Southeastern Pennsylvania Honey Bee Symposium
WHAT:Montgomery County Beekeepers? Association to host the Southeastern Pennsylvania Honey Bee Symposium
WHERE:Temple University Ambler, Learning Center Auditorium, 580 Meetinghouse Road
WHEN: Saturday, October 1, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The 3rd annual Southeastern Pennsylvania Honey Bee Symposium, which will be held on Saturday, October 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Temple University Ambler Learning Center, will focus on a wide variety of topics designed to promote colony health and productivity. Visit the MCBA website, www.montcobeekeepers.org, to register for the event, get directions, review the agenda and get event updates.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Honey Bee Symposium, sponsored by the Montgomery County Beekeepers? has an ambitious schedule for seasoned beekeepers and newcomers alike. Speakers will include Dr. Tammy Horn, of the Eastern Kentucky Environmental Research Institute at Eastern Kentucky University and author of Bees in America: How the Honey Bee Shaped a Nation and Beeconomy: The Bounty of Women and Bees; Randy Oliver, owner and operator of a small commercial beekeeping enterprise in Northern California who has 40 years of experience in practical beekeeping and is a regular contributor to the American Bee Journal; and Dr. David Tarpy, Associate Professor of Entomology and the Extension Apiculturist at North Carolina State University.
Participants may register for the event at www.montcobeekeepers.org. The cost is $45 with early registration, $50 at the door, and $40 for students with student ID ? registration includes lunch.
Symposium Topics for 2011 include: Dr. Tammy Horn ? ?Challenges to Creating Honey Corridors? and ?Beeconomy: What Women and Bees Can Teach Us about Local Trade and the Global Market;? Dr. David Tarpy ? ?Benefits of Genetic Diversity Within Your Hives? and ?The Quality of Commercial Queens;? and Randy Oliver ? ?Bee Nutrition, Immuno-competence and Nosema? and ?Natural Treatments for Varroa and the Future of Bee Breeding.
While the featured seminars provide essential information for new and expert beekeepers, a full-day beginner beekeeping course taught by Jim Bobb, a commercial beekeeper, Chairman of the Eastern Apiculture Society, and past president of the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association, will be returning for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Honey Bee Symposium 2011 after the class proved quite popular during the 2010 event. The course will provide participants a ?101? course in honey bees and beekeeping,? ?Topics for the beginner course include the history and development of beekeeping; the equipment needed; how to order bees; where to place hives; a review of the recommended guidelines to keep bees in cities or towns; installing bees into a hive; and how to feed and manage the bees. He?ll also discuss honey bee biology, and pollen and nectar gathering.?
In addition to the featured seminars and beginner beekeeping course, during the lunch break, attendees may take guided tours of the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University. Participants may also explore educational exhibits from local beekeepers, including an observation hive; and learn about beekeeping supplies. A selection of Honey Bee books will be available for purchase through the Temple University Book store. Montgomery County Beekeepers Association will be selling Bee keeper T shirts and club members? honey, and local and regional vendors will be
Alabama Beekeepers Association - Annual Meeting
Friday 10/7/11 - 10/8/11
It will be held in Montgomery, AL at the Taylor Road Baptist Church on Oct 7 & 8. Featured speakers include Kim Flottum, editor of Bee Culture magazine, Dr. Clarence Collison, professor Emeritus-Mississippi State University, Dr. James E. Tew and Sherry Ferrell of Ohio State University. Various members of the Alabama Beekeepers Assocation will be doing workshops. Also, there will be a test for the Apprentice Level as we begin our Alabama Master Beekeepers Program. We will ahve activities for spouses and children. Contact Phillip Grrison, president, at 256-507-0262 or e-mail Bonnie Funderburg, secretary/treasurer at email@example.com. Additional details and registration forms are available at www.alabamabeekeepers.com
Tupelo Beekeepers Association - Annual Seminar
Friday 10/14/11 - 10/15/11
Tupelo Beekeepers Association here in Bay county Florida is having its annual Seminar October 14th and 15th. The seminar will be $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for children. Anyone wishing to attend should contact Barbara Mumpower at Phone 850-872-6107, Cell 850-532-4619.
Louisiana - 15th Annual Field Day
15th Annual Field Day at the Baton Rouge Honey Bee Lab
The USDA Honey Bee Breeding Laboratory and the Louisiana State Beekeepers Association will hold the fifteenth annual field day on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. The event will be held at the laboratory building and grounds near the intersection on Nicholson Drive (Hwy 30) and Ben Hur Road (1157 Ben Hur Rd.). This is about two miles south of the LSU Football Stadium. Gates will open at 9:30 a.m.; activities are scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A non-refundable registration fee ($12 for adults, $5 for children) covers expenses including coffee and pastries and a catered lunch. Menu: jambalaya, red beans and ham, garden salad, and "mixed emotions pudding."
The field day will include activities for both beginners and experienced beekeepers. A highlight this year will be a full day Beginning Beekeepers course and a variety of workshops showcasing the Lab's research activities and important topics in beekeeping. Please select your interests (beginner course or workshops) on the registration form listed on the web sites below.
Those planning to attend must register by Oct. 1, 2011, so the catered lunch can be arranged. Please mail your registration check (paable to the Louisiana Beekeepers Assn.) to, Honey Bee Lab, 1157 Ben Hur Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70820. For more information contact Dr. Lanie Bourgeois 225-767-9299, Sandra Hineman 225-767-9280, Joe Sanroma 318-346-280, the website for the Louisiana Beekeepers Association www.labeekeepers.org, or the Honey Bee Lab website http://ars.usda.gov/msa/br/hbbgpru
Beekeeping Short Course
To furnish educational information concerning beekeeping, the Henry County Beekeepers are sponsoring a Beekeeping Short Course, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., cost $25.00, children under 18 free. Program location: Public Safety Building, 116 Zack Hinton Pkwy South, McDonough, GA. Registration application found at www.henrycountybeekeepers.org
Sustainable, Natural & Organic Beekeeping
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
This is for Part 1 & 2. Part one will be held from 9am - Noon and Part two is held from 1pm - 4pm. There are several places to eat lunch nearby. Part 1 will deal primarily with how to keep bees naturally. Part 2 will deal primarily with explaining how natural beekeeping can be accomplished in traditional Langstroth hives, as well as Top Bar Hives and Warre Hives. We will have a TBH (full of bees) at the location for demonstration on how to run a TBH. We will also have a Warre hive on display for demonstration. Come to part 1 or 2 or attend both classes. To register go online to: www.honeybeesonline.com or call 217-427-2678
North Carolina- 2nd Annual Event
Calling all beekeepers - to Asheville, NC this autumn to see the mountain colors and hear some of the world's most fascinating honeybee researchers. The non-profit Center for Honeybee Research proudly announces its second annual Event-
"What Turns Bees On?" on Sudnay, Oct. 16, 2011 at the Fold Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville.
Speakers include Dr. Thomas Seeley of Cornell University, Dr. David Tarpey of North Carolina State University, and Drs. Gro Amdam and Christofer Bang of Arizona State University in Tempe. Topics include how bees make decisions and how their adaptive behavior can be passed on genetically - along with discussion of current trends in research and the potential for helping beekeepers.
Doors open at 9:00 a.m. and conference concludes at 5:00 p.m. Cost is $35 per person and seating is limited. Details and online registration at http://www.CenterforHoneybeeResearch.org
British Columbia Honey Producers Assoc - Conference
Thursday 10/20/11 - 10/23/11
This fall the B.C. Honey Producers association is mounting an educational conference that is easily the most important event in our region to help beekeepers understand and deal with the problems we are all facing. The conference, along with our business meeting, will take place in a suburb of Vancouver from October 20 to 23.
While the difficulties we face are significant, our two days of workshops on October 22 and October 23 titled ?Bee a survivor? offers the latest is science and practice available on the continent. This conference is designed to attract and help beekeepers from the Pacific Northwest, as well as Western Canada, by presenting research often carried out in their backyards.
Among the academics that are working in the field and willing to share their experiences with us are UBC?s Dr. Leonard Foster, Oregon State?s Dr. Dewey Caron, University of California at Davis?s Sue Cobey, and Dr. Steve Pernal with the Canadian agricultural research station at Beaverlodge.
We are certain this conference will be of benefit to all beekeepers from hobbyists with a couple of hives at home to folks running thousands of colonies in pollination operations. For more information, check our website: www.bcbeekeepers.com.
Montana State Beekeepers Association -Meeting
Thursday 10/20/11 - 10/21/11
The Montana State Beekeepers Association will hold their annual meeting October 20-21 in Billings at the Crowne Plaza.
For information contact Craig Rodenberg (406)653-1488 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Oklahoma Beekeeper Meeting
Friday 10/21/11 - 10/22/11
At 900 N, Portland
OSU Extension in Okla City, Okla
700pm Friday Oct 21 Central Okla Beekeeper Meeting with a guest spreaker
800am Saturday Oct 22 meet and greet with meeting starting at 900am
State officer election in afternoon with door prize raffle and Auction
Teresa Y. Bell
Vice President Noble Beekeepers
For the Okla State Association
New Jersey - Northeast Beekeepers Association
The Northeast Beekeepers Association of New Jersey will be holding their meeting Friday, October 21st at 7:30 PM, 687 South Maple Ave., Glen Rock, NJ. (Near the corner of Rock Road. Look for the yellow sign out front, weather permitting.)
Seth Belson, President of the New Jersey Beekeepers Association will be the featured speaker at His talk, ?Preparing for Winter, Equipment Review, and Preparing for Spring? will include topics on how to prepare your hives for winter, essential equipment and gadgets for your apiary, and an early prep for spring.
All Bee Enthusiasts & Bee Curious are invited. Refreshments will be served. A $5 donation is suggested. For more information, please contact Frank Mortimer at email@example.com or 201-417-7309.
New York - Overwintering Honeybees in the Northern Climate Workshop
A workshop on causes of overwintering loss and methods to improve overwintering success will be held at Morrisville State College in Central New York on Saturday, October 22 from 9 a.m. - to 3 p.m.
Morning - 107 Crawford Hall
Paul Cappy, Chief Bee Inspector, New York State Apiary Inspection Program ? The record of overwintering losses in New York in recent years.
Janet Tam, Ontario Beekeepers Association Technology-Transfer Program ? ?Preparing for Winter?, How feeding, insulation, and bee health contribute to overwintering success or failure.
Sam Hall, member Ontario-Finger Lakes Beekeepers Association ? My methods for achieving good overwintering success.
Joe Marcinkowski, member Mid-York Beekeepers Association ? Wrapping hives to achieve good overwintering success.
Lunch is included with admission. Location is Seneca Dining Hall.
Bee yard visit and preparing bees for winter using a variety of methods.
Cost of this program is $30 per attendee. Attendance is limited to 100 individuals.
Pre-registration will be taken until full capacity. For information, call 315-684-3001 xt 125.
To register, send payment to: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County, Attn: Agricultural Economic Develop Program, P.O. Box 1209, Morrisville, NY 13408. Note ?Bee Workshop? with payment.
New Hampshire Beekeepers Assoc. - Fall Meeting
Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
NHBA Fall Meeting
Saturday, October 22, 2011
It will be held at Wasserman Park in Merrimack, NH
Guest Speakers: Heather Mattila, PhD. She is an Assistant Professor in the Dept of Biological Sciences at Wesllesley College where she teaches Introductory Biology and Animal Behavior. She also teaches Social Insect Biology and will be speaking on Honeybee Nutrition and Swarming. Her research focuses on the role that intracolonial genetic diversity plays in the organization of communication and division of labor in the honey bee colonies.
!!Save the Date!!
$20/NHBA Member includes meal; $35/NonMember.
Visit the website for upcoming registration information at www.nhbeekeepers.org.
Connecticut - Backyard Beekeepers Association
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
October 25: Mike Embrey, Small Hive Beetle in the Mid-Atlantic
Mississippi Beekeepers Association - Annual meeting
Thursday 10/27/11 - 10/30/11
It is to be held on the Gulf Coast Community College Campus in Gautier at the Fine Arts Building. Dates are October 27-30.
Hotel accommodations are for the Comfort Inn located at the junction of I-10 and Highway 63.
Please make your own reservations by calling the Comfort Inn in Moss Point- (228)-474-3600 or (228) 474-2080. Call before October 10 to insure that you get a room and you must tell them that you are with Mississippi Beekeepers Association. Only a limited number of rooms have been blocked for our meeting Group rates not including tax are: $80- $90, depending on what you want.
In case you can not or do not wish to stay at the Comfort Inn a list of other motels in the area is enclosed. The phone numbers listed came from the internet; therefore, they may not be correct.
A pre-registration form is enclosed along with a very rough agenda. Please note that registration at the door will be $10 more ($35.00). You are encouraged to pre-register to make it easier for us to prepare. We must know in advance how many will be attending the banquet.
A separate session will be ongoing at the same time as the MBA meeting. It is designed to be a workshop for beginner/hobby beekeepers. Registration for the MBA meeting serves as registration for it also.
Please note that the banquet fee of $25 per person is in addition to the registration for the meeting. We have two groups scheduled to provide entertainment that night, so both fees are designed to help pay for the banquet meal, refreshments, entertainment, guest speaker expenses, etc.
Please submit annual dues for 2012, even if you do not plan to attend. Dues expire at the end of October each year. Also, subscriptions for the apicultural magazines may be done at reduced rates as an MBA member.
Important for MBA members: A proposal to split the Secretary/Treasurer into two officer positions will possibly brought up for a vote at the business meeting. MBA bylaws require that membership be notified 30 days in advance on any by-law change. This serves as such notice.
If you have questions I may be reached by phone at (662) 325-7765, (662) 418-5030 (cell) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am only in the office 1-2 days a week; therefore, please leave a message and I will get back with you in a day or two.
Thursday, October 27
5:00 ? 7:00 Dinner on your own or Meet In Hotel
Lobby for a Group Outing.
7:00 ? 8:00
- Get To Know Time:Comfort Inn, Moss Point
8:00 - 10:00 P.M.
- Executive Committee Meeting.Comfort Inn,
Friday, October 28
7:30 ? 9:00 A.M.
- Enter Honey Exhibits
- Payment of Dues
- Purchase Shirts/Caps
Mr. Stan Yeagley, President
9:00 -9:15 A.M
- Invocation ? Mr. Milton Henderson
- Welcome ? GCCC Representative
- President?s Address ? Mr. Stan Yeagley
- Committee Assignments ? Mr. Yeagley
9:15 ? 9:45 A.M.
- ?Keynote Address?- Dr. Lester Spell, Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce.
9:45 ? 10:15 A.M.
- Break, Vendors, Purchase Shirts/Caps
10:15 ? 11:00 A.M.
- .?Learning to Live with Africanized Honey Bees in Florida? ? Jeff Pippin, Florida Dept. of Agriculture.
91st Annual Florida State Beekeepers Association Convention
Thursday 10/27/11 - 10/29/11
Orange Blossom Beekeepers Association is hosting the 91st Annual Florida State Beekeepers Association Convention October 27-29, 2011. At the Orange County Extension Offices located at 6021 S. Conway Road, Orlando, Florida.
The kick-off event will be a BBQ on Thursday October 27, beginning at 6:00 p.m., catered by Metro Catering. The BBQ will be at the Extension Offices location. The convention begins Friday the 28th at 8:30 a.m. with exciting speakers, presentations and a cooking demonstration by the 2011 Florida Honey Queen, Jayla Gillaspie. A first ever presentation of "Queen of the Sun" will be shown in the auditorium (go to /www.queenofthesun.com/about/story for more info about this great movie). A box/bag lunch will be provided and vegetarian sandwiches provided only if you check the appropriate box on the registration form. The cost of the convention is $25.00 per person. This includes the "Queen of the Sun" movie showing as well as the "A Day in the Bee Yard" event on Saturday.
As the "Queen of the Sun" movie is a special one-time only showing, members of the public are cordially invited to come view it. The cost for non-registered guests is $5.00 for the movie only The Annual Banquet and auction will be held Friday night at the Holiday Inn International Airport, 5750 T.G. Lee Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32822. A "Taste of Italy" menu is planned, with vegetarian items included. Cost per person for the banquet is $40.00. The auction will include the entries from the Welsh Honey Show and Judging which will take place earlier in the day Friday. A special room rate of $81.00 will be provided. Let the reservations person know you are with FSBA when making your reservation for the special rate. call 407-851-6400 for reservations.
Saturday morning we will return to the Extension offices for "A Day in the Bee Yard" workshops and some fun events such as a smoker lighting race, a "put on your bee suit" race and a relay. Prizes will be awarded to winners! Again, members of the public who wish to visit may do so at their own risk and at no cost. Only registered convention guests may participate in the activities and hive examinations, however.
We have some great FREE door prizes to give away. OBBA is donating FIVE (5) deep supers with 10 assembled frames and foundation, lids and bottom boards as raffle items.
A Welsh Honey Show will be taking place during this convention. Not only will honey be judged, but 100% pure beeswax candles, photos, artwork, fabric sculptures, new gadgets or inventions and other things relating to beekeeping will be judged. We will not be able to judge mead as Orange County has a strict policy against alcohol on its premises and we respect that. For information on how to prepare your honey for a Welsh judging go to:
Click here: Extension: Bee College - Honey Bee Research & Extension Lab (HBREL) - University of Florida Entomology & Nematolog Find the registration form for this event in your next copy of "The Mellito Files" or go on-line to floridabeekeepers.org or orangeblossombeekeepers.org. Deadline for pre-registration is October 15, to qualify to attend the FREE BBQ. Thanks.
*91st Annual Convention of the
Florida State Beekeepers Association
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Washington State Beekeepers Assoc. Annual Conference
The Washington State Beekeepers Assn. (WSBA) is holding its annual conference Thursday Oct. 27 thru 29, 2011 at the Best Western Evergreen Inn & Suites in Federal Way, Washington. See more detail about the conference, hotel registration contact, numbers and forms, are posted on the association website at: www.WASBA.org.
The telephone number to book rooms & ask for WSBA Conference rate ? 877-574-2464 (local 253-529-4000). We will be updating our website information as it becomes available so please check back several times.
This is your opportunity to hear the latest information and research pertinent to bee management in the Northwest. Advanced registration for the conference is recommended, forms will be available at the above website.
The Best Western room rates for a Single or Family room will be $69 for single or double, $79 for triple and $89 for quad occupancy. Standard two queen-bed rooms will be $79 for a single or double, $89 for triple and $99 for a quad reservation. All rooms are plus taxes and any gratuity. There is shuttle service both ways from Sea-Tac Airport in Seattle directly to the Best Western.
Eric Olson, WSBA Vice President, has been putting together a speaker and subject title plan under the theme of ?Sustainable Beekeeping ? Success for Commercial and Non-commercial Apiarists,? as follows:
Our headline speaker will be Dr. Dave Tarpy, NC State Univ. speaking on: The benefits of colony genetic diversity, commercial queen quality ? the good and bad.
Other speakers include: Dr. Gloria deGrandi Hoffman, USDA Tucson AZ ? Integrated Pest Management in bee colonies.
Kirk Anderson and Mark Carroll, USDA Tucson ? Results of their analysis of pathogens in honey bees in the northwest
Dr. Ramesh Sagili, Oregon State University ? Honey bee research at OSU - an update.
Ms. Jackie Park Burris, CA ? Commercial queen rearing and the issues
Paul Hosticka, WSBA Treasurer ? Small-scale queen rearing for non-commercial beekeepers
Washington State University will provide five speakers including:
Dr. Steve Sheppard, Thurber Professor ? Importation of germplasm from Old World sources in 2011
Sue Cobey, WSU Research Associate ? Propagation and distribution of novel genetic material to beekeepers
Natalie Boyle, WSU MSc student ? Pesticide residues in brood comb
Brandon Hopkins, PhD student ? Recent progress in above freezing storage of drone bee sperm
Beth Kahkonen, WSU Apiary and Lab Manager ? Monitoring Honey Bee Colony Health
James C Bach, WSBA Secretary, WAS Treasurer ? Urban beekeeping with its nuances and issues
For further information please contact me: Jim Bach, WSBA Secretary, 509 910 6861 or by email to: email@example.com.
Missouri State Beekeepers Association's Fall Meeting
Friday 10/28/11 - 10/29/11
The Missouri State Beekeepers Association's Fall Meeting will be October 28 & 29, 2011 at the Country Club Hotel & Spa at Lake of the Ozarks. Featured speakers are; Dr. Marla Spivak, Ed Levi and C. Marina Marchese. For more information go to http://mostatebeekeepers.org or call Secretary Steve Moeller, 573-886-0662.
Vermont - Organic Beekeeping for Beginners
Saturday 10/29/11 - 10/30/11
Two-day workshop - Saturday Oct 29, 2011 and Sunday Oct 30, 2011. We will cover everything you will need to know in order to get started organically with bees including: choosing a location, equipment and tool requirements, basic honey bee biology, organic pest and disease control, overwintering, and more.
Location: Metta Earth Institute, 334 Geary Rd., Lincoln, Vermont
Instructor: Ross Conrad author: Natural Beekeeping
Fee: $65.00 covers both days
Space is limited. To register: Call 802-349-4279