Last Updated (Wednesday, 14 November 2012 16:07)
Second in a series of updates about the Eastern Apicultural Society's Annual Conference and Short Course in 2013
West Chester University
On-site beeyards are part of the Conference & Short Course! From basic lessons to advanced workshops, the apiaries are there for you! With help from able instructors, learn how to "read" a frame, find a queen, spot a great brood pattern, and identify supercedure & swarm cells. The more experienced may learn about common hive problems and how to solve them (drone-laying workers, drone-laying queens, wax moths, hive beetles, Varroa mites, mice, etc.). Find out when and how to combine hives, split hives, how to replace queens, work a top bar hive and much more!
The Short Course has both a Basic and an Advanced Level. Students may drift between levels and courses within each level, provided attendance does not exceed room capacity.
AWESOME! Don't forget your gear! It is a hands-on educational apiary, so you'll be in the hives. Bring what you normally wear in the beeyard.
What I found most appealing about EAS is that one can bounce back and forth between the beginner and advanced tracks depending on what one finds interesting. And the time in the apiary and lab - that is really a treat and sets EAS apart from most state meetings. EAS is probably the only bee meeting where one can choose among several lectures, instruction in the apiary or lab -- or even in the kitchen -- at any given time, depending on one's interests. I think the average beekeeper has no idea of the scope of concurrent educational opportunities from which to choose. It's a fabulous program! -- Pam Fisher, President, Beekeepers Guild of Southeast Virginia
The Eastern Apicultural Society's annual Conference and Short Course are organized by a handful of volunteers in the host state. Numerous members of the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association (PSBA) are hard at work to bring you EAS 2013. PA beekeepers will welcome you warmly this August!
Last Updated (Sunday, 13 January 2013 09:33)
West Chester University
West Chester, PA
August 5 – 9, 2013
The Planning Committee for the 2013 Conference & Short Course is proud to introduce not one, but two, keynote speakers for our annual event! Dr. Mark Winston, Simon Fraser University & Mr. Brian Snyder, PA Association of Sustainable Agriculture.
The keynotes will be delivered on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 . . . but wait, let me take a step back for those of you who haven't been to an EAS Conference week before.
The format of this annual event follows:
Pennsylvania's own Maryann Frazier is ably organizing the program for Wed. through Fri. Invited speakers are confirming their intention to be with us and pinning down the titles of their talks and workshops. Check the EAS website often for confirmed speakers, lodging information and other updates.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 03 January 2017 13:28)
New Top Bar Hive Book
Update 26 November 2012 | Dr. Wyatt Mangum just published a new ‘chapter’ to his top bar hive book as a web page. The chapter is on screen floor top-bar hives, very detailed, about 6,000 words and 30 photographs. Top bar hive beekeepers should find it useful and possibly frame hive beekeepers too, particularly those using screened bottom boards. You can read more at Dr. Mangum’s web site or view the chapter itself here.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 03 January 2017 13:26)
Australian researchers show flower color evolution driven by bee preferences
Photographic reconstruction of how bee vision would see a flower, which appears yellow to human eyes.
(Phys.org) -- A team of researchers in Australia has shown that the evolution of flowers in that country was driven by the preferences of bees, rather than the other way around. In their paper published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the team describes how they gathered over a hundred samples of different flowers and then compared them against the types of colors that bees best identify and then compared those results with research findings regarding bees and flowers in North America.
Last Updated (Friday, 26 August 2016 16:21)
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