When: January 4th, 2020
Who: Austin Area Beekeepers Association
Where: The Marriott, La Frontera, 2600 La Frontera Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78681
Questions: Lance Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org
Register at: https://aabaseminar2020.eventbrite.com
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. Most 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 health causes.
Description: This is a daylong seminar offering seven 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.
Professor Juliana Rangel – Entomology at Texas A&M
Blake Shook- President of the Texas Beekeepers Association
Mary Reed – Texas Apiary Inspector
Mark Hedley – Owner of Spiral Horn Apiary
Pierre Lau- Ph.D. Student of Entomology Texas A&M
Robin Sliva- Hill County Beekeepers Association President
Ryan Giesecke – Trinity Valley Beekeepers President
James & Chari Elam – Owners of Bluebonnet Beekeeping
Dodie Stillman – Certified Texas Master Beekeeper
Terry Spencer- Vice President of the Austin Beekeepers Assoc.
Karl Acuri – Austin Area Beekeepers Assoc. (Co-Organizer)
Brandon Fehrenkamp – Owner of Austin Bees
Pamela Yeamans – Certified Advanced Level Beekeeper (TMBP)
Ashley Ralph – Area Director Texas Beekeepers Assoc.
John Swan – Owner of Wicked Bee Apiary
Dennis Herbert – Past Pres. of the Bell-Coryell Beekeeping Assoc.
Tara Chapman- Owner of Two Hives Honey
Lance Wilson – Certified Master Craftsman Beekeeper (GMBP)
Other Sessions will include:
-Honey Bee Management Advanced
-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
-How to Grow Your Apiary Business
-Successful Sales and Marketing
-Bees as an Ag. Exemption
-Honey Bee Reproductive Biology
-Smoker Lighting Demo
-Varroa Monitoring Workshop
-Honey Bee Pheromones
-Wax Working Workshop