Alabama Cooperative Extension System Beekeeping Symposium

20th Annual
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Beekeeping Symposium
Saturday, February 7th, 2015
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
NEW LOCATION
Conference & Performing Arts Center
1850 Lay Dam Road
Clanton, Alabama 35045
Lat. N32.871424°, Long. W86.622264°
Late Registration (after January 23) Only Accepted at the Door
Pre-Registration: $25.00 per person
$35 Per Person after January 23th, 2015
Sponsors:
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Alabama Beekeepers Association
Instructors
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Dr. Lawrence Connor
Dr. John Hurst
Lonnie Funderburg
Richard Knighton
Roslyn Horton
Wil Montgomery
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Dr. Greg Hunt
Dr. James Tew
Bill Evans
Elizabeth Whitaker
Sherry Ferrell
Roy Smith
ACES Beekeeping Symposium Registration Form
Pre-Registration Deadline: January 23, 2015
Name(s):_______________________________________________________________________
Address:_______________________________________________________________________
City:_______________________________________________State:____ Zip:________+______
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After January 23, 2015 or at the door $35 per person
Online Registration:
https://mell-base.uce.auburn.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=C150207
Lunch provided for those who pre-register (meal tickets will be provided in folders)
Please indicate # of vegetarian meals needed
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Mail to:
Dr. Paul L. Mask, ACES, 107 Comer Hall , Auburn University, AL 36849-5635
Telephone: (334) 844-4450; Fax (334) 844-3780; E-mail: [email protected]
Make check payable to: Auburn University
Driving Directions:
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From north Alabama going south on I-65: Take Exit 212—
Clanton. At the stop sign at the end of the off-ramp, turn RIGHT
toward Clanton. Go 1.1 miles on Highway 145 which is Lay Dam
Road. Turn LEFT into Jefferson State Community College. Park in
the back of the building.
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From south Alabama going north on I-65: Take Exit 212—
Clanton. At the stop sign at the end of the off-ramp, turn LEFT
toward Clanton. Go 1.3 miles on Highway 145 which is Lay Dam
Road. Turn LEFT into Jefferson State Community College. Park in
the back of the building.
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From west of Clanton traveling east on Highway 22, intersect
with Highway 145 in Clanton at the intersection of 4th Avenue
North and 7th Street North. Continue straight, staying on Highway
145 for 2.5 miles. Turn RIGHT into Jefferson State Community
College. Park in the back of the building.
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From east of Clanton traveling west on Highway 22, intersect
Highway 145 in Clanton at the intersection of 4th Avenue North
and 7th Street North. Turn RIGHT, staying on Highway 145 for
2.5 miles. Turn RIGHT into Jefferson State Community College.
Park in the back of the building.
For latest information visit:
www.onetewbee.com/
www.alabamabeekeepers.com/
For more information about Clanton, Alabama
and Chilton County visit:
www.clanton.al.us/tourism_idx.php
www.chiltoncounty.org/
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Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Beekeeping Symposium
PROGRAM
8:00—8:30 a.m.
8:30—8:45 a.m.
Registration
Welcome, Opening Remarks, Introductions, and Instructions
Dr. James E. Tew, Beekeeping Specialist, ACES, Moderator
Gerry Whitaker, President, Alabama Beekeepers Assn., Alabama Master Beekeeper
8:45—9:30 a.m.
The Sustainable Apiary
9:30—10:15a.m.
“Bees that Bite Mites”
Dr. Lawrence Connor, Wicwas Press
Dr. Greg Hunt, Entomology Professor, Purdue University
10:15—10:30 a.m.
BREAK
10:30—11:15 a.m.
Bee Sting Reactions and Treatments
Dr. John Hurst, Master Beekeeper
Producing and Processing Varietal Honey
Roy Smith, Master Beekeeper
For the New Beekeeper—
“Life Cycle of the Honey Bee”, Lonnie Funderburg, Master Beekeeper
10:30—Noon
Cooking with Honey Workshop
Sherry Ferrell. Divelbess Award Winner
11:15—Noon
Are the Biggest Colonies Always the Best Colonies?
Dr. James Tew, ACES Beekeeping Specialist
Discussion Session: Alabama—Its Bees & Its Beekeepers
Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries Regulatory Staff
For the New Beekeeper—
“How to Buy Bees and Equipment”, Roslyn Horton, Master Beekeeper
Noon—1:30 p.m.
LUNCH is provided for those who pre-register by Alabama Beekeepers Association
1:30—2:15 p.m.
Making and Maintaining Nucleus Colonies
Dr. Larry Connor, Wicwas Press
Cell Punch Method of Queen Production
Wil Montgomery, Master Beekeeper
For the New Beekeeper—
“The Hive Inspection”, Bill Evans, Master Beekeeper
1:30—3:00 p.m.
Products from the Hive Workshop
Elizabeth Whitaker, Beeginnings Honey Farm
2:30—3:15 p.m.
Producing Quality Queens in a Cool Climate
Dr. Greg Hunt, Entomology Professor, Purdue University
Peddling Your Honey—Start Small and Grow
Sherry Ferrell. Divelbess Award Winner
Alabama Beekeepers Association Board Meeting
Gerry Whitaker, President, Alabama Beekeepers Association
For the New Beekeeper—
“Overcoming Obstacles With Your First Hive”, Richard Knighton, Master Beekeeper
3:30—3:45 p.m.
Closing Remarks, Evaluations, & Door Prizes
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Clanton Conference and
Performing Arts Center
AUDITORIUM
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