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2018 Main Conference | Short Course

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Monday - Short Course

   Beginner   Intermediate
Protecting Bees & Honey
  Master Beekeepers     Advanced
Bees as Business
  Apiary
Location
6:00-8:00
8:00-8:30
8:30-9:25
9:25-9:35
9:35-10:30
10:30-11:00
11:00-12:00
12:00-1:30
1:30-2:25 2:25-2:35 2:35-3:30 3:30-4:00 4:00-5:00 7:00-9:00   1
Registration   Registration Desk | Lost & Found | Help & Questions 7:30-5:00

 

   
Various Yoga 6:30-7:30 (Location Near Grand Staircase)                            
Room 106,107     Getting Started with Bees | Erin Forbes 10 Minute Stretch Bee Biology Basics | Bill Hesbach Break What do you see? Reading Frames |
Landi Simone
Lunch Feeding Bees | Ann Harmon 10 Minute Stretch Keeping Bees in Populated Areas
Be a Good Neighbor | Landi Simone
Break Mites, Monitoring and Miticides | Lewis Cauble    
Room
102,103
            The Business of Bees | Kim Flottom Setting Up As A Successful
Serious Sideliner
| Frank Licatta
A Colony Health & Management Systems |
Dick Rogers
Title Here | Fred Proni Marketing Honey | Phil Craft TBD..    
Room
108,109
    Integrated Pest Management (IPM) | Dr Dewey Caron Beekeeper Interventions to Protect
Bees From Pesticides | Dr. James Wilson
State Pollinator Plans: What Beekeepers
Need to Know | Michelle Colopy
TBD | Name Here TBD | Name Here Pest and Diseases | Keith Tignor    
Room 201,202                    
Room 102,103                    
Confernce Room D           Master Beekeepers Meet & Greet Master Bekeepers Review Sessions MBK Study & Review Group  
Apiary     Apiary Setup SHB Program: Lowering Stress Working
the Colony | Billy Davis

Finding Queens | Special Guests
How is She Doing? Colony
Assessment | Bob Wellemeyer
Sugar Shake Testing for Vorroa | Lewis Cauble   Smoker Lighting - Tips & Tricks | Jim Fraser    

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EAS 2018 Short Course, Monday August 13th

Session Summaries


Session information is always tentative. Please see your daily printout for any changes in speaker, topics or times for the most up to date information. Listings are in order of time, speaker links will take you to the bio for that presenter.

 

 

Beginner Course | Jennifer Tsuruda - Coordinator

 

Getting Started with Bees | Erin Forbes 8:30-9:25am

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Bee Biology Basics | Bill Hesbach 9:35-10:30

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What Do You See? Reading Frames | Landi Simone 11:00-12:00

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Feeding Bees - Ann Harmon 1:30-2:25

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Keeping Bees in Populated Areas: Be a Good Neighbor - Landi Simone 2:35-3:30

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Mites, Monitoring, and Miticides | Lewis Cauble 4:00-5:00

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Intermediate Course | Dr. James Wilson - Organizer

 

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) | Dr. Dewey Caron 8:30-9:25am

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Beekeeper Interventions to Protect Bees From Pesticides | Dr. James Wilson 9:35-10:30

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State Pollinator Protection Plans: What Beekeepers Need to Know | Michelle Colopy 11:00-12:00

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Field Watch Systems - TBD 1:30-2:25

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Food Safety VDACS - TBD 2:35-3:30

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Pests and Diseases | Keith Tignor 4:00-5:00

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Advanced Bees as Business | Fred Proni - Organizer

 

The Business of Bees | Kim Flottom 8:30-9:25am

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TBD | TBD 9:35-10:30

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TBD | TBD 11:00-12:00

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TBD - TBD 2:35-3:30

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Tuesday - Short Course

MORNING SESSIONS GUIDE
EAS 2018 Short Course - Tuesday, August 14th 

   Beginner   Intermediate
Colony Structure & Hive Styles
  |Master Beekeepers     Excellence in Honey
& Hive Products
  Apiary   Queen Rearing
 
Location
6:00-8:00
8:00-8:30
8:30-9:25
9:25-9:35
9:35-10:30
10:30-11:00
11:00-12:00
12:00-1:30
1:30-2:25 2:25-2:35 2:35-3:30 3:30-4:00 4:00-5:00 7:00-9:00   1
Registration   Registration Desk | Lost & Found | Help & Questions 7:30-5:00

 

   
Various Yoga 6:30-7:30 (Location near Grand Staircase)          
Room 106,107     Seasonal Management of the Colony | Bill Hesbach 10 Minute Stretch Understanding Swarming | Cindy Bee Break Managing for Honey Production |
Jim Fraser
Lunch Tips, Common Mistakes & Other Wisdom |
Cindy Bee
10 Minute Stretch Nucs and Splits | Erin Forbes Break Hands On Mentoring | Buddy May    
Room
102,103
           

Pursing Excellence in the Craft: Why do it?
| Mike Palmer & George Wilson

History of Honey Shows | Micheal Young

Preparing Extracted Honey | Mike Feigl

Comb Honey Production | Mike Palmer Candle & Wax Tips and Tricks | Bob WellemeyerFred Proni Judging Mead |
G.H WIlson & Michael Young

Open Forum | Michael Young,
Mike Palmer & Karla Eisen

   
Room
108,109
    Nest Structure | Keith Tignor Top Bar Hives | Dr. Wyatt Mangum TBD | Name Here Observation Hives | Dr. Frank Linton Warre Hives | Tucka Saville Improved Succsess with Overwintering
With Reduced Nest Cavity
| Doug Vinson
   
Room 201,202               Honey Show Entries    
Conf AB     Queen Rearing with Russian Breeding Assoc. | Dan Conlon & RHBA Queen Rearing with Russian Breeding Assoc. | Dan Conlon & RHBA    
Ballroom EFG     Vendor Setup Vendors Open    
Room
208-211
    MB Written Exam (Room 208) MB Oral Exams (Rooms 208-210)    
Apiary     Who's Zooming Where? Morning Observations in the Apiary | Erin Forbes   Testing for Varroa | Lewis Cauble   Managing Small Hive Beetle |
Jen Keller
  CLOSED ATTENDANCE: Only Queen Rearing Tract   Top Bar Hives |
Dr. Wyatt Mangum
 

TBD | Name Here

   
 
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EAS 2018 Short Course, Tuesday August 14th

Session Summaries


Session information is always tentative. Please see your daily printout for any changes in speaker, topics or times for the most up to date information. Listings are in order of time, speaker links will take you to the bio for that presenter.

 

Yoga 6:30-7:30am

Come join us on the promenade for a relaxing start to the day. A tradition that continues to thrill.. we hope to see you there.

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Opening and Intro 8:15-9:00am

Here is information on welcome and intro summaries and what to expect, bring or do while you are attending this session

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Beginner Course | Jennifer Tsuruda - Coordinator

 

Vendor Information: Setup 8:30-10:30.. Vendors Open for Business at 10:30 Break

Master Beekeeper Information: MB Written Test 8:30 | Oral Test 11:00

Written Testing will be done in Room 208 | Oral Testing will be done in Rooms 208, 209 and 210

 

Seasonal Management of the Colony | Bill Hesbach 8:30-9:25am

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Understanding Swarming | Cindy Bee 9:35-10:30

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Managing for Honey Production | Jim Fraser 11:00-12:00

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Tips, Common Mistakes & Other Wisdom - Cindy Bee 1:30-2:25

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Nucs and Splits - Erin Forbes 2:35-3:30

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Hands On Mentoring | Buddy May 4:00-5:00

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Intermediate Course | Dr. James Wilson - Organizer

 

Nest Structure | Keith Tignor 8:30-9:25am

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Top Bar Hives | Dr. Wyatt Mangum 9:35-10:30

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TBD | Insert Name Here 11:00-12:00

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Observation Hives - Dr. Frank Linton 1:30-2:25

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Warre Hives   - Tucka Saville, Sam Comfort 2:35-3:30

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Improved Success Overwintering With Reduced Nest Cavity | Doug Vinson 4:00-5:00

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Excellence In Honey & Hive Products | George Wilson, Karla Eisen - Organizers

 

Pursuing Excellence in the Craft: Why We Do It | George Wilson, Karla Eisen 8:30-9:25am

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History of Honey Shows | Micheal Young 8:30-9:25am

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Preparing Extracted Honey | Mark Feigl 9:35-10:30

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Comb Honey Production | Mike Palmer 11:00-12:00

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Candles & Wax Tips and Tricks - Bob Wellemeyer 1:30-2:25

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Judging Mead - G.H. Wilson, Michael Young 2:35-3:30

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Open Forum | Michael Young, Mike Palmer & Karla Eisen 4:00-5:00

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 Queen Rearing with Russian Breeding Assoc. | Dan Conlon & RHBA

The topics for this area may change or be reassigned but below is the tentative schedule.

* Bee Yard = Grafting techniques, Setting up Starter & Finisher Hives.

* Commercial Use of Russian Bees.

* Hybrid Russian Bees

* Myths about Russian Bees

* History of the RHBA program

* Mating Yards / Drone diversity

* Starter / Finisher Colonies

* Selecting Breeding Stock

* Process of Raising Queens

 

Wednesday Conference (Morning)

 

MORNING SESSIONS GUIDE
EAS 2018 Conference - Wednesday, August 15th 

   Speaker    Vendor   Master Bee Keepers    Honey Show   
 
Location
6:00-6:30
6:30-7:00
7:00-7:30
7:30-8:00
8:00-8:30
8:30-9:00
9:00-10:00
10:00-11:00
11:00-12:00
Lunch Break
Registration         Registration Desk | Lost & Found | Help & Questions 7:30-4:00
Various Yoga 6:30-7:30 (Location Near Grand Staircase)                
Ballroom (A,B,C)          Opening & Intro 8:15-9:00  Adopting to Varroa & Extended-Release
Oxalic Acid Research Update
| Randy Oliver

The Sex Life of Plants | Celia Davis NDB 10:00-11:00

Beekeeping Before the Bee Space:
An Early History of Amercan Apiculture Showing Period Hives
| Dr. Wyatt Magnum 
Ballroom (E,F,G)                 EAS Vendor Area Open for Displaying Products, Services & Demonstrations  8:15-4:00    
Conf. D          Master Bee Keepers Exam - 8:15
Room 201,202           Honey Show Entries  - 8:15 Entry Drop Off Permitted Until 11:00 Honey Judging (Closed) 11:00-12:00
Room 102,103 Childrens Program??                    
 
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EAS 2018 Conference - Wednesday, August 16th

Session Summaries - Morning Session


Session information is always tentative. Please see your daily printout for any changes in speaker, topics or times for the most up to date information. Listings are in order of time, speaker links will take you to the bio for that presenter.

 

Yoga 6:30-7:30am

Come join us on the promenade for a relaxing start to the day. A tradition that continues to thrill.. we hope to see you there.

Return to Guide

 

Opening and Intro 8:15-9:00am

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Honey Show Entries 8:15-11:00am | Judging 11:00 to Completion

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EAS Vendors Open 8:15-4:00

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Master Beekeepers Exam 8:15-12:00

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Adopting to Varroa & Extended-
Release Oxalic Acid Research Update | Randy Oliver 9:00-10:00

A group of us are collaborating with USDA-ARS to collect data in support for EPA to approve this application method, which is showing great promise (and may be a game changer in varroa management). This presentation will be about our progress to date.

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The Sex Life of Plants | Celia Davis NDB (10:00-11:00)

Details methods flowering plants use to get their pollen from one place to another and to prevent (in many cases) self-pollination. It includes some information about the other groups of insects that pollinate plants and many close-up photographs of flowers to show their structure. The flowers are all UK ones, although some are found in the US as well.

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Morning Break (11:00-11:30)

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Beekeeping Before the Bee Space | Dr. Wyatt Magnum (11:30-12:25)

This presentation will include a show of photos from my Beehive Collection including short videos where he will demonstrate how antique beehives worked. Some old beehives are fairly complicated and resemble furniture. Some of these beehives have documentation to the 1840’s and 1830’s. Included is a hand-written (scribe copy) technical document of the first beehive patent issued in 1815, along with rare (American) literature (primary) sources (for pictures) into the 1700’s. This might be the first time Wyatt shows some of these artifacts or literature sources.

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LUNCH


 

Wednesday Conference (Afternoon)

 

AFTERNOON SESSIONS GUIDE
EAS 2018 Day Two - Thursday, August 16th 

   Speaker    Vendor
 
Location
1:30-2:00
2:30-2:45
2:45-3:45
4:00-8:00
7:30-9:00
 
Lobby Registration Desk | Lost & Found | Help & Questions 7:30-4:00

BBQ Beach Bash
Paradise Ocen Club

490 Fenwick Rd.
Fort Monroe, VA
(facilities open all day for ticket holders)

Queen of the Sun

Movie Screening
free, open to public

Ballroom BC

Ballroom (E,F,G) EAS Vendor Area Open for Displaying Products, Services & Demonstrations           
Conf. A,B Pesticide and Neonic Facts | Randy Oliver 15 Min.
Break
Mr. Bee| Celia Davis
Conf. D Selecting For Behavioral Resistance to
Varroa D.
| Krispn Given

Hygienic and Grooming Behavior
in Russian Honey Bees
| Lilia DeGuzman

Room 104,105 Telling Your Story | Cindy Bee NC Grown: Uncapping the Nation's
Largest Beekeeping Organization
| Freddy Proni
Room 106,107 Small Scale Queen Production | Chris Hewitt - Lynn White Locally Bred Queens Survive Better
Than Imports
| Andrew Gibb
Room 108,109 Simply Smart Beekeeping | Kirstin Traynor Nutrition Basics | Jennifer Tsuruda
Room 203,204 Bee Biology | Jamie Ellis Bee Biology Cont. | Jamie Ellis
 
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EAS 2018 Conference, Wednesday August 15th

Session Summaries - Afternoon Session


Session information is always tentative. Please see your daily printout for any changes in speaker, topics or times for the most up to date information. Listings are in order of time, speaker links will take you to the bio for that presenter.

1:30-2:30

Pesticide and Neonic Facts - Randy Oliver 1:30-2:30

Tips from a lifetime of experience of working bees barehanded (and generally without any protective gear). How to understand what initiates the honey bee defense response, and how to avoid it. What upsets bees, and what doesn’t. How the bees perceive you. How to perform a hive inspection with minimal stinging

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Selecting For Behavioral Resistance to Varroa D. - Krispn Given 1:30-2:30

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Telling Your Story - Cindy Bee 1:30-2:30

Writing and story telling

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Small Scale Queen Production - Kirstin Traynor 1:30-2:30

In German, there is a popular saying “Wieso einfach, wenn auch umstandig”, which means why take the simple route, when there is a complicated one. As humans, we gravitate toward complicated answers. Maybe we’re drawn to complex solutions, because if it’s difficult and we fail, it’s understandable and we don’t feel bad. But beekeeping need not be complicated, difficult or complex. Learn to keep healthy hives in an easy, carefree way so you enjoy your hives and feel confident working your bees

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Bee Biology - Jamie Ellis 1:30-2:30

Honey bees are fascinating insects. They have an assortment of individual behaviors that contribute to the overall success of the entire colony. In this lecture, Dr. Ellis will discuss nest structure, the members of the colony, honey bee behavior, and colony goals, all in an effort to foster a more holistic appreciation of the honey bee.

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2:45-3:45

Mr. Bee - Celia Davis 2:45-3:45

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Hygienic and Grooming Behavior in Russian Honey Bees - Lilia DeGuzman 2:45-3:45

Russian honey bees (RHB) not only display strong and rapid hygienic responses towards brood infested with varroa mites, but also grooming responses to the varroa mites exposed from hygienic activities. These attributes are important in suppressing varroa mite population in RHB colonies.

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NC Grown: Uncapping the Nation's Largest Beekeeping Organization - Freddy Proni 2:45-3:45

Explore the Nation’s largest volunteer beekeeping organization, the programs offered, and how it reflects apiculture education excellence.  Boasting 4,700 active members, the NCSBA promotes bee health, queen rearing instruction, large bi-annual conferences, legislative support, a Master Beekeepers Program and constant outreach allied with North Carolina State University and the NC Department of Agriculture.  We will discover how NC accomplishes these tasks perhaps allowing you to bring forth tried methods or programs that have built the hive that our NC beekeepers are housed in.

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Locally Bred Queens Survive Better Than Imports - Andrew Gibb 2:45-3:45

This talk will compare the ability of imported queens of Brother Adam at Buckfast Abbey with locally bred queens. Should greater encouragement be given today to locally bred queens?

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Nutrition Basics - Jennifer Tsuruda  2:45-3:45

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Bee Biology Cont. - Jamie Ellis 2:45-3:45

Honey bees are fascinating insects. They have an assortment of individual behaviors that contribute to the overall success of the entire colony. In this lecture, Dr. Ellis will discuss nest structure, the members of the colony, honey bee behavior, and colony goals, all in an effort to foster a more holistic appreciation of the honey bee.

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Thursday Conference (Morning)

 

MORNING SESSIONS GUIDE
EAS 2018Conference - Thursday, August 16th 

   Speaker    Vendor   Master Bee Keepers    Honey Show   
 
Location
6:30-7:30
8:00-8:30
8:30-9:30
9:30-10:30
10:30-11:00
11:00-12:00 Lunch - Location
EAS Life Member Lunch
Registration     Registration Desk | Lost & Found | Help & Questions 7:30-4:00      
Various Yoga 6:30-7:30 (Location Near Grand Staircase)          
Ballroom (A,B,C)    Opening & Intro (8:15-8:30) Why Are Our Bees Dying &
What Can We Do About It
 | Dr. James Ellis
Behavioral Ecology of Swarming | Dr. Juliana Rangel BREAK Un-Popular Science | Jon Zawislak 
Ballroom (E,F,G)               EAS Vendor Area Open for Displaying Products, Services & Demonstrations      
Room 201,202       Honey Show      
Room 102,103     Childrens Program??
 
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EAS 2018 Conference, Thursday August 16th

Session Summaries - Morning Session


Session information is always tentative. Please see your daily printout for any changes in speaker, topics or times for the most up to date information. Listings are in order of time, speaker links will take you to the bio for that presenter.

 

Yoga 6:30-7:30am

Come join us on the promenade for a relaxing start to the day. A tradition that continues to thrill.. we hope to see you there.

Return to Guide

 

Opening and Intro 8:15-8:30

Here is information on welcome and intro summaries and what to expect, bring or do while you are attending this session

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Why Are Our Bees Dying & What Can We Do About It | Dr. Jamie Ellis 8:30-9:30

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Behavioral Ecology of Swarming | Dr. Juliana Rangel 9:30-10:30

We will explore the conditions inside a colony that is preparing to swarm in the spring, and participants will learn about the signals that initiate a swarm’s sudden departure from the parental nest.

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BREAK (10:30-11:00)

 

Un-popular Science | Jon Zawislak (R. Morse Award Winner) (11:00-12:00)

Many factors have been plaguing our bees in recent years, but certain pesticides have hogged the headlines in the popular media stories about pollinator declines. Jon Zawislak reviews some of the original field studies being conducted on honey bees in mid-south agricultural areas to investigate the effects of farm chemicals on honey bee health, and some of their surprising findings.

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LUNCH | EAS Membership Lunch 12:00-1:30

Membership lunch is in the Embassy Suites Ballroom


 

 

Thursday Conference (Afternoon)

 

AFTERNOON SESSIONS GUIDE
EAS 2018 Day Two - Thursday, August 16th 

   Speaker    Vendor
 
Location
1:30-2:00
2:30-2:45
2:45-3:45
3:45-4:15
4:15-5:15
5:15-6:00
6:00-6:30
6:30-8:00
8:00-10:00
 
Lobby Registration Desk | Lost & Found | Help & Questions 7:30-4:00 Dinner Socal with Cash Bar
(Open Area - Convention Center
Dinner & Honey Show Awards
Ballroom B,C (Advanced Tickets Required

Silent Auction
Live Auction

(Open to all)

Ballroom (E,F,G) EAS Vendor Area Open for Displaying Products, Services & Demonstrations             
Conf. A,B Tips for Handling Bees | Randy Oliver 15 Min.
Break
Community Sourcing of Bees
Here's How We Did It
| Bonnie Morse
30 Min.
Break
Seasonal Management of the Apiary | Mike Palmer
Conf. D Taxonomy of Apidae | Juliana Rangel Strengthening Your Bee Club | Michele Colopy Age Polytheism | Juliana Rangel
Room 104,105 Tropilaelaps Mites: A Fate Worse
Than Varroah D.
| Sam Ramsey
Growing Degree Days | Keith Tignor Teaching Bees to Children | Toni Burnham
Room 106,107 Honey Bees as Superorganisms | Jamie Ellis Community Engagement for
Sustainable Beekeeping
| Pam Fisher
Sideline Pollination | Bob Wellemeyer
Room 108,109 Insect Photography | Jennifer Tsuruda Ten Years of White House Bees | Charlie Brandts Hot Bees? Thermal Cameras Reveal Bee
Behaviour in New Ways
| Wyatt Mangum
Room 204,204 Diversity in Apiary | Deb Delaney Judging a Honey Show | Michael Young MBE Where Beekeeping Began - And Continues! | Dewey Caron
Apiary Finding Queens | Special Guests Hygienic Behavior Testing Part 1 | Don Hopkins
Sugar Shake Testing for Varroa | Lewis Cauble
Managing Small Hive Beetle | Jen Keller
Sugar Shake Testing for Varroa | Lewis Cauble
 
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EAS 2018 Conference, Thursday August 16th

Session Summaries - Afternoon Session


Session information is always tentative. Please see your daily printout for any changes in speaker, topics or times for the most up to date information. Listings are in order of time, speaker links will take you to the bio for that presenter.

1:30-2:30

Tips for Handling Bees - Randy Oliver 1:30-2:30

Tips from a lifetime of experience of working bees barehanded (and generally without any protective gear). How to understand what initiates the honey bee defense response, and how to avoid it. What upsets bees, and what doesn’t. How the bees perceive you. How to perform a hive inspection with minimal stinging

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Taxonomy of Apidae - Juliana Rangel 1:30-2:30

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Tropilaelaps Mites: A Fate Worse
Than Varroah D - Sam Ramsey 1:30-2:30

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Honey Bees as Superorganisms - Jamie Ellis 1:30-2:30

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Insect Photography - Jennifer Tsuruda 1:30-2:30

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Diversity in Apiary - Deb Delaney 1:30-2:30

We will discuss the importance of diversity at the colony and apiary scale. research highlighting the benefits of diversity will be presented.

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Finding Queens - Special Guests 1:30-2:30

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2:45-3:45

Community Sourcing of Bees
Here's How We Did It - Bonnie Morse 2:45-3:45

In Marin County, California, sourcing bees locally increased from a reported 42% to 85% since 2009. Here’s how we did it.

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Strengthening Your Bee Club - Michele Colopy 2:45-3:45

Bee Club Leaders are brave and hardy Souls. Learn the responsibilities and liabilities of Beekeeping Association leaders, ways to break a bee club, and how to improve club management from this nonprofit leader with 20 years of nonprofit experience. This talk will include discussion of fundraising, grant writing, and considering if your club should become a nonprofit.

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Growing Degree Days - Keith Tignor 2:45-3:45

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Community Engagement for
Sustainable Beekeeping - Pam Fisher 2:45-3:45

The adage, “It takes a village” aptly describes the urban/suburban environment where neighbors influence a beekeeper’s success or failure. Discover how regularly engaging your community can positively affect local zoning ordinances, reduce pesticide usage, and provide new members for your local bee club.

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Ten Years of White House Bees - Charlie Brandts2:45-3:45

Like the title says, this talk will go over ten years of managing the White House honey bee colony, unique set up, management and setting, etc.

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Judging a Honey Show - Michael Young MBE 2:45-3:45

Tips and techniques for juding the various products in a honey show

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Hygienic Behavior Testing Part 1 - Don Hopkins 2:45-3:45

Testing for hygienic behavior will be demonstrated.  (Part One of Two)

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Sugar Shake Testing for Varroa - Lewis Cauble 2:45-3:45

Discussion of the importance of monitoring varroa throughout the season and a hands on demonstration of the sugar shake method.

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4:15-5:15

Seasonal Management of the Apiary - Mike Palmer 4:15-5:15

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Age Polytheism - Juliana Rangel 4:15-5:15

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Teaching Bees to Children - Toni Burnham 4:15-5:15

Many beekeepers are more afraid of school kids than stings! Relax, it’s fun! We will offer tips and activities for sessions in various settings (classroom, non-school meeting, fair) including lesson plans and resource lists.

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Sideline Pollination - Bob Wellemeyer 4:15-5:15

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Hot Bees? Thermal Cameras Reveal Bee
Behaviour in New Ways - Wyatt Mangum 4:15-5:15

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Where Beekeeping Began - And Continues! - Dewey Caron 4:15-5:15

Our rich EAS and Virginia history - how current interest in Natural (Darwinian)  beekeeping fits into this history and the future of beekeeping.

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Managing Small Hive Beetle - Jen Keller  4:15-5:15

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Sugar Shake Testing for Varroa - Lewis Cauble 4:15-5:15

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Friday Conference (Morning)

 

MORNING SESSIONS GUIDE
EAS 2018 Conference - Friday, August 17th 

   Speaker    Vendor   Master Bee Keepers    Honey Show   
 
Location
6:30-7:30
8:00-8:30
8:30-9:30
9:30-10:30
10:30-11:00
11:00-12:00 12:15-1:30
Registration   Registration Desk | Lost & Found | Help & Questions 7:30-12:00 Lunch - Location TBD 12:15-1:230
Various Yoga 6:30-7:30 (Location Grand Staircase)   EAS Life Member Lunch - TBD 12:15-1:30
Ballroom (A,B,C) Opening & Intro 8:15-8:30 Honeybees from the U.K to the U.S.A  | Michael Young, MBE Transmission dynamics of honey bee viruses and the queen | Dr. Olav Rueppell BREAK Welcome to EAS - Buddy May (11:15-11:30)
EAS Membership Meeting
- (11:15-12:00)
Pickup Honey Exchange - Vendor Hall 12:15
Ballroom (E,F,G)             EAS Vendor Area Open for Displaying Products, Services & Demonstrations            
Room 201,202     Honey Show          
Space Open   Master Beekeeping Meeting - Time and Location TBD
 
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Session Summaries - Morning Session


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Yoga 6:30-7:30am

Come join us on the promenade for a relaxing start to the day. A tradition that continues to thrill.. we hope to see you there.

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Opening and Intro 8:15-8:30

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Honey Bees from the U.K. to the U.S.A | Michael Young 8:30-9:30

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Transmission dynamics of honey bee viruses and the queen  | Dr. Olav Rueppell (Hambleton Award Winner) 9:30-10:30

Honey bee queens present hubs for virus transmission in colonies that should be particularly protected. I will summarize several studies that my lab has performed to study the queen's rold in virus transmission within honey bee colonies.

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Break 10:30-11:00

Welcome to EAS - Buddy May 11:15-11:30
EAS Membership Meeting 11:15-12:00

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Lunch

History of EAS in Photos - Bettery Mencucci ( Ballroom - 12:30 - 1:30 Tentative)

This slideshow is a trip down memory lane of past EAS conferences for the past 30 years showing the various locations, speakers, field trips, participants, banquets and honey shows

Pick Up Honey Exchange in the Vendor Hall 12:15

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Friday Conference (Afternoon)

 

AFTERNOON SESSIONS GUIDE
EAS 2018 Day Three - Friday, August 16th 

   Speaker    Vendor
 
Location
1:30-2:00
2:30-2:45
2:45-3:45
3:45-4:15
4:15-5:15
 
Lobby Registration Desk | Lost & Found | Help & Questions 8:00-4:00
Ballroom (E,F,G) EAS Vendor Area Open for Displaying Products, Services & Demonstrations             
Conf. A,B Queen and Drone Prepoductive Biology | Krispn Given 15 Min.
Break
Russion Bee Breeding: The Hard Work of
Improving Honey Bee Health
| Dan Conlon
30 Min.
Break
Queen Rearing | Mike Palmer
Conf. D Marketing the Business of Bees | Kim Flottom The City Comes to the Country: Lessons
from Legalizing Urban Beekeping Can
Protect Your Bees, Too
| Tony Burnham
Sharing the Throne: Muli Queen Colonies | James Withrow
(EAS Student Award)
Room 104,105 Meliponas as a Tool for Conservation
& Entrepreneurship in Tropical Rural
Communities
| Germa Perilla

The Manuka Story: De-Commoditizing New
Zealand Honey
| Fiona O'Brien

Managing Bee Club Growth & Teaching
with the Flow Hive "Down Under"
| Andrew Wooten
Room 106,107 Peromones - The Silent Messengers | Celia Davis Varroa Feed on Hemolymph & Two Other
Alternative Facts
| Sam Ramsey
Re Queening <or> Honey as Medicine.. | Kirtin Traynor
Room 108,109 Foraging Environment and Honey Bee
Health
| Carlyle Brewster
How Bees Make Honey | Rick Fell Dancing Honey Bee Bioindicators
Communicated Habitats' Ability to
Feed Pollinators
| Maggie Couvillon
Room 203,204 Understanding & Monitoring For Varroa | Jennifer Tsuruda IPM Of Small Beetle | John Zawislak Reading Combs: Understanding Bee
Biology Over a Season
| Randy Oliver
Apiary Hygienic Test Part 2 | Don Hopkins
TBH & More | Sam Comfort
TBH & More | Sam Comfort Apiary Closed
 
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Session Summaries - Afternoon Session


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1:30-2:30

Queen and Drone Prepoductive Biology - Krispn Given 1:30-2:30

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Marketing the Business of Bees - Kim Flottom 1:30-2:30

No matter how you are making money with your bees, you can’t ignore Promoting your business. Beekeepers need to know you exist, and the public wants to know what you do. We’ll explore some common, and not so common promotional opportunities to help expand your business and increase your public exposure.

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Meliponas as a Tool for Conservation
& Entrepreneurship in Tropical Rural
Communities - German Perilla 1:30-2:30

Develop sustainable beekeeping and meliponicultur programs owned by the communities in order to increase the participation of apicultural producers in new markets, avoiding the middleman. Improve and standardize the process hive management, production and harvesting of high quality hive products.

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Peromones - The Silent Messengers - Celia Davis 1:30-2:30

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Foraging Environment and Honey Bee
Health - Carlyle Brewster 1:30-2:30

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Understanding & Monitoring For Varroa - Jennifer Tsuruda 1:30-2:30

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Hygienic Test Part 2 - Don Hopkins 1:30-2:30

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Top Bar Hives & More - Sam Comfort 1:30-2:30

We will discuss pros and cons, inspect, and catch queens from several hive designs including Kenyan top bar and Comfort hives (a modified box hive). What is the best type of hive? The one you make yourself.

2:45-3:45

Russion Bee Breeding: The Hard Work of
Improving Honey Bee Health - Dan Conlon 2:45-3:45

I will discuss how the Russian Honeybee Breeders Association members work together and meet standards to improve mite tolerance, honey production while maintaining genetics in our breeding program. What is working, and what we expect in the future.

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Varroa Feed on Hemolymph & Two Other Alternative Facts
- Sam Ramsey 2:45-3:45

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How Bees Make Honey - Rick Fell 2:45-3:45

A detailed look at the process by which honey bees convert nectar into honey, as well as a review of honey composition, factors affecting crystallization and the protective systems in honey. This presentation will also consider how we can use this knowledge to improve colony management.

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The Manuka Story: De- Commoditizing New
Zealand Honey - Fiona O'Brien 2:45-3:45

When my mother was a child, her grandfather sold his few pounds of strong, dark, bitter, bush (native forest) honey to the local chemist so that it could be made into preparations like cough mixture. Not all beekeepers were able to extract or sell this honey once cursed for its taste, thixotropic nature and dark amber colour especially in a country that had a tendency to appreciate the white to light amber milder tasting honeys. Despite Beekeeper preference NZ bees continued to collect Manuka. Couple a marketing plan to some research money, and today we have a honey worth millions of dollars.

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The City Comes to the Country: Lessons from
Legalizing Urban Beekeeping Can Protect Your
Bees, Too - Toni Burnham 2:45-3:45

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IPF of Small Hive Beetle - John Zawislak 2:45-3:45

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4:15-5:15

Queen Rearing - Mike Palmer 4:15-5:15

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Re Queening - Kristin Traynor 4:15-5:15

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Dancing Honey Bee Bioindicators
Communicate Habitats’ Ability to Feed Pollinators
- Maggie Couvillon 4:15-5:15

Successful honey bee foragers communicate to their nestmates the distance and direction from the hive to the forage they collect. Here I describe my research where I, the eavesdropping scientist, listens in on these dance conversations and decodes the information to generate important data about when and where bees are collecting their food in the landscape.

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Managing Bee Club Growth & Teaching w/the Flow Hive
“Down Under” - Andrew Wooten 4:15-5:15

A cloud-based membership system with event management and online payments was introduced, facilitating expansion of activities. We recognized that the large numbers of new beekeepers purchasing Flow hives created a requirement for their education. In addition to beginner courses, a number of innovative programs were developed including home mentoring and nucleus colony establishment. The influx of members and funds allowed the implementation of a club apiary, creating a virtuous circle of extension. These experiences are likely to be illuminating for other beekeeping communities.

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Sharing the Throne: Multi Queen Colonies - James Withrow 4:15-5:15

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Reading Combs: Understanding Bee Biology Over a Season - Randy Oliver 4:15-5:15

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