Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Austin 7th Annual Beekeeping Seminar

When:        Jan. 27, 2018 
Who:           Austin Area Beekeepers Association
Where:       Norris Conference Centers, 2525 W Anderson Ln #365, Austin, TX 78757
Cost:          $60


Why:
The mission of this daylong seminar is to educate people of all experience levels in sustainable science-based bee husbandry and to provide support to worthy bee charities. The lion’s share of the proceeds are donated to the Texas A&M Honey Bee Lab, the Texas Beekeepers Association Queen’s Program, the Texas Master Beekeeping Program and other bee charities. 
honey bee on passion flower



Description:

This is a daylong seminar offering 5 different educational presentations running concurrently every hour throughout the day. This will provide many beginning and advanced subjects to choose from. A separate beginner track has been formatted covering a variety of startup topics for soon-to-be or very-new beekeepers. A beginner beekeeper will learn the fundamentals of honey bee biology and behavior, how to select the equipment you will need, where to buy bees, how to set up your apiary, how to light a smoker, feeding, the fundamentals of honey extraction, queen finding, requeening and annual management.

For additional information you can email Lance Wilson at lance@beekeepinghelp.com

This organization is non-profit and 100% of the proceeds of this event will be used to promote sustainable beekeeping practices and provide support to bee charities.

Other Sessions will include:
-Honey Bee Management 1 and 2
-Nutrition Management
-Honey Bee Biology and Behavior
-Top Bar Management 1 and 2
-Effective Varroa Management for Robust Populations
-Brood Disease and Pest Control
-Swarm Capture Techniques
-Raising Queens
-Simple Queen Cell Production
-Learn Honey Extraction Techniques
-How to Grow Your Apiary Business
-Successful Sales and Marketing
-How to plant Beescapes
-Bees as an Ag. Exemption
-Queen Finding and Requeening
-Honey Bee Reproductive Biology
-Making Splits
-Cut-Outs
-Equipment Building Workshop
-Smoker Lighting Demo
-What Every Beekeeper Should Know About Foraging
-Impact of Miticides on QMP
-Varroa Monitoring Workshop
-Honey Bee Health and Nutrition
-Preparing for a Honey Show

Presenters:
Professor Juliana Rangel – Entomology at Texas A&M
Mary Reed - Texas Apiary Inspector
Mark Hedley - Owner of Spiral Horn Apiary
Dan Aurell - Texas A&M Tech Transfer Team
Ryan Giesecke - Trinity Valley Beekeepers President
James & Chari Elam - Owners of Bluebonnet Beekeeping Supplies
Dodie Stillman - Certified Texas Master Beekeeper
Elizabeth Walsh - Ph.D. Student of Entomology at Texas A&M
Tanya Phillips - Certified Texas Master Beekeeper
Karl Acuri - Austin Area Beekeepers Assoc. (Co-Organizer)
Becky Bender - Texas Master Naturalist
Brandon Fehrenkamp - Owner of Austin Bees
Pamela Yeamans – Certified Advanced Level Beekeeper (TMBP)
Chuck Reburn - Certified Texas Master Beekeeper
Ashley Ralph - Area Director Texas Beekeepers Assoc.
Steve Butler - Owner of Company Bee
John Swan - Owner of Wicked Bee Apiary
Dennis Herbert - Past Pres. of the Bell-Coryell Beekeeping Assoc.
Lance Wilson - Certified Master Craftsman Beekeeper (GMBP)