NWDBA Honey Bee Conference
**If you are interested in the Sunday Hive Demo, scroll to the bottom **
Saturday Sept. 21st
9:00-10:15am Andony Melathopoulos
Doing the Multiplication: expanding your apiary the old school and "the Next Generation" way
(covers installing packages, splitting and making nucs)
10:15am-11:30pm Randy Oliver
Reading The Combs: Understanding Bee Biology Over the Course of a Season
By acquiring a better understanding of the biology of bees, nutrition, parasites, and pathogens over the course of the season, and by learning to "read the combs," the beekeeper can then make better informed management decisions adapted to his/her particular situation.
11:30am-1:00pm Lunch break
1:00pm-2:15 Andony Melathopoulos
Unsung Bee Diseases and How to Manage Them
(European foulbrood, chalkbrood, viruses, nosema)
2:15-3:30pm Anne Marie Fauvel
Honey Bee Hygienic Behavior and Hygienic Testing
Honey bees have been selected and bred to increase hygienic behaviors conferring them resistance (or increased tolerance) toward specific pest and diseases, notably chalkbrood, sacbrood virus and potentially, the pernicious Varroa. The Bee Informed Partnership Tech Transfer Teams have been testing these hygienic behaviors with some of the key queen breeders in Northern California improving the hygienic stock in the US. In this presentation, we will describe what hygienic behaviors are and how we test and score colonies for the traits.
3:45-5:00pm Randy Oliver
Oxalic Acid Tips
As varroa develops resistance to the synthetic miticides, beekeepers must learn to use alternative treatments. Oxalic acid has a long history of successful use, and can be applied by different methods (dribble, sublimation, extended-release). Tips from someone who has used oxalic acid for nearly two decades.
About Our Speakers:
Randy Oliver is a commercial beekeeper in California, runs the scientificbeekeeping.com website, a careful researcher, and the author of a monthly column in American Bee Journal.
Andony Melathopoulos is an Assistant Professor in Pollinator Health Extension in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University, which was the first such position in the US. He also sit on the Steering Committee of the Oregon Bee Project, which coordinates pollinator health work across state agencies and hosts a weekly podcast called PolliNation. In 2018 Andony was recognized with the national Pollinator Advocate award by the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign.
Anne Marie Fauvel is the Tech Team Coordinator for the Bee Informed Partnership based at the University of Maryland. In addition to lending a hand in coordinating the many BIP programs, she is charged with the logistics of 5 regional technical-transfer teams working directly with commercial beekeepers bridging the gap between industry and academic research. The Tech-Teams lead the sampling effort to collect copious amount of data on colony health, management and treatment data and act as consultant with their regional and national perspectives. Anne Marie also teaches at Grand Valley State University and is the apiarist on campus managing the small GVSU Meijer Campus Apiary in Holland Michigan.
HIVE DEMO on Sunday 9/22
**If you are an NWDBA Club member please email email@example.com for a password to unlock member pricing**
Randy Oliver is extending his stay in order to do two hive inspections with us in Snohomish, WA.
Session 1: 10am-11:45am
Session 2: 12:30pm-2:15pm
Space is very limited. Previously this opportunity was only available to club members and we have a few spots that are being opened to the public.
This will be held in one of our local beekeeper's personal bee yard & so information on the exact location will be distributed on Friday via email.
Everett PUD Theatre (View)
2320 California Street
Everett, WA 98201
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|