2017 Main Conference
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2017 Main Conference

2017 Main Conference

classThe EAS Conference begins on Wednesday, with Short Course participants included, extending through Friday afternoon. There will be keynote presentations to begin our daily programs followed by multiple tracks of presentations continuing through the afternoon. Speakers include Tom Seeley, Marla Spivak, Michael Palmer, Jennifer Berry, popular author James Tew, our Hambleton and student award winners, Clarence Collison our 2007 Roger Morse Extension/regulatory award winner, Jay Evans, USDA, Beltsville, Past EAS President Tammy Horn and many more.

 

Wednesday August 2 Theme: Follow the Bees to Newark

Feb 1 Preliminary Schedule SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Auditorium 8:30-8:45 Introductions
Townsend Hall MB EXAMS AM Lab 9-12 AM to PM Field Exams
Auditorium 8:45-9:35 Keynote Jay Evans, USDA Beltsville, Our expanding knowledge of bee disease
9:35-9:40 5 min Break
Auditorium 9:40- 10:30 Keynote Jennifer Berry, Univ of GA, Keeping Bees Alive
30 minute vendor Break
50 minute workshops Auditorium Auditorium 125 Pencader 115 A&B Pencader 117

Pencader 106

 

BEE Science

EAS Award winners

Beekeeping Getting information to Beekeepers

Training our

Newest (and veteran) beekeepers

Sustainability

 

11:00 – 11:50

J.I. Hambleton Award winner

TBA

Latest from our vendors

Peter Lindtner

Bee Photography - a picture is worth 1000 words

Special speaker Bart Smith MD - Identifying Honey Bee Pathogens and Pests - A Hands-On Workshop for New and Experienced Beekeepers

Featured speaker

Tammy Horn, KY

Women in Apiculture

LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:30-4:30 Field trip to a flower Mt Cuba w/Peter lindtner + UD students & Mt Cuba docents  
1:30-2:20 Jay Evans, MD Translating bee research into management of stress & disease

Brielle Hermstedt, DE

Honey Bee Anatomy

Featured Speaker

Kim Flottum, OH Bee Culture Mag

On the radar – Bee Health, Honey Markets & More..

John Gaut, NJ

The NE NJ Mentoring program - Helping new beekeepers be successful

Don Coats, PA

Bee Vet

10 min break 10 min break 10 min break 10 min break 10 min break 10 min break

2:30-3:20

Debbie Delaney, DE

TBA

Cybil Preston, MD Day in life of apiary inspector

Ray Banks DE

Beekeeping in the south of DE

Myrl Stone, PA

Chester Co PA beekeepers getting it done

Mike Embrey, MD

Small Hive Beetle

30 min break 30 min break 30 min break 30 min break 30 min break 30 min break

3:50-5:00

Hambleton Winner 2nd talk Dr. Jeffrey Cheskin, DE Modern Day Mead Making (& Tasting)

Jeff Burd, NJ

So you want to organize an EAS Conference? 

Kathy Hossler, DE

The DBA and three DE county Associations

Keith Jardine, PA Lazy Beekeeping - simplifying the process through the season
2:30- 5;00 Bee yard time w/ EAS Bee Wranglers

Don Hopkins & Jen Keller, NC

+ Bob Mitchell

DE

     
Kids ‘n Bees Fly-In             1:30-3:30

Organized by Sarah Red Laird

Special need Students

How to effectively reach youth open to all      
Dinner on Main Street        
Dancing w/ the Bees   w/ Cliff Sunflower      

 

Thursday Aug 3    

8:15-8:25 Introductions
Auditorium 8:25-9:25 Featured speaker Mike Palmer, VT Sustainable/seasonal bee management
9:25-9:30 Break
Auditorium 9:30- 10:30 Keynote Address Tom Seeley, Cornell Darwinian Beekeeping
30 minute Break
  Auditorium Auditorium 125 Pencader 115 A&B Pencader 106 Pencader 117
workshops Our award winners Bees as business Artistry w/ Bees & Bee Products New innovations & technology Sustainability Healthy Queens

11:00-11:50

EAS Student Award winner TBA

Tammy Horn, KY

Improving bee forage

UD Project Honey Products pricing/mkting

management

Dewey Caron, OR Tools Guide & Videos

Featured speaker:

Larry Connor, MI

ABC’s of Healthy Queens

LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH

FIELD TRIP TO

Nemours

A FLOWER

Gardens, Wilm

W/ Peter Lindtner + Horticulturist Ken Darsney. & beekeeper George Datto  
1:30-2:20 Roger Morse Awardee 2007 Clarence Collison Queens, Queens, Queens

Dean Burroughs, MD

Supplementing income with bees

TBA Allen Hayes, MD Gadgets you could keep bees without, but won't want to

Michael Palmer VT

Queen rearing in a Sustainable Apiary

10 min break 10 min break 10 min break 10 min break 10 min break 10 min break
2:30-3:20 Roger Morse Award winner 2017 TBA

Bob Wellemeyer, VA

Sideline

(small-scale) Pollination

Ann Breinig, NJ

Encaustic painting

Ray Walker, DE

Non-Invasive Colony Monitoring Technology

Ken Outten, DE

Small scale nuc production

30 min break 30 min break 30 min break 30 min break 30 min break 30 min break
3:50-5:10

Tom Seeley, NY Past Hambleton   winner

Bee Hunting

Landi Simone

EAS MB program

The 2017 EAS Honey Show Points & Pointers

Marla Spivak, MN

Urban bee

consultants

Jennifer Berry What it takes to rear quality queens.
Kids n Bees Academy Sarah Red Laird, OR Kidz ACADEMY       All day Kidz ACADEMY All day Kidz ACADEMY     All day Kidz ACADEMY    All day
Auction evening Announce Honey Show winners        

 

Friday August 4

Feb 1 Preliminary schedule

Friday     Theme

8:15-8:30 Introductions
 
9:20-9:30 Break
Auditorium 9:35- 10:35 Keynote Marla Spivak, U Minn. Building a Better Future for Bees
30 min Break
11:00-11:15 VA NEXT YEAR Pam Fisher/Karla Eisen
11:15 -12:00 EAS ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
12:00-12:15 HONEY EXCHANGE pickups
11:15-12:00          
LUNCH 12-1:30 LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
Friday PM Auditorium Auditorium 125 Pencader 115 A & B Pencader 106 Pencader 117
  Beekeeping Expanding horizons Working with Others

Bee research

advances

Sustainability
1:30-2:20

Featured speaker;

Jim Tew, OH

Beekeeping is Thriving – WHY?

Faith Kuehn & Chris Wade Discussion

Developing/ Implementing a MP3

Karla Eisen, VA

A Club Based Nuc Program- The Sustainable Bee Club

Featured talk: Maryann Fraser, Penn State TBA

Featured speaker:

Vince Aloyo, PA

Why and how to rear quality queens

10 min break 10 min break 10 min break 10 min break 10 min break 10 min break

2:30-3:20

DE Bkprs panel

Mid-Atlantic Natural Beekeepers

Exploring & Sharing Natural Methods of

Beekeeping

Pam Fisher, VA

Public

Outreach – vital for your club –how we do it in SE VA Bkprs Guild

Student or Morse award winner 2nd talk

TBA

 

3:00-5:00

Pencader

MASTER BEEKEEPING EXAM REVEW      
30 min break 30 min break 30 min break 30 min break 30 min break  

3:50-5:10

Allen Hayes, MD What beekeepers need to know about Yellow jacket wasps

Denise Bridgens

Starting a new bee club in DE

Joe Alvarez, NJ

How to have a discussion with growers and environmental organizations

TBA Bee forage discussion
In the Beeyard Don Hopkins & Jen Keller & Ronnie Quillan & Oliver Collins & Ray Banks  
Banquet evening Some secrets Old Beekeepers Should Never Tell Jim Tew        
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