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2017 ACBA Bee Symposium

November 4, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

To Register, visit our website and click the Register link
$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-RichBeekeeper, 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

Jonathan Zamick
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.

Tentative schedule

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 for the fancy brochure and speaker biographies.


November 4, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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