EAS 2012

EAS 2012

August 13-17, 2012 Burlington, Vt.

Davis Center

You are invited to the 2012 EAS Conference to be held at the University of Vermont.and hosted by the Vermont Beekeepers.· The theme is “Bees and Beyond”.

The speakers this year are; Tom Seeley, Dewey Caron, Debbie Delaney, Michael Palmer, Jim Tew, Ross Conrad, Michael Young, Larry Connor, Marla Spivak, Sam Comfort, Kim Flottum, Dianna Sammataro and a whole host of other local and international experts that will be presenting at EAS Vt.

You can download a beautiful flyer to post at your local bee meetings.

FUN - Enter the Honey Contest, Socialize with new and old beekeeper friends.· Shelburne Farms social will have a Bar-B-Q, Sam Comfort will play a few tunes· See the newest beekeeping equipment from friendly and knowledgeable vendors.· The remarkable EAS Auction will be Thursday evening and of course the EAS Banquet Friday evening.  We will even horse around at the "Bee Olympics."  A very special tour of the Intervale for 50 lucky EAS conference attendees on Thursday August 16th.   You are going to have fun!

Fruitless Fall
Rowan Jacobsen, author of the bestselling Fruitless Fall: The Collapse of the Honey Bee and the Coming Agricultural Crisis, will be the keynote speaker at the opening of the Main Conference.


Don't forget the Honey Exchange. Bring up to three 1-pound jars of your labeled honey to exchange with others.  This is different than the Annual Show.

SunRegistration 3pm - 7pm
MonShort Course 8:30am - 4pm
TueShort Course 8:30am - 4pm
Bee Olympics 4:30pm - 7pm
Downtown Burlington eve
WedMain Conf. 8:30am - 5pm
Vendor Area open
Shelburne Farm Social 5pm - 6pm
ThuMain Conf. 8:15am - 5pm
Work shops 1:15 - 5pm
Vendor Area open
Intervale trip - pm
EAS Auction - pm
FriMain Conf 8:15am - 5pm
Work shops 1:15 - 5:15
Vendor Area open until 1PM
Banquet, Davis Center 7:30 pm

Fascinating Topics

Lectures, Workshops, Hive Openings, Beekeeping Supplies, access to some the best experts in the world.

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