VSBA 2014 Summer Conference

When: June 13 - 14, 2014
Where: Brookville High, Lynchburg, Va
Hosted by: Piedmont Beekeepers Association

The meeting will be held at the Brookville High School, 100 Laxton Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502.

Jamie Ellis, University of Florida Associate Professor of Entomology, Steve Repasky of Burgh Bees, Jerry Borger of the New River Valley Beekeepers Association and Dick Rogers from the Bayer Bee Care Center will be the speakers.

Agenda
(As of May 21, 2014, subject to change)
Friday, June 13
12:00 – 1:00 Registration
1:00 – 1:15 Opening Remarks
1:15 –2:00 Dick Rogers --Supporting the Best of Two Worlds: Healthy Bees & Healthy Crops
2:00-2:45 Jamie Ellis—University of Florida's Research & Extension Efforts in Apiculture
2:45 - 3:15 Break
3:15 – 3:30 Door Prize Drawings
3:30 – 4:15 Jerry Borger—Hobbyist Queens Using a Double Screen
4:15 -5:00 Stephen Repasky—Making Splits: Sustainability in the Out-Yard
5:00 Adjourn

Saturday, June 14
8:00 – 8:45 Registration
8:45 – 9:00 Opening Remarks
9:00 – 9:45 Jamie Ellis—Honey Bees as Superorganisims
9:45 -10:30 Stephen Repasky—Keeping Healthy Bees: Varroa Management and Other Ideas
11:00 - 11:15 Door Prize Drawings
11:15 – 12:00 Jamie Ellis—How Honey Bees Helped Me Answer Life's 4 Most Important Questions
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 1:45 Door Prize Drawing (last one)
1:45 – 2:15 Business Meeting
2:15 – 2:45 State Apiarist's Report
2:45 – 3:15 Master Beekeeping Program Update
3:15 – 4:30 Jerry Borger—Hive Innovations & Tips
4:30 Adjourn

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