In addition to the conference talks, there will be several specials events. The EAS meeting Field trip will feature an intense bee-flower field experience to one of the finest 18th Century French style Mansion and Garden’s, A.I DuPont’s Nemours estate and /or to Mt Cuba gardens. The interactions and interdependence of bee and nectar/pollen producing flora with honey bees and pollinators will feature explanations/identifications by photographer, author and beekeeper Peter Lindtner and site horticulturists and docents. Beekeeper George Datto will be in apiary at Nemours to welcome us.
Tall Tales in the Apiary – Location Clayton Hall Main Lobby – No Charge, No Reservations Needed
EAS Next Gen Breakout Session with Sarah Red-Laird the Bee Girl
– Location TBD, 7:30 PM – 11:59 PM – This breakout session will feature free beer, music, great networking opportunities, and an organized, interactive group session. The session is designed to develop a few ideas for addressing the issues new beekeepers face, as we join this industry. No Charge, No Reservations Needed http://www.beegirl.org/next-gen
Beeopardy (like Jeopardy) with Howland Blackiston (author of Beekeeping for Dummies) – Location Clayton Hall Main Lobby – No Charge, No Reservations Needed
BUS TRIP to Mount Cuba. Please eat your lunch first
Mt. Cuba Center is a botanical garden unlike any other. One of Delaware's true endless discoveries are the beautiful, lush natural gardens of the First State.
Bus leaves 1:00 pm and returns by 4:45pm (Limited to first 40 people) Registration required
Includes guided tour of the beautiful landscape. Please eat lunch first.
Mt Cuba gardens
Dancing with the Bees with choreography by Cliff Sunflower – Location Clayton Hall Main Lobby (evening)– No Charge, No Reservations Needed http://cliffsunflower.com/
Kids and Bees ‘Fly In’ Program with Sarah Red-Laird the Bee Girl – Sarah Red-Laird, American Beekeeping Federation Kids and Bees Director, will bring the “Kids and Bees” interactive exhibit to the Eastern Apicultural Society Conference on August 2nd, 2017 from 2:00-3:00pm. Up to 30 elementary school-aged kids from the “Delaware School for the Deaf” will join us at EAS for a brief and entertaining honey bee lesson, followed by hands-on educational exhibits.
The program will double as a workshop for adults who would like to create, or get ideas for their existing, kids’ education program. EAS attendees will have a chance to volunteer, or observe the program. The first 30 minutes will be a briefing and training, then we’ll invite the kids’ group in for an hour, where attendees will observe and participate in the program. The last 30 minutes will be a debrief and Q&A session for the adult attendees, and you will leave with an education booklet full of ideas and resources. You can register for the Fly at https://dsdflyin.eventbrite.com
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Liquid Alchemy Meadery Join us on Wednesday evening, August 2 when we spend an evening socializing at Liquid Alchemy, Delaware's first and only meadery. The meadery will be open only for our group that evening. Look forward to a entertaining and educational (and tastey) lecture. There will be a special release flavor that night... only 15 minutes away. Also DO NOT eat dinner before you come because the meadery has arrange to have 2 fantastic food trucks there just for us! The fee only includes your roundtrip school bus transportation. All food and beverages are on you. No one under 21 years of age is allowed on this trip. IDs will be checked before boarding at Clayton Hall at 5:45pm. Return buses will leave the meadery at 8:30 and 9pm or as soon as they are full.
Kids and Bees “Beekeeping Academy” with Sarah Red-Laird the Bee Girl – Thursday, August 3rd, from 9:00am – 3:00pm. The Beekeeping Academy is a one day camp for up to twelve (hearing) kids going into grades four through six. Students will spend their day in a fun and educational immersion into the world of the bee. During the morning hours, we will take an in-depth look into bee anatomy, biology, and sociology, and their vital role in our food system. The afternoon will be spent up close and personal with honey bee hives and native bee observations. Throughout the day students will learn about present challenges bees face, and how they can be part of the solution in the bee’s survival. The camp will run on Thursday, August 3rd from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the University of Delaware in Newark. Students can register at. The 2017 Bee Academy is a collaboration between the Eastern Apicultural Society, the Foundation for the Preservation of Bees, University of Delaware, and Bee Girl.
Tuition for the academy will be $60 per student. Registration for this activity is at: 2017easbeekeepingacademy.eventbrite.com
BUS TRIP to Nemours Mansion
1:45 (leave Clayton Center) – Nemours mansion tour followed by guided Garden tour with/ Peter Lindtner & site horticulturist Ken Darsey. Mansion visit included. Price $ 25 includes charter bus; if warm bring water. Limit 40 individuals (sign up early to insure a spot - remember guests of registered EAS registrants can register without paying the conference fee if not otherwise attending the lectures/presentations).
EAS Auction - Evening
Dinner (optional) Stuffed Chicken Breast or Eggplant Couscous & Roasted Red Pepper Lasagna. Annual Honey show winners will be announced along with our great auction. This is always a fun event. You are encouraged to donate something of value to be auctioned off benefit of EAS. We have a great menu.
EAS Annual Banquet - Our Featured Speaker is Jim Tew "Some Secrets Old Beekeepers Should Never Tell". This is our annual banquet and special awards evening. We have a great menu.
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Education and Conferences,
Master Beekeeper Certification,
Honey Bee Research Grants