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2017 ACBA Bee Symposium
November 4, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm$70.00
$60 for ACBA Members
$70 for non-ACBA members
Box lunch included
Michael Bush • Commercial Beekeeper, Author of The Practical Beekeeper: Beekeeping Naturally
The Whole Bee Concept and other topics
–Getting it right and wrong when selective breeding
–Why it makes sense to breed your own queens no matter how small-scale your operation
Noah Wilson-Rich • Beekeeper, Author with Kelly Allis of The Bee: A Natural History, Founder of Best Bees Company, TED Talk
–“HoneyDNA Study” – Habitat diversity; what plant species bees are foraging upon; what type of honey is actually being produced.
–Urban Beekeeping Might Play a Role in Revitalizing both a City and a Species
David Teckam • Brewer, Mead Maker, Beer and Mead Judge
Making Fabulous Mead, and Judging (Parallel section A)
–Brewing mead without the off-flavors. What makes a great mead.
Joseph Sullivan • Beekeeper, Certified Wildlife Biologist, Ardea Consulting
Pesticide Identification in Urban Nectar and Pollen Samples (Parallel section B)
–Sampling and testing urban pollen and nectar for pesticides : Results
Efficient, Fair, Community-Friendly Swarm Hotline Implementation (Parallel section B)
–Swarm Reporters dial one (virtual PBX) hotline number shared by multiple dispatchers;
Club members claim swarms from a group email on a first-come first-serve basis.
|9am – 9:30am||Welcome and check in|
|9:30 – 11:30||Michael Bush||2 hours|
|11:30 – 12:45||Break / Lunch||<Ad-hoc beekeeper club officer forum @11:45>|
|12:45 – 2:45||Noah Wilson-Rich||2 hours|
|2:45 – 3:00||Break|
|3:00 – 4:00||Section A David Teckam||Section B1 Joseph Sullivan(20 min to half-hour)
Section B2 Jonathan Zamick (half-hour)
Visit our website http://alamedabees.org/ for the fancy brochure and speaker biographies.