
This unique conference features a beeyard in the middle of the UVM campus with daily demonstrations, small group activities and disease identification/management practice.

FUN!
Compete in the Honey Contest! Socialize with new and old beekeeper friends at Shelburne Farms! Buy a new tool, book or bee jacket directly from friendly and knowledgeable vendors.

For more information visit:
www.easternapiculture.org/conferences/eas-2012.html
Volunteers are needed.
Contact Michael Willard (michaelkwillard@comcast.net) for more information.
A limited number of reimbursement stipends are available for Vermont volunteers.


www.easternapiculture.org/conferences/eas-2012.html
michaelkwillard@comcast.net


Aug 18

Apprentice Fall Course - New York

Saturday
Cornell Offers Apprentice
and Journey Level Workshops

Apprentice Level Fall Course 2012

The Cornell University Master Beekeeper Program will conduct its 1-day Apprenctice Level Fall Workshop twice this year. Topics include preparation for the fall flow; winter management; honey removal, extraction and processing; and IPM for pests, parasites, pathogens and predators. Experienced beekeepers looking for a review of the basics and those interested in starting with bees are encouraged to attend. Class runs from 9 am - 5:30 pm and includes 2 hours of field work. Cost is $85.00. Manual and refreshments provided.

Apprentice Fall Course
Saturday, August 11th
Dyce Lab, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Apprentice Fall Course
Saturday, August 18th
Dyce Lab, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY


Aug 18

National Honey Bee Day - Florida.

Saturday
The North Central Florida Beekeeping Association will be hosting the largest National Honey Bee Day event in Florida.

This event is designed to educate the public on ways everyone can be a part of the solution to eliminate the problems honey bees and other pollinators face. Come join the 2012 American Honey Queen Alyssa Fine, great speakers, vendors, food, and plenty of fun, and a great auction with Laurence Cutts.

For schedule and more information please go to: www.floridabees.org
Contact: Chappie McChesney: chappiesbees@windstream.net

www.floridabees.org
chappiesbees@windstream.net


Aug 18

NATIONAL HONEYBEE DAY - Alabama

Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Lookout mountain Honeybees will be sponsoring the NATIONAL HONEYBEE DAY on August 18,2012. There will be displays about honey bees and products from the hive for the general public to purchase. This event is to educate the general public about how honeybees are essential in our every day life. The program will start at 9am and end at 4pm, at the Attalla City Park, Attalla, Alabama 35954. Anyone that would like to attend the event and show and sell their honey and other products of the hive.

For registration & information contact:

David Kelton
256-523-4767
256-441-2887 cell
honeybees60@gmail.com
honeybees60@gmail.com


Aug 19

Journey Level Fall Course - New York

Sunday
The Cornell University Master Beekeeper Program will conduct its 1-day Journey Level IPM Workshop twice this year. NOT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE TAKEN THE APPRENTICE LEVEL COURSES!!! This 1-day workshop provides participants with an overview of the theory and principles in Integrated Pest Management, the identification and life histories of honey bee pests, identification of hive samples, and IPM strategies for managing honey bee pests while minimizing the use of pesticides. participants receive a manual to complement the lectures. Class runs from 9 am - 5:30 pm and includes 2 hours of field work. Cost is $85.00, manual and refreshments provided.

Journey Level Fall Course
Saturday, August 12th
Dyce Lab, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Journey Level Fall Course
Saturday, August 19th
Dyce Lab, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

For more information and registration go to masterbeekeeper.org. All classes limited to 20 participants.
masterbeekeeper.org