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Central Iowa Beekeepers Association – Winter Seminar

- January 18, 2020 -


Jan 18, 2020    
8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Grimes Community Complex
410 SE Main Street, Grimes, Iowa, 50111, Polk County

What:   Winter Seminar

When:  Saturday, January 18, 2020 – 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Where: Grimes Community Complex, 410 SE Main Street, Grimes, IA  50111

Who:    Dr. Lawrence John Connor, Dr. Judy Wu-Smart, Mr. Sheldon Brummel

Contact: Linn Wilbur



The annual CIBA Winter Seminar features speakers:

  • Larry Connor will talk on his recent book, “Keeping Bees Alive: Sustainable Beekeeping Essentials” and “Increase Essentials: Nuclei, Management & Wintering.” Dr. Connor is author and coauthor of numerous beekeeping books, a former university professor and an employee of Dadant during their Starline and Midnight queen rearing program. Presently he is head of Wicwas Press which publishes many beekeeping books.
  • Judy Wu-Smart is an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist at the University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL) and will talk on Managing for Honey Production/Apiary Placement and Design Considerations. Dr. Wu-Smart is Director of the UNL Bee Lab.
  • Sheldon Brummel is associated with the UNL Bee Lab and is the Coordinator for the Great Plains Master Beekeeping Project. His talks are on the Great Plains Master Beekeeping program and on Bee Friendly Backyards.

The Winter Seminar fee is $35 for CIBA members and $40 for non-members, including an on-site catered lunch.  Additional information and mail-in registration forms are available on the CIBA website at  Registration deadline is January 7, 2020 postmark.  Registration is required for attendance as there will be no ticket sales at the door on the day of the seminar.  Seating is limited.  We plan to hold the event unless the City of Grimes determines the facility can’t be opened because of severe weather.